The Lafayette Future Farmers of America and FFA alumni are auctioning off a processed steer to help raise funds for their FFA and agriculture education students to participate in activities to help them learn more about agriculture as well as develop valuable leadership skills. The steer will be given away April 22 at the annual FFA Banquet. You do not have to be present to win.
Ticket prices are $1 for 1 ticket; $10 for 12 tickets and $20 for a book of 25. Those who would like to purchase a raffle ticket should come by the Lafayette High School office and ask for Miss McCurdy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any Lafayette FFA member. (March 25, 2010)
The halls of Bramlett Elementary School were fill with art aficionados Tuesday looking at paintings and pottery painted and created by BES students. Jamie Windham covers the annual event that is a fundraiser for the BES art program. (March 24, 2010, Page 3A)
EATING WELL — Contributing writer Lisa Howorth takes us behind the scenes of cooking for the stars as she writes about Charles Owen, chef for the stars. Owens describes his “normal” day, talks about clients like Lynyrd Skynrd and Lady Gaga, and even shares a recipe for chicken and sausage gumbo in the Eating Well section cover story. (March 24, 2010, Page 1B)
Terri Wright and Gail Stratton of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford write about keeping our school children safe from discrimination and bigotry. (March 24, 2010, Page 4A)
- Opal Boxx Champion Gore — 89, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- John Baker Ratliff — died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
Lafayette’s softball team pounded out 18 hits and used a great defensive performance to back up the pitching of Kelsey Kesler in a 17-0 win over Center hill Tuesday night. (March 24, 2010, Page 8A)
Oxford’s tennis team returned from Spring Break with a dominating win over New Hope Tuesday. The Chargers beat the Trojans 7-0 to improve to 5-0 on the year and 2-0 in Division 2-5A play. (March 24, 2010, Page 8A)
The 2010 T.P. Vinson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 10 in the Johnson Commons Ballroom on the University of Mississippi campus. The seating for the semi-formal dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. Alfred Hall II of the Philadelphia MB Church in Oxford. Tickets are $35 per person, covering a meal of a meat choice, sides, salad and dessert. A reserved table of eight may be purchased for $350. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, contact Traci Meredith at 662-915-7746 or email@example.com. (March 24, 2010)
Will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School Band Hall. The executive board will meet before hand at 6, and a chaperone meeting will be held immediately following the regular booster meeting for those traveling with the band to Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2010)
Anchor Baptist Church, located on Highway 7 between Oxford and Water Valley, will host its annual Joyful Generation Fish Fry from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Plates, available for eat-in or carry-out, will be $7. Homemade cakes and pies will be available as well as a silent auction. Door prizes will also be given. Proceeds will benefit the church’s elderly group, the Joyful Generation. (March 23, 2010)