Meets at 5:30 this evening at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (May 24, 2010)
The local Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Dietitian Jeannine Canale will be the guest speaker. Family and friends of those affected by MS are invited to attend. For more information, call Robert Allen at 234-3515. (May 24, 2010)
Members of the club will not have their regular meeting at noon Tuesday. Instead, members and guests will enjoy the quarterly cookout Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail email@example.com, or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (May 24, 2010)
Last week a decision was made by the Oxford Square Historic Preservation Committee to allow an 1895 building to be removed from 1006 Jefferson Ave. Hitsorian Jack Mayfield writes about another building in the district that was lost to the community — Oxford-Lafayette County Jail. (May 21, 2010, Page 3B)
- Wendell Rose — 71, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bruce Cemetery, with the Rev. Bobby Long officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.
- J.D. Winters — 80, died Thursday, May 20, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial will follow at Barbee Cemetery in Lula. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Registration for the annual Chargers Baseball Camp has begun for area youth to participate in. The camp is open for ages 6-14 and cost for early registration is $100. Registration packets can be picked up at the front office of Oxford High School. The camp will be held at the Oxford Park Commission’s Hank Aaron Triplex June 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon. OHS baseball players and staff will conduct the camp. Items needed for the camp each day are glove, bat, tennis shoes or cleats, shorts or baseball pants. Campers will receive a t-shirt, camp certificates and trophies for contest winners. (May 21, 2010, Page 8a)
Graduation ceremony for Oxford High School seniors will be held at 7 this evening at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (May 21, 2010)
Graduation ceremony for Lafayette High School seniors will be at 7 this evening at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (May 21, 2010)
Taylor’s Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday from Many through October. Local food, produce, art and music will be featured in the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor. Operators are planning a grand opening and Plein Air Montessori Kidsfest on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May 21, 2010)
The Flannery O’Connor Series, a four-week discussion of some of the stories of this writer of supernatural grace in the lives of natural men and women, will be held next month.
Shocking, gripping and soul-wrenching are some of the adjectives used to describe her work, all of which holds for the discerning reader, much to discuss — both theologically and psychologically.
A devoted Christian, O’Connor used the characters she found in her rural Georgia setting to send a message that continues to hold the attention of her readers. This series, now in its third year, is open to the public.
On the following four Wednesdays in June, from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Van Buren Avenue, participants will meet for a brown-bag discussion of the following stories:
— June 2, “Everything that Rises Must Converge”
— June 9, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”
— June 16, “You Can’t be Poorer Than Dead”
— June 23, “The Geranium”
No registration is required. Participants are encouraged to read the stories before the meeting to be able to contribute to the discussion. Copies of the stories are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 234-2907. (May 21, 2010)