Piecemakers will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyerian Church. Blue fabric squares 6.5 inches are being collected by Jean Shaw for water hangings. Please help this good cause. Jane reminds everyone to work on their name tag for the contest. The program will be conducted by Marjorie Jones and feature paper piecing. (April 8, 2010)
Will meet at noon Wednesday at Bofield’s on West Jackson Avenue. Sharon Young with Ability Works will update the club on their activities. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (April 8, 2010)
The Northwest Side Civic Club in Harmontown is having its third annual Trail Ride fundraiser April 17 at Fitch Farms Galena Plantation in Marshall County. Riding starts at 1 p.m. with barbecue and the fixin’s served at 5. All donations are appreciated. Rain date is May 1. For more information or directions, call Billy or Dee Jones at (662) 526-0495. (April 8, 2010)
Theatre Oxford presents “5 in 10” — Readings from the annual 10 Minute Play contest at 2 p.m. April 25 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow and the announcement of the grand prize winner of the LW Thomas award will be made. (April 8, 2010)
Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis being held Sunday, April 18, at Lamar Park. Check-in is at 1:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 2. Participants will walk to spread awareness and to raise the much-needed funds to combat this devastating disease.
Walkers can complete the Great Strides Challenge (5K) or simply take a short, afternoon stroll on the Lamar Park Walking Trail to show their support for CF patients. No minimum donation required to participate. Beverages and snacks will be provided to all walkers. For more information and/or to pre-register online, visit www.cff.org/greatstrides. You can also call 1-800 FIGHT CF. (April 7, 2010)
George Rosentreter, treasurer of The Pantry, was honored as the Volunteer of the Year on Monday for his dedication and service. (April 7, 2010, Page 3)
Meets from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite, 123 Heritage Drive. This week’s meeting will feature foreign exchange students who are attending Water Valley High School. Yevgenia Polyakova from Russia and Lejla Fetahovic from Serbia will speak about their countries and cultures. Guests are invited. To RSVP for this event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898. For more information, visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (April 7, 2010)
All interested citizens of Oxford-Lafayette County are invited to a meeting of the Homeless Task Force at 4 p.m. Sunday at Burns United Methodist Church, 600 Molly Barr Road. Updated statistics on the community’s homeless will be shared and working groups will make reports. For more information, contact Jean Shaw at 234-10153 or e-mail at email@example.com. (April 7, 2010)
- Jerry Lee Bobbitt Sr. — 67, died Sunday, April 4, 2010. Services were held this morning at Memphis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at 3 this afternoon at Browning Cemetery in Taylor.
- Clifton “Big Mook” Hilliard — 66, died Saturday, April 3, 2010. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.
- David Randall Leslie — 44, died Friday, April 2, 2010. Services were held Tuesday at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with burial following in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Hickory Valley.
- Edwin “Edd” Ayers Spencer — died Monday, April 5, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Glenfield Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the United Funeral Service funeral home and 10 a.m. until service Thursday at the church.
Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)