- Ina Mae Bibbs – 82, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in the Beverly U.M. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Beverly U.M. Church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Dale McCurdy Childress – 89, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services were held this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
- Robert Landon Davis – 73, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. Services were held Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Bernie and Peggy Smith write to urge members of the community to come to Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to show support for overturning a decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission about two houses that St. John’s owns and wants to donate to charity. (August 16, 2010, Page 4)
First National Bank of Oxford will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the bank’s main office on the Square. The bank hopes to collect 100 pints of blood. (August 16, 2010)
Burns United Methodist Church will offer a free meal for the homeless and anyone else who needs a meal on Thursday. The meal will be served at the church, 600 Molly Bar Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, rolls and drink. (August 16, 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 will be Jeremy Martin, North Mississippi service coordinator for the Secretary of State’s Office. 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 16, 2010)
A bake sale fundraiser for the Northwest Side Civic Club (Harmontown Community Center) will be held Saturday Sept. 4, starting at 9 a.m. at the Walmart in Oxford. (August 16, 2010)
- Tony Donail Riley — 43, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley.
- Taylor Nicole Willard — 16, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sardis Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Dickins Funeral Home in Batesville.
Cub Scout Pack 146 hosts its fall registration night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Boys in grades 1-5 are invited to come sign up to experience the adventure of Scouting, a program that builds character and instills values. The fall schedule includes camping, swimming, a service project and lots of fun! Returning Scouts who bring a friend to sign up get a cool recruiter patch. For more information, call Jeff Edge at 816-9988. (August 13, 2010)
The University of Mississippi is hosting a state Senate Elections Committee hearing on legislative redistricting Thursday.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. A series of public meetings across the state are designed to culminate in mid-March with the passage of a legislative redistricting plan. The Legislature is required to redraw boundaries of the districts of its 174 members before the next round of state elections in 2011.
The meeting is to be co-chaired by House Apportionment and Elections Chair Tommy Reynolds (D-Water Valley) and Senate Elections Chair Terry Burton (R-Newton). Audience members will be able to address committee members from the floor.
For more information about the hearings, visit http://www.poten.com/NewsDetails. (August 13, 2010)
Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society presents Woofstock on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Johnny Morgan’s Shop off Highway 7 North in Oxford (1 mile from the Highway 30 overpass, on the right, directly across from the first entrance to Woodland Hills) to benefit the Humane Society. This fun-filled festival will feature musical guests Soule, Moon Pie Curits, Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men, Rocket 88 and Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids.
Clark Beverage Group and Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company will provide the beverages. Pork Fiction is cooking barbecue from Stan’s Meat Market. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available, along with other food items from Rib Cage, Domino’s, Beacon Restaurant, Emileigh’s Bakery, Volta, Sno Biz and Frank & Marlee’s. Pets allowed if socialized, friendly and on a leash. Kids will enjoy inflatable bouncers, face painting, horse shoes, badminton and more. Vendors, such as Silpada jewelry and Flippin’ Fundraiser Flip Flops, will be there with items on display, and My Michelle’s will give away food samples. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. For more information, contact Hattie Alton at email@example.com or 662-236-7631. (August 13, 2010)