Members of American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (August 9, 2010)
Will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The speaker will be Viet Nam veteran, Gene Hayes of Oxford. He will speak of his experiences in the Viet Nam War and will review his book “The Year of the Monkey.” The public is invited, and veterans are especially welcome. (August 9, 2010)
Will meet at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Guest speaker will be Rick Mize of Supertalk/WQLJ 93.7 radio. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (August 9, 2010)
Members of this women’s philanthropic and educational organization will meet at 9:30 Thursday in the home of Donna Killen, who will be assisted by Amy Fisher, co-hostess. The program will be given by Bethany Cooper about the MBA program at University of Mississippi. (August 9, 2010)
The organizers of “Ruffing It at Ravine,” a day of art and music designed to benefit the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society set for Sept. 26 on the grounds of the Ravine restaurant and B&B, have postponed the event. “Unfortunately, due to logistical considerations, this fundraiser for the Oxford-Lafayette County Humane Society has been postponed. The event will occur on a Saturday during May 2011 — even bigger and better than previously imagined,” according to an e-mail sent Aug. 31. “Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the Ravine: 662-234-4555; or the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society: 662-236-7631.” (August 9, 2010)
A memorial service and monument dedication ceremony will be held for Pvt. Harmon M. Berry, 8th Miss. Cavalry, CSA, at Wyatt Chapel Cemetery at the intersection of county roads 122 and 223 in Yalobusha County at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. All are invited to attend. (August 9, 2010)
Introduced to the United States in 1747, the crape myrle is a favorite in Southern gardens. Layfayette County Master Gardner Dianne Smith Ferguson describes how these tolerant trees survive drought, extreme weather, and excessive pruning. (August 6, 2010, Page 2B)
In 1955, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Profiles in Courage,” while recovering from a spinal operation. He had long been interested in statesmen who had shown great political courage in the face of constituent pressures. One of the statesmen he wrote about was Oxford resident Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. (August 6, 2010, Page 3B)
- Martha Helen Woodall Dickey — 90, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:30 today at the funeral home.
- Hattie Mae Key — died Thursday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- William Donald “Catfish” Vernon Sr. — 80, of Como died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery-Midtown in Memphis. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Childhood passes quickly, especially through the eyes of parent and Oxford EAGLE columnist Leah Miller. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)