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Council on Aging

The Council on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and an information exchange. This informal group provides a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend this networking meeting. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin, UM Department of Social Work, at joquin@olemiss.edu or the United Way at 236-4265. (June 16, 2010)

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    ‘Movie Night’

    The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Film Festival will host free “Movie Night” in the parks this summer. The movie “The Goonies” will be screened at Avent Park on Friday. “Kung Fu Panda” will be shown July 16 at Bailey Branch Park. “Field of Dreams” will be screened July 30 at FNC Sports Complex.

    Live music will be performed before the films are shown. On Friday,  Maybelle’s Lovers will perform. On July 16, Silas Reed and Da’Books will perform and on July 30, Donovan McCain and the Troubadour Band will provide the live music.

    Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and movie pals to enjoy a night of free entertainment. All movies start at dusk. For more information, visit www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (June 16, 2010)

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      Poker Run

      The Oxford Shriners 7th annual Poker Run will be held Saturday at Illusions on West Jackson Avenue. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. A car show and live auction will be held and items will continue to be accepted for the auction until Friday. Proceeds go to Shriners Hospital for Children and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call Charles McGonagill at 832-5000 or Greg Dykes at 234-4889. (June 16, 2010)

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        Pet Adoption Day

        9 Lives Cat Rescue and Friends of Pete will hold a joint pet adoption day on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the new Hollywood Feed in the Goose Creek Mall on West Jackson Avenue. The pets hoping for permanent homes will include puppies, kittens and some adult dogs and cats. Representatives from both organizations will be there to answer questions. (June 16, 2010)

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          Oxford Rhythm Revival

          Oxford Rhythm Revival continues Saturday with an all-day festival on the Square. The event is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries.

          At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20.

          Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove, is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community. (June 16, 2010)

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            Oxford Rhythm Revival

            “Mosquitoville” will kick off the Oxford Rhythm Revival, which begins Thursday and continues on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Oxford Square.

            At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20, or $15 if purchased Thursday night at The Lyric.

            Oxford Rhythm Revival is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove. The health clinic is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community.

            The fundraiser begins Thursday at The Lyric with “Mosquitoville.” The theater will provide the setting for Mississippi entertainer Mathus’ engaging historical show of songs and stories fit for all ages. The “Mosquitoville” performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at the door and online at www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. The special live broadcast will be hosted by Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Thacker Mountain Radio. (June 16, 2010)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Gail Philip Anderson — 67, of Greenville, S.C., died Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The First Christian Church in Emporia, Kan. Burial will follow in the Reading Cemetery in Reading, Kan. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.
              • Marie Beatrice Nabors Bratton — 90, died Monday at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
              • Nancy Marzette — 89, of Etta died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Vivian Lee Bennett Zinn — 87, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with the Rev. Aubrey Boren officiating. Burial will follow in the Bruce Cemetery. Visitation will held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

               (June 15, 2010, Page 2)

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                Smith leads 13-14 Cubs past Cards

                Nick Smith fell a single short of the cycle and drove in four runs to help lead the 13-14 year-old Bancoxford Insurance Services Cubs to a 9-3 win over the Rozier Hayes Cardinals in Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action Monday night at FNC Park.

                In the other youth games, the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox beat the Plein Air Royals 16-3, while the Oxford Orthopedics Sports Medicine Rays topped the Bank of Oxford Dodgers 11-4. (June 15, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Copacetic

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, who weathered the toughness of the Depression to make a living for his family, and relates a recent visit to his father’s grave. (June 15, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Monday’s obituaries

                    • Rosalie Bryant Neilson — 91, died Friday, June 11, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. A graveside service will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

                     (June 14, 2010, Page 2)

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