- James Price Cook Sr. — 70, died Saturday, June 5, 2010. Services will be held at 1 this afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Dickens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Lillian “Lyn” Margaret Housley — 77, died Saturday, June 5, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
- David Russell Lucker — 62, died Thursday, June 3, 2010. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
- Thomas Allen “Tommy” Mills — 65, died Saturday, June 5, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Lafayette County. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening in the Appleton Room at the funeral home.
- Patricia “Patty” Delores Schreiber — 75, died Friday, June 4, 2010. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Sarah Rebecca “Becky” Delp VanArsdall — 85, died Friday, June 4, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2 this afternoon at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Visitation will be in Wesley Hall from 12:30 until service time. A private family interment will follow Tuesday at Henry Cemetery in Corinth. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Mt. Zion Church, one of the oldest churches in Lafayette County, will host a free bluegrass gospel get-together Saturday. The Hatchie Bottom Boys, a bluegrass band, will play from 2:30 p.m. until supper, when a potluck supper/picnic will be served. The community is invited to enjoy the afternoon of music and fellowship. The church is located just off Highway 30 to the south, a half mile past The Store. Turn right on CR 221 through McRae Estates and follow the signs. (June 7, 2010)
North Mississippi Hospice will host a grief support group meeting at noon Thursday at Azalea Gardens. A light lunch will be provided and the meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. For more information, call 234-0140. (June 7, 2010)
Guest Veterans’ State Home Director, Amanda May, and Department of Mississippi Jr. Vice Commander Gail Wilson will attend The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 801 meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Building in Oxford to address veterans needs in June. The meeting for Purple Heart members will start with lunch, followed by business meeting. All members and combat-wounded veterans are urged to attend. Supporting staff assisting with this meeting are Clarence Parker, Frank Warren, Donald McCord, Joe Browning and Audley Brummett. (June 7, 2010)
Designing and creating hand-tied jigs can an enjoyable hobby, especially during the long winter months. On Saturday, Gwin Jackson will present a program at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery demonstrating the different stages of tying hand-made jigs from hook to final product. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Jackson is the owner of Jiggy With It in Pope.
The NMFH is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east and the program is free with the price of admission. For more information, call (662) 563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/. (June 7, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (June 7, 2010)
The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp will be held this month for girls entering grades 6 through 10. Attendees will complete experiments, meet women in the field of engineering, go on field trips and even engineer their own invention. The camp will be held June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regents School of Oxford, 14 CR 130 in Oxford. The cost is $30 per girl, space is limited.
Whether you know anything about science or are a Girl Scout, The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp is set up to be a place to be creative, inventive and meet new people. The Engineering Day Camp is provided by Girl Scouts Heart of the South through a grant from the U.S Department of Education. For more information or a registration form, contact Marlowe Brownlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-226-0255 or 1-888-453-2034. (June 7, 2010)
The VFW and Pork Fiction Bar-B-Q team will have a benefit for Mandy McCord from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19, at the Veterans Building. Boston Butts can be ordered for $25 each and barbecue plates will be available for $10 each. A silent auction and karaoke will also be featured. Proceeds will held the McCord family with mounting medical expenses. To order, either call Randal Loyed at 236-3536 or e-mail Penny Smith at email@example.com. (June 7, 2010)
The community’s second annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. June 19 on Martin Luther King Drive. This year’s event will also include a parade at 6 p.m. June 18. Those interested in registering to participate by entering a float, car, bike, dance group or walkers, can call 662-701-9710. Parade entry and vendor booths are free. (June 7, 2010)
The Lafayette County Extension Service and the National Resource Conservation Service will conduct a Lady Landowner Seminar on Thursday at the Lafayette County Fire Department on Industrial Road, also known as 50 CR 1032.
Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. with program starting at 11. The subject will be “Butterfly Gardening.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling 234-4451 by June 8 to ensure sufficient meal preparations may be made. The Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Mississippi State University Extension Service will sponsor the program. (June 7, 2010)