The Lafayette County Saddle Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Beacon Restaurant on North Lamar Boulevard. New show schedules will be available, membership dues will be collected and other business matters will be discussed. For more information, contact either Sylvia Baker at 236-6758 or Margaret Webb at 234-2434. (March 11, 2010)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oxford Activity Center, located at 400 Price St. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (March 11, 2010)
Meets at noon Wednesday at Bofield’s Restaurant on West Jackson Avenue. Kay Cobb, former presiding justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court, will give an update on the Tea Party. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (March 11, 2010)
FNC Inc. is sponsoring the “Spring In Your Step” 5k run fundraiser to assist young athletes in the community. The race will be held at 8 a.m. April 3 at FNC Park, located 2.5 miles west of Skymart on Old Sardis Road on the right. All proceeds will benefit the children in Lafayette County who can’t afford to register for the Oxford Park Commission’s sports and go toward uniform fees and equipment costs. To register, go to www.racesonline.com, or come to FNC Park the day of the race. (March 11, 2010)
- Floyd Bryant Sr. — 92, died Monday, March 8, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Midtown Funeral Home in Memphis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Jewett Taylor — 105, died Sunday, March 7, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the College Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The North Mississippi Storytelling Guild has rescheduled “Winter Lights” for presentation Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. The telling will commence at 6:30 p.m. Following the telling, the monthly story circle will convene. Come early and share homemade soup. The Telling is free, fellowship is free, soup is a fundraiser and the tab is $7. Soups on at 6 p.m.
(March 10, 2010)
Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
Gerald P. Greig writes to urge Mississippians to ask their representatives in Washington to support a Senate Bill that will thank and support financially those who served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
American Legion Post 55 will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building on the corner of South Lamar and Veteran’s Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited to attend. (March 10, 2010)