The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp will be held this month for girls entering grades 6 through 10. Attendees will complete experiments, meet women in the field of engineering, go on field trips and even engineer their own invention. The camp will be held June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regents School of Oxford, 14 CR 130 in Oxford. The cost is $30 per girl, space is limited.
Whether you know anything about science or are a Girl Scout, The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp is set up to be a place to be creative, inventive and meet new people. The Engineering Day Camp is provided by Girl Scouts Heart of the South through a grant from the U.S Department of Education. For more information or a registration form, contact Marlowe Brownlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-226-0255 or 1-888-453-2034. (June 7, 2010)
The VFW and Pork Fiction Bar-B-Q team will have a benefit for Mandy McCord from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19, at the Veterans Building. Boston Butts can be ordered for $25 each and barbecue plates will be available for $10 each. A silent auction and karaoke will also be featured. Proceeds will held the McCord family with mounting medical expenses. To order, either call Randal Loyed at 236-3536 or e-mail Penny Smith at email@example.com. (June 7, 2010)
The community’s second annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. June 19 on Martin Luther King Drive. This year’s event will also include a parade at 6 p.m. June 18. Those interested in registering to participate by entering a float, car, bike, dance group or walkers, can call 662-701-9710. Parade entry and vendor booths are free. (June 7, 2010)
The Lafayette County Extension Service and the National Resource Conservation Service will conduct a Lady Landowner Seminar on Thursday at the Lafayette County Fire Department on Industrial Road, also known as 50 CR 1032.
Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. with program starting at 11. The subject will be “Butterfly Gardening.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling 234-4451 by June 8 to ensure sufficient meal preparations may be made. The Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Mississippi State University Extension Service will sponsor the program. (June 7, 2010)
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 this evening at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community in Oxford. Beth Chandler will present a brief overview of the new reference book, “Stages of Senior Care,” written by the founders of HomeInstead Senior Care.
For more information, contact Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin, Department of Social Work, at 236-1879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The meetings are open to all caregivers and friends interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. (June 7, 2010)
The Oxford area Reach to Recovery group will have its annual picnic meeting at 6:30 this evening at the home of Peggy and James Butler, 418 Meadowlawn Drive. Dress casually and bring finger foods for al fresco dining. There will be no formal program — just fun visiting and getting to know one another better. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to come. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at 816-9316 or email@example.com. (June 7, 2010)
The annual meeting of the Hurricane Creek Water Association will be at 6 this evening in the Springfield M.B. Church Fellowship Hall. All members are invited. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. (June 7, 2010)
Meets at 6 this evening in the conference room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Anyone interested in ham radio is welcome. Also, anyone wanting to take an entry-level technician test can do so at the meeting. A second technician test will be offered on June 19. The Ole Miss Amateur Radio Club will host Field Day on June 26-27. Everyone is welcome to see and experience ham radio first-hand. For more information, call 236-7817. (June 7, 2010)
- James Price “Jimmy” Cook Sr. — 70, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Batesville, with Dr. Jay Cook officiating and Dr. David Ball assisting. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Dickens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Lillian “Lyn” Margaret Housley — 77, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
- David Russell Lucker — 62, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, in Oxford. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
- Thomas Allen “Tommy” Mills — 65, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with the Rev. Daniel Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Lafayette County. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Appleton Room at the funeral home.
(June 6, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host “Time to Dance!” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom, located on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will enjoy a group dance lesson. Refreshments will be available and open dancing will take place to a variety of musical styles. Everyone is welcome. Those who can’t dance are invited to come and enjoy themselves while they are learning to dance. Admission is $8 for members or $12 for non-members. Student admission is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Yearly membership dues are $25 and student yearly membership dues are $15. Those interested can join at the door. For more information, Fred or Kathy at 234-8530 or visit the Web site at www.ombdc.com. (June 6, 2010)