Final nominations and election of officers for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 801 will be held Saturday. Purple Hearter’s will hold their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. starting with lunch followed by a business meeting and elections. All combat wounded veterans are urged to attend this important meeting. Supporting staff assisting with this meeting are Clarence Parker, Frank Warren, Donald McCord and Robert Bramlett. (April 6, 2010)
Oxford’s tennis team got pushed for the first time in several matches Monday in a 5-2 win over Pontotoc.
The Chargers head into today’s district match at home against New Hope having actually worked up a bit of a sweat to earn yet another win. (more…) (April 6, 2010, Page 9)
Bramlett Elementary School teachers and friends will hold a benefit car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the school parking lot. Proceeds from the event will go to the group’s Relay for Life effort. All contributions and donations will be appreciated. (April 6, 2010)
The Lafayette middle school baseball team advanced to the championship game of its district playoff tournament Monday night with a 6-5 win over Marshall Academy in seven innings. (more…) (April 6, 2010, Page 9)
The Greater Oxford Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae chapter will have a garage sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Climate Safe Storage facility located at 1620 University Ave., across from Emileigh’s Catering. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to breast cancer education, awareness and research through the National ZTA Foundation. (April 6, 2010)
The Greater Oxford Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae chapter will have a garage sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Oxford Climate Safe Storage facility located at 1620 University Ave., across from Emileigh’s Catering. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to breast cancer education, awareness and research through the National ZTA Foundation. (April 6, 2010)
Sandip Pakvasa from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii will give a public lecture titled “Galactic Neutrino Communication and SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence).” The public lecture will be given from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Lewis Hall 101 on April 13 the Physics Department at the University of Mississippi.
He will discuss some ideas in the use of neutrinos in communication across the galaxy by advanced civilizations and how we may intercept these signals and discern their presence. He will also discuss a proposal to employ neutrinos to modulate the periods of Cepheid variable stars and use them as beacons as a sort of a galactic semaphore. Previous schemes for detecting ETI have involved electromagnetic radiation while we propose alternatives. The philosophy of searching here is to employ any and all possible methods to search for ETI communication and in particular the ones we suggest require only the examination of already existing data or data soon to be forthcoming. (April 6, 2010)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi will debut the Spring Fling Physics Demonstration Show on April 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. Physics faculty and students will demonstrate a wide variety of physics principles in exciting and entertaining ways. Examples are crushing a 55-gallon steel drum using atmospheric pressure, firing a ping pong ball through several aluminum cans, demonstrating how an electric guitar pickup works, strange fluids which grow fingers when shaken and much more. The last part of the show will allow for the audience to view some demonstrations up close in a hands-on fashion. Admission is free. For more information, contact Josh Gladden at 915-7428. (April 6, 2010)
The Lafayette County Democratic Party will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar Boulevard, just off the Square in Oxford. Feel free to attend and bring friends and family. For more information, visit http://www.lafayettedems.org. (April 6, 2010)