“Mosquitoville” will kick off the Oxford Rhythm Revival, which begins Thursday and continues on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Oxford Square.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20, or $15 if purchased Thursday night at The Lyric.
Oxford Rhythm Revival is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove. The health clinic is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community.
The fundraiser begins Thursday at The Lyric with “Mosquitoville.” The theater will provide the setting for Mississippi entertainer Mathus’ engaging historical show of songs and stories fit for all ages. The “Mosquitoville” performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at the door and online at www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. The special live broadcast will be hosted by Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Thacker Mountain Radio. (June 16, 2010)
- Gail Philip Anderson — 67, of Greenville, S.C., died Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The First Christian Church in Emporia, Kan. Burial will follow in the Reading Cemetery in Reading, Kan. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.
- Marie Beatrice Nabors Bratton — 90, died Monday at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Nancy Marzette — 89, of Etta died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Vivian Lee Bennett Zinn — 87, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with the Rev. Aubrey Boren officiating. Burial will follow in the Bruce Cemetery. Visitation will held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Nick Smith fell a single short of the cycle and drove in four runs to help lead the 13-14 year-old Bancoxford Insurance Services Cubs to a 9-3 win over the Rozier Hayes Cardinals in Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action Monday night at FNC Park.
In the other youth games, the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox beat the Plein Air Royals 16-3, while the Oxford Orthopedics Sports Medicine Rays topped the Bank of Oxford Dodgers 11-4. (June 15, 2010, Page 6)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, who weathered the toughness of the Depression to make a living for his family, and relates a recent visit to his father’s grave. (June 15, 2010, Page 4)
- Rosalie Bryant Neilson — 91, died Friday, June 11, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. A graveside service will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
To mark Flag Day today, guest columnist Clarence Hill of the American Legion writes about protecting our flag and making it the important symbol it has been for years. (June 14, 2010, Page 4)
- Lindy “Boss Hog” Delbridge — 55, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at East St. Peters M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- Vivian “Bib” English — 87, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., died Friday, June 4, 2010. Private services will be held in both the Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach and Bonita Springs, Fla., areas. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bo Nash’s three RBIs and two hits helped pace an offensive attack that led to a 14-3 win for the 10-year-old First National Bank Braves over the Freeland Shull Attorney’s at Law Red Sox Thursday night at FNC Park.
In other Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action Thursday, the Hunters Hollow Brewers beat the Chandler Nissan Cardinals 11-4 in the 11-12 league, while the Gilliland Orthodontics Yankees edged the Bank of Oxford Dodgers 7-5. In the 13-14 league, the Twins beat the Royals by forfeit, while Davis Logistics of Oxford Braves doubled up the Sharp Insurance Royals 8-4.
In the lone girls softball game, the Dolphins defeated Shiloh Creek Land & Timber 18-7. (June 11, 2010, Page 7A)
- Lindy Delbridge — 55, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.
Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a closer look at asthma, giving readers information about its main characteristics, an experiment to show how asthma feels and methods of treatment. (June 10, 2010, Page 12)