Guided walking tours of Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Tours depart from the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Guides will point out architectural features, introduce some prominent people from Oxford’s past, and explain why two houses have been declared National Historic Landmarks.
Sponsored by the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, guided walking tours are offered as part of its heritage tourism program. Travelers are given a personal, up-close introduction to Oxford, and residents can learn a little more about local history. It is a pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a closer look at one of Oxford’s most attractive assets.
Tours are approximately one hour and 15 minutes long and will be offered the third Saturday of every month from April to July. For more information, visit www.oxfordcvb.com or contact Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (April 12, 2010)
Monday’s Business Page Briefs:
– Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are set for Hill Country Landscaping on Thursday afternoon and Ya Ya’s Frozen Yogurt on Friday morning.
– Linda Johnson has been chosen as March Employee of the Month for North Mississippi Medical Clinics.
– Kimberly Nicole Morgan was named as a recipient of the Mississippi Trailblazers “Inspire” Award.
– An informational parent meeting is set for Tuesday at 5:30 at the Deborah Kay School of Dance. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)
Meets at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. Billy Lamb will speak on the city of Oxford’s landscaping activities. Members may bring guests. (April 12, 2010)
- Willie Mae “Bill” King — 87, died Saturday, April 10, 2010. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
- John Jackson Schuster — 65, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home.
- Jane Allen Wilson Sutherland — 75, died Saturday, April 10, 2010. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Greenville Cemetery. A local memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Boone Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
- Stephen Toliver — 37, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Henry Larry White — 60, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Services were held at noon today in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. C. H. Newcomb and Bro. Keith Davis officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery in Coffeeville.
Pantry Publicist Barbara J. Smith writes to thank members of the community for volunteering and for making donations to help the Pantry serve members of the community. (April 12, 2010, Page 4A)
The Collegians will present a concert of big band music on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Ole Miss Band Hall. Guest vocalist will be Nina Cole who will sing the Michael Buble composition “Everything.” The concert includes compositions such as “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “MacArthur Park,” “The Stars & Stripes Forever” and “Peg.” Admission to the concert is free. (April 12, 2010)
Midway Methodist Church is having a multi-family yard sale on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. as a fundraiser for its building fund. Midway Methodist Church is located on Highway 6 East, approximately 6.5 miles east of Oxford on the north side of the highway. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette County Master Gardeners, in association with the University Museum, presents the third lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for the fourth lecture, titled “”Growing a Rainbow for Your Table: The Colorful Kitchen Garden,” will be Linda Boyd, a market gardener of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Originally from Indiana, she is a self-taught gardener who has developed her own system of organic gardening over the past 10 years and now sells her produce locally. She will talk about growing vegetables for your table that lend color to your garden.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other gardeners. (April 12, 2010)
The UM Steel Drum Band and World Percussion Ensemble will present a spring concert of Brazilian and other world music at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Nutt Auditorium at Ole Miss. The steel drum band will perform Ney Rosauro’s “Two Brazilian Steel Dances,” a rhythmic composition driven by a samba beat and flowing melodies, and a Panaroma composition by Andy Narrell titled, “We Kinda Music.” The percussion ensemble will perform Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra,” a version arranged for all percussion instruments. Special guest performers will be the Oxford High School percussion ensemble directed by Andy Murphy. General admission is $5 at the door. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host its Library Craft Circle at 6 p.m. Monday. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 12, 2010)