Assistant News Editor Anne Pringle planned, like many, to retire in Oxford. Sometimes, however, things change and that’s what happened to her, bringing her to Oxford a bit sooner than expected. Pringle writes about the adjustments she and her daughter are making as they get accustomed to living in the community. (July 30, 2010, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers hard times growing up, and looks at how times and people have changed as things got better. Now, he write, we’ve become a people who seem to have a hard time conserving anything. (July 30, 2010, Page 4A)
A spaghetti supper benefit for Joyce Pope will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Abbeville United Methodist Church, 25 Business Hwy. 7, in Abbeville. Pope recently underwent multiple bypass heart surgery. Meal includes spaghetti, slaw, bread and dessert for $8 for adults and $5 for children. Eat in or carry out. (July 30, 2010)
Will meet at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. Members will discuss how individual experiences can be mutually leveraged to benefit the Oxford Community through service venues. Members may bring guests. (July 30, 2010)
The members of Mississippi Chapter 1 of Rolling Thunder will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Beacon restaurant on North Lamar Boulevard. The public is invited to attend. (July 30, 2010)
Oxford EAGLE guest writer, Father Joe Tonos, recently visited with Mary Wamble Leary, which gave her the opportunity to tell a bit about her life, her choices and her “bunch of kids.” (July 29, 2010, Page 3)
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.