Chapter 1659, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Fat Cats Catfish & Steak restaurant, 1007 Old College Hill Road. A variety of lunches will be available. Guest speaker will be Mary Kathryn Millner, director of tourism with the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, a discussion will be held concerning the recently concluded NARFE National Convention. All members and prospective members, all active and retired federal employees, family and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Chapter Secretary Bill James at 234-3197. (August 20, 2010)
Will meet for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker is Bethany Huffman, Rotary District 6800 membership chair. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (August 20, 2010)
- Jerold “Jerry” Dennon Campbell, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:30 until 2:45 in the fellowship hall of the church. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Cecil C. “Nick” Nichols — 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Services will be held at this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Billy Sasser officiating. Burial will follow at Ford’s Well Cemetery.
- Lanny Eugene Phillips — 58, died Wednesday, Aug. 18. 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery on CR 444. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- James Pitts — 42, died Thursday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
J.R. Witt, president and founder of 1st Liberty Financial, will present a free seminar on Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit at noon Monday at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Oxford. This benefit program can provide money to pay for home care, assisted living care or nursing home care for veterans or their spouses. For more information about the company and the VA benefits, visit www.1stliberty.net. (August 20, 2010)
Curt Kennedy writes to suggest that the mascot for Ole Miss athletic teams be a horse named Rebel. He points out the positive qualities of the animal and notes that it could be a back-to-the-future type thing since a horse was on the field for a UM football game some 37 years ago. (August 20, 2010, Page 4A)
The annual meeting of the College Hill Water Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the College Hill Community Center. All members are urged to attend. (August 20, 2010)
The “More Than a Meal” program will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning Sept. 7, at the Stone Center on Washington Avenue. A free meal will be provided, tutoring will be available for students and more. For more information, call 801-4712. (August 20, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Local farmers are expected to have eggs, fruits, vegetables and other produce, jams and jellies, flowers, and baked goods. David Spruill will perform catchy tunes, love ballads, kids’ songs and gospel standards. The Lafayette County Master Gardeners will help with any horticultural problems or questions. (August 20, 2010)
The Taylor Farmers’ Market features fresh local produce, baked goods and art this and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Plein Air Neighborhood. This week’s live music is by Adrian Baron Robbins and Kevin Larkin. There are dining, shops and green space to play, walk or picnic. (August 20, 2010)
The annual Sav-A-Life Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Oxford. The tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Pregnancy Test Center (on the left just before North Oxford Baptist Church) or at the door. Those who want to support Sav-A-Life, but can’t go to the banquet, can mail a check to P. O. Box 1193, Oxford 38655. (August 20, 2010)