A work-vacation trip to Europe made for some interesting experiences for local columnist John Morgan, who writes about the value of GPS systems when in a foreign land and how surprises can pop up in the least-expected places. (August 25, 2010, Page 4)
Kari Sutherland wrote to relate a recent experience she had with a driver while out for a morning walk/run around town. She generally has no problems with others out exercising or drivers. Generally. (August 24, 2010, Page 4)
MARY E. BRUSS – 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Manor Care Nursing Facility in Willoughby, Ohio. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home in Willoughby with Rev. Kevin Liebhardt officiating. Visitation will be held at the same time with burial to follow on Monday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis, Mich. (August 24, 2010, Page 2)
Even though Patsy Englehard has only taken up the hobby for a little more than a year, her goal is to build a business that not only sells yarn, but also an oasis for knitters – a serene place where they can work with others in the knitting community. (August 23, 2010, Page 5A)
JEROLD “JERRT” DENNON CAMPBELL – 71, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, while working in Greenville. Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAM “BILLY KEEN JR. – 49, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, in Water Valley. A visitation will be held today from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Bain officiating.
PHILLIP LINDSEY KINARD – 36, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, in Panola County. A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 21, at Tabernacle Cemetery with Bro. Roger Howell officiating.
GENEVA PAYNE PERRINE – 99, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Yalobusha County Hospital. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Claire Dobbs and the Rev. Frank Poole officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
JAMES E. PITTS – 42, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at his home in Oxford. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Powerhouse in Oxford. A graveside service will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (August 23, 2010, Page 2A)
Raychel Furr Bartek wrote to give background on the two houses owned by St. John’s Catholic Church that have been in the news lately in reference to a decision about their future. Bartek wrote about her grandparents who owned the properties and how her grandfather was a good friend of William Faulkner and the basis for a recurring character in Faulkner’s work. (August 23, 2010, Page 4A)
The Exchange Club Family Center of Oxford and the Ole Miss Kappa Delta Sorority will host a 5k “Walk Away From Child Abuse” at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard.
Last year, 8,057 evidenced-based child abuse cases were recorded in Mississippi. That number is staggering when research shows that only about 15 percent of child abuse cases are actually reported, according to the Exchange Club.
The Exchange Club Family Center, a child abuse prevention organization, is teaming up with the Ole Miss Kappa Delta Sorority to sponsor a walk in an effort to stomp out child abuse in north Mississippi. Participants can register on line at www.soldiers4stan.org or at the event on the day of the walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 234-4255. (August 22, 2010)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans 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. (August 22, 2010)
The DAV, American Legion and the VFW will host a breakfast and some fellowship for all veterans at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Veteran’s Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Breakfast features eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits and coffee. The Veteran’s Building is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Lamar Boulevard. Donations are accepted. (August 22, 2010)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group provides support and encouragement to people who have someone with a mental illness in their family. The group meets in the administration building of the North Mississippi Regional Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. It meets Sundays 3:30-5 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in the Magnolia Room. For more information on both groups, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (August 22, 2010)