An all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner fundraiser for the Childress family will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the North Oxford Baptist Church Family Life Center. Tickets are $10 to eat-in or take out. A silent auction and regular auction will be held and door prizes will be given away. Family entertainment will be provided by The Big E and the Hound Dogs, Ginny Starr and Kevin O’Conner, Jerry Locke, NOBC Gospel Quartet, Kirby Lander & Belinda Jones, and David Blackmarr and his Harmonica. Proceeds will benefit Billy Ray Childress and his family. Childress was diagnosed with cancer earlier this summer. Donations can be made at any Regions Bank, c/o “Friends of Billy Ray.” For more information, call Scott Davis at either 662-607-3313 or 234-2588, or Pala Reeves at either 801-4535 or 234-8991. (August 22, 2010)
Will meet at 5 this evening at Oxford High School. (August 22, 2010)
The Amos Network of Lafayette County will conduct its Homebuyer Education Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s Magnolia Auditorium. The workshop is HUD approved and it is free. For more information, contact Janice F. Carr at 662-380-0662 or e-mail at email@example.com. (August 22, 2010)
L.O.U HOME will hold a public hearing on submitting a home ownership grant application for affordable homes for low-income families at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. Those interested in purchasing an affordable home are encouraged to attend. (August 22, 2010)
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- Geneva Payne Perrine — 99, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- James E. Pitts — 42, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. A Celebration of His Life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Powerhouse in Oxford. A graveside service will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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The Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers of Lafayette County will host its annual Potluck Picnic at noon Thursday at the Lafayette County Extension Office at 101 Veterans Drive. Members will bring a covered dish for lunch. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, call the office at 234-4451. (August 22, 2010)
Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was 6-for-10 for 148 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first quarter — in leading the Oxford Chargers to a 41-12 victory over Grenada in the season-opener for both teams at Bobby Holcomb field. (more…) (August 20, 2010)
Chapter 1659, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Fat Cats Catfish & Steak restaurant, 1007 Old College Hill Road. A variety of lunches will be available. Guest speaker will be Mary Kathryn Millner, director of tourism with the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, a discussion will be held concerning the recently concluded NARFE National Convention. All members and prospective members, all active and retired federal employees, family and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Chapter Secretary Bill James at 234-3197. (August 20, 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 is Bethany Huffman, Rotary District 6800 membership chair. 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 20, 2010)