Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back in time to the months leading up to the departure of local troops to the front lines of the Civil War in this week’s A Sense of Place column. Read about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles and those who helped fund their weapons and uniforms in today’s Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 3B)
- L.C. Manning — 87, died Thursday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- William L. Pierce — 84, died Friday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Nellie Bunn Parker Wade — 97, of Water Valley died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Yalobusha Nursing Facility. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
- L.C. Walls — died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
The Water Valley VFW, Post 4100, will host The Jason Adams Band from 8 to midnight Saturday. The VFW post home is located at 11535 Highway 315, just west of Water Valley. (February 18, 2011)
VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley will host bingo on Friday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., sales starting at 6 and the first of 24 games beginning at 7. Players must be at least 18 years old. Bingo is held at the home of the post at 11535 Highway 315 just west of Water Valley. (February 18, 2011)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (February 18, 2011)
GED Testing is being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College at the WIN Job Center in Oxford on the first Wednesday of every month. At least three weeks prior to testing, an applicant must come to the WIN Job Center to complete all steps of the registration process. For more information, contact Amy Savage or Meghan Feltenstein at 234-3231. (February 18, 2011)
Positive All The Way is accepting applications for the second annual Sixth-Grade Beauty Review and the Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Beauty Review. Those interested can e-mail Positive_atw@yahoo.com or call Jo Vonn Reed at 662-801-6073 for an application. Application fee is $20. The beauty reviews will be March 26. (February 18, 2011)
The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi will offer its second concert of the 2010-11 season at 11:30 a.m. March 7 at the Ford Center. The concerts are especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the department’s regular season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. This concert will feature the winners of the student concerto competition. Admission is free, however, but attendees are responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. Reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, contact Ronald Vernon at email@example.com or 816-3417. (February 18, 2011)
The Russian National Ballet is bringing its acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one show March 4. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $28 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. (February 18, 2011)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will show the film, “Intruder In The Dust,” on Feb. 25. A light supper of hot dogs and trimmings will be served and you may bring your own adult beverage if you chose. RSVP to the church at 234-1269 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so the church may know how many to prepare for. Supper will start at 5:30 followed by an introduction by a Faulkner scholar before the film. This event is part of the 150-year celebration of St. Peter’s. (February 18, 2011)