John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
A solid pitching performance by Stormy Robison helped lift the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team to a 4-1 win over Southaven Tuesday night at LHS. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Cub Scout Pack 4 will have its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Tuesday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Dinner will be provided free starting at 6 p.m. and will be followed by an Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony. Anyone interested is invited. For more information, call Rob Freeman at (662) 816-3530. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature “Adventures with Alice in Wonderland” at Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (April 14, 2010)
Meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are asked to bring auction and donated items. For more information, call Margaret at 234-2434 or Sylvia at 236-6758. (April 14, 2010)
The University Greys, Camp No. 1803, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fat Cat’s Catfish and Steak Restaurant, 1007 College Hill Road. The program will be on the book, “The Iron Man and the Mississippi Company of Morgan’s Raiders.”
The Mississippi Company was a company raised in Marshall County and commanded by Thomas Binford Webber of Byalia. The program will be presented by the author, Jame. M. Power, a decorated combat veteran of World War II. Everyone interested in the program are invited. For more information, call William Hooper, camp commander, at 816-0281. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host the return of Personal Treasurers, the popular Antiques Road Show-style program, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the community are invited to bring their family heirlooms, garage sale finds and assorted curiosities for a panel of experts to identify.
While appraisals will not be offered, information on the Appraisers Association of America will be available and a librarian will be on hand to demonstrate the new online research capabilities for the State Archives in Jackson. The two-day program is presented by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 14, 2010)
A TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally will be held in Oxford Saturday at Avent Park. Families are welcomed, and balloons and flags will be available for the children. Bring your own lawnchairs. Musical entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. The formal presentation will begin at 10:30. Among the speakers will be Russell Latino, an Ole Miss Law graduate, often heard as a guest host for “On Deadline with Sid Salter” and “The Gallo Show” on Super Talk Mississippi radio, Bryan Fischer, host of the daily two hour “Focal Point” program on American Family Radio, and Scott Kendricks, a veteran. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at (662) 816-9316 or email@example.com, or Ray Garrett, (662) 281-0438 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web site, www.teapartyoxford.com. (April 14, 2010)
Get ready for a night of “Tradition versus Innovation” when two renowned string ensembles, the Turtle Island Quartet and Ying Quartet, meet on the same stage Friday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The unlikely pair will use their contradictory musical styles to interpret various compositions for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets, priced at $28 for orchestra seating and $20 for balcony, are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm.
The Turtle Island is a jazz-based quartet, most famous for its combination of classical and American contemporary musical styles. The Ying Quartet focuses on classical music and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. Each quartet will perform separately during the first half of the program to demonstrate their individual styles. After intermission, they perform together. (April 14, 2010)