The Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chow Time restaurant on West Jackson Avenue. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (July 29, 2010)
Meets 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 Nadia Thornton, hotel and conference sales manager at The Inn at Ole Miss. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (July 29, 2010)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 113 S. 9th St., will host a “Blessing of the Backpacks” on Sunday during the 9 a.m. Eucharist. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall following the service. Bring your backpack to church and receive a blessing before school begins next week. The church is also collecting supplies to support Leap Frog. For a list of supplies needed, visit CYMStPeters.blogspot.com. (July 29, 2010)
- Emma Curry — 76, died this morning at her residence in Waterford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- Idell Jones — 80, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
In this weeks Good Health column, Dr. Keith Mansel discusses advancements in the treatment of coronary heart disease. (July 29, 2010, Page 12)
MEMPHIS (AP) — Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days, as police investigated the discovery of a man’s body outside of Memphis.
Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, told The Associated Press that police called the player’s father, Herb Wright, Wednesday afternoon with the news he had died. (July 29, 2010, Page 6)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veteran’s Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (July 29, 2010)
A free meal for Oxford’s homeless and needy will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley Hall at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. For more information, call 234-5278. (July 29, 2010)
Christ Presbyterian Church will host its monthly “More Than a Meal” program Tuesday. From 5 to 7 p.m., a free meal will be provided and tutoring will be available for students. The church is at 1720 University Ave. Those who need a ride can call 801-4712. (July 29, 2010)
The Oxford-Lafayette Chapter of the MSU Alumni Association will hold its annual Send-Off Party at 6 p.m. Monday at Proud Larry’s. The party is to honor all recent graduates from Oxford and Lafayette County who will be attending Mississippi State this fall. The new MSU athletics director, Scott Strickland, will be the speaker. (July 29, 2010)