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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Nature Reading

Ann Fisher-Wirth, American poet and scholar of Oxford, will be the guest speaker for this Friday evening’s Nature Reading at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Antebellum Home at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs. The event is free and open to the public.

Fisher-Wirth’s third book of poems, “Carta Marina,” appeared from Wings Press in April 2009. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the environmental studies minor. She also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is currently editing an ecopoetry anthology with Laura-Gray Street and so she will talk about contemporary American ecopoetry to start the program. A discussion will be held at the end of the program. Registration is required by calling 662-252-1155 or e-mail kboyle@aududon.org. For more information, visit http://strawberryplains.audubon.org. (September 20, 2010)

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    Sunday’s obituaries

    • John L. Cherry —  77, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    • Edith Lucille Dickey —  71, of Water Valley died at her home on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Elam Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
    • Susan Varas Hannah, 64, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
    • Harry K. Jennings — 85, died Friday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

     (September 19, 2010)

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      Artists on Art Lecture Series

      Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending the second and final Artists on Art lecture at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series is presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!

      September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.

      The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073.

       (September 19, 2010)

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        Artists on Art Lecture Series

        Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending Artists on Art, two Thursday noon lectures at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!

        September 23: Katherine Rhodes Fields, Printmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Fields graduated cum laude from University of the South, Sewanee in 1997, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.  After studying Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland she earned her MFA in 2005 at the University of Mississippi Department of Art.  Along with an extensive national exhibition record, her drawings and installations were exhibited in Stirling Scotland at the Changing Room Contemporary Gallery (2005) and in Aberdeen Scotland as part of an international drawing invitational (2004).

        September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.

        The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073. (September 19, 2010)

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          Ford Center Crew Open Work Call

          The Ford Center for the Performing Arts will have an open work call on Oct. 9 for anyone interested on working on the Ford Center Stage Crew. Basic orientation to stage systems, work expectations and schedule procedures will be taught as well as hands strike and set up. If you are interested please contact Matt Zerangue: mattz@olemiss.edu. (September 19, 2010)

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            Workshop on foreclosure, bankruptcy

            Mississippi Legal Services Programs sponsors workshops on home foreclosures and bankruptcy throughout the state. North Mississippi Rural Legal Services will sponsor a workshop on home foreclosures and bankruptcy from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday for Lafayette, Benton and Marshall counties. The workshop will be held at the Holly Springs City Hall in Holly Springs, located at 160 S. Memphis St. in Holly Springs.

            Citizens experiencing problems with bankruptcies and foreclosures are encouraged to attend. Options and solutions to these problems will be presented, discussed and identified. Mississippi Legal Services Programs has formed partnerships with the Department of Human Services, Division of Community Services, United CAA, Northeast Mississippi Community Services and the local WIN Job Centers.

            For more information, on legal services for indigent Mississippians, visit the website, www.mslegalservices.org. Applicants needing legal services may call 1-800-498-1804 Monday-Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (September 19, 2010)

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              Lafayette Springs School Reunion

              Make plans to attend the Lafayette Springs School Reunion on Oct. 2 at the Lafayette Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Visiting begins at 9:45 a.m. with lunch at 11:30. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish for potluck lunch — sandwiches, finger food or dessert; memories to share; and a tale about something that happened in Lafayette Springs to top the ones Russell will tell. Everyone who lived in the Lafayette Springs area before the school closed are not only invited, but encouraged to come. All friends welcome. (September 19, 2010)

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                World Alzheimer’s Day Ceremony

                In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday, the community is invited to a brief ceremony and reception in recognition of those who have suffered with dementia and their caregivers. The gathering will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum’s outdoor sculpture, “Bardo of Rose,” a visual tribute to those touched by Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Located at the corner of University Avenue and 5th Street, the ceremony will also include refreshments and details about a new comunity program, “Memory Makers: Respite Day Services of Oxford,” will be announced. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at joquin@olemiss.edu or Dianne Arnold at 662-846-5335. (September 17, 2010)

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                  The Couch Potato Club — just one of several great ideas

                  Joanne Wilkinson, writing a Generations column, takes a look into an idea her husband came up with recently that she liked: instead of a fitness club, how about a Couch Potato Club? (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    The Commodores and the Rebels: More than 11 decades of history

                    Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)

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