The Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers of Lafayette County will meet at noon Thursday at the Lafayette County Extension Office at 101 Veterans Drive. The Eastside MHV Club is the host. Guests and new members are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the office at 234-4451. (July 19, 2010)
Will meet at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Postponed from last week: District Gov. Ron Kitchens will cover more of what he learned at the Lions Clubs International Convention in Australia. For more information or to apply for membership, call Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail email@example.com or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (July 19, 2010)
The Oxford Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Kathy Sukanek will update the United Way activities. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (July 18, 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 will be Chyna Ward-Poley, founder of the Ole Miss Ladies’ Football Forum. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (July 18, 2010)
Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor courtroom of Oxford City Hall. (July 18, 2010)
Meets at 5 this evening at Oxford High School. Public invited to comment on proposed $30 million bond issue for capital improvements. (July 18, 2010)
The local Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Family and friends of those affected by MS are invited to attend. For more information, call Robert Allen at 234-3515. (July 18, 2010)
Joanne Wilkinson describes a place that is one her favorite places, the Oxford public library. Read why Wilkinson feels that Oxford’s library is both welcoming and innovative. (July 16, 2010, Page 1B)
The Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will have a free open house from 8:20 to 9:30 this evening. The Moon, Saturn, Venus and the (tiny) Mars are all observable after sunset, but they all go down early. The best time to view them is in the beginning of the session.
Afterwards attending will be observing star clusters, nebulae and colorful double stars. As the dome of Kennon Observatory is being repaired, observers will not be able to use the large telescope inside. However, some good quality scopes will be set up in the parking lot.
Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. In that case some physics demonstrations will be available for viewing for those interested. Families and children are welcome. (July 16, 2010)
This week columnist Jack Mayfield uncovered a letter issued by William Faulkner’s hunting group to King Gustav of Sweden. Read about one of the most interesting stories told about Faulkner and his personal life, found only in this weeks Oxford Living section. (July 16, 2010, Page 3B)