A free boating safety class will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lafayette Middle School auditorium. This class is required for anyone born since June 30, 1980, prior to operating a boat. To register, call (662) 563-6330. (May 13, 2010)
Buffalo Peak Outfitters and SALOMON will present the “Ruff”ly Four Mile Trail Run on Saturday to benefit the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society. The run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Whirlpool Trails. There will be door prizes and giveaways. The registration fee is $25. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. (May 13, 2010)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is offering a free Autism Expo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation clinic.
The expo will feature two therapy demonstrations including sensory integration and assistive communication devices. The program will also offer an opportunity to speak with local pediatric clinics regarding growth and developmental milestones, one-on-one time with Dr. Emily Johnson to discuss the testing process and behavior management techniques for autism, and activities for the kids.
The event is free. No preregistration is required. For more information on the Autism Expo, call 236-9294. (May 13, 2010)
The Oxford Band Boosters invite the community to attend a reception honoring band director Matt Rowan, who will be leaving the Oxford School District at the end of this school year. The reception will be in the band hall at Oxford High School on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. (May 13, 2010)
The Lafayette County Master Gardeners will staff a table from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oxford Farmers’ Market in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard to provide information on the services provided by the Lafayette County Extension Service and answer gardening questions. At 9 a.m., Master Gardener Cissy Johnson will present a demonstration on container gardening from the back of her truck. In case of rain, this demonstration will be canceled. (May 13, 2010)
- William E. “Bill” Cloud — 58, of Oxford died on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Champion Forest Baptist Church in the Family Life Center in Houston, Texas. Klein Funeral Home in Spring, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
- Herschel Marion Cranford Jr. — 62, died Thursday, May 6, 2010. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Ronald Eugene Hays — 84, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
- Alma Rogers Smith — 92, of Oxford died this morning. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
Philip Loria writes to remind those that think everyone is responsible for themselves that we are now in an age of entitlement. (May 12, 2010, Page 4)
A day after capturing the overall team state title in Class 5A, the Oxford Chargers won six individual state championships to wrap up an extremely successful trip to the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (May 12, 2010, Page 8)
William L. Buford Stadium will be the site of 2010 Lafayette Spring Jamboree Thursday night. The spring football event features the Commodores, Senatobia, Southaven, Kosciusko, New Albany and Aberdeen. Action will begin at 5 p.m., with Lafayette scheduled to match up with Southaven and then New Albany at 7. Each team will have 16 minutes of varsity offense and 16 minutes of varsity defense against each opponent. Each team will have 10 minutes of JV offense and 10 minutes of JV defense with each opponent. The ball in Thursday’s scrimmages will be placed at the 40-yard line going toward the goal line and then replaced on the 40 every time a team scores or fails to get a first down. The clock will not be stopped during the scrimmage, extra points may be kicked, and there will be no 2-point conversions and no timeouts. (May 12, 2010, Page 9)