Meets at 6 this evening in the Oxford City Hall courtroom. (October 5, 2010)
The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association will host a sight in day at the F.D. “Buddy East” Training Facility from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring their hunting rifles (no automatic weapons) and site them in preparation for hunting season.
The event is open to the public, but those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Eye and ear protection will be provided to those who need it. While weapons must be unloaded when brought to the facility, attendees are asked to bring ammunition with them. Targets will also be provided. The training facility is located at 60 CR 3087. To get there, take Highway 6 West to County Road 309, and follow the road until it turns to gravel and bear left. (October 5, 2010)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)
Jack Howard writes to explain the position of many residents of the Avent Park Hills area in regard to proposals about Cedar Oaks, which is located there. He explains that safety for the people who live there is the major concern, and should be addressed when considering an exception to the municipal code. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)
The Sardis Lake Indian Artifact show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Oxford Conference Center on Sisk Avenue. Free Admission. (October 5, 2010)
The Homeless Task Force, in conjunction with the Interfaith Compassion Ministry, will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oxford Police Department Conference Room, 715 Molly Barr Road. All those who have been involved and are interested in exploring the causes and solutions to problems related to the homeless in the Oxford-Lafayette County area are invited to attend.
Churches and civic organizations are encouraged to partner with the Homeless Task Force in this community-wide endeavor. Subcommittees of the Task Force will report on their findings to date and directions for future actions will be explored, discussed and outlined. For more information, contact Marcia Cole at (662) 236-5529 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 5, 2010)
The Oxford Civic Chorus will present its fall concert, “Music of the People: Folk Songs of the World,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at North Oxford Baptist Church. The Oxford Civic Chorus is an excellent group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, hailing from Oxford and the entire north Mississippi area. Membership is by audition only. The chorus is directed by Brooke Bagley-Worthy and accompanied by Andrew Gordon. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. (October 5, 2010)
The Eastside MHV Club of the Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers of Lafayette County will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Philadelphia M. B. Church Fellowship Hall on Mt. Zion Road. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, call Florence Campbell at 513-0693. (October 5, 2010)
The only debate in the closely contested race between Rep. Travis Childers and state Senator Alan Nunnelee for the First Congressional District seat in Mississippi will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Overby Center Auditorium on the Ole Miss campus.
The event is free and open to the public. Because a large crowd is expected and seats in the Overby Center Auditorium are limited, plans have been made to simulcast the program for any overflow to another hall in the same building. (October 5, 2010)
- Dorothy Lynn Loffer — 85, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Naples. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery in Marietta, Texas. Harrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Bobby Gene Russell — 73, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow at Forrest Memorial Park with full military honors. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Emma Louise Turnipseed — 91, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.