Positive All The Way is sponsoring its inaugural Ms. Total Package Pageant for women age 21 and older. It will be a celebration of women and all they do to add to the quality of life of others. Entry deadline is Saturday. The pageant will be 6 p.m. May 8 at the Oxford Conference Center. For more information, call Jo Von Reed at 662-801-6073 or come by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday to sign up. (March 31, 2010)
The Abbeville mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at the Abbeville Fire Department the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, call 234-8588. (March 31, 2010)
Meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a business meeting, followed by the regular meeting at 6. The club meets at Newk’s Restaurant on University Avenue. (March 31, 2010)
Meets at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker will be Oxford High School’s Summer Rowland, Oxford Exchange Club ACE Student Award winner. Kappa Delta will have 10 items to be auctioned and will report on their Shamrock events that benefited the Exchange Family Center this past weekend. Members and guest are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail info@exchangeclubofoxford or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (March 31, 2010)
The Graduate Student Council on the campus of the University of Mississippi has teamed up with several organizations on campus and the Mississippi Teachers Corp to sponsor a school supply drive. On April 7 at 6:30 p.m. during the “Family and School Night” at the Ole Miss Baseball game, patrons will receive two general admission tickets for every full bag of school supplies.
As part of this “Rock the Bus” event, organizers hope to fill a school bus with school supplies, all of which will be donated to the Mississippi Teacher Corps teachers. Donations can be in the form of school supplies and/or monetary gifts, which will go toward grants for the teachers in the Mississippi Teacher Corps and scholarships for the students accepted to academic achievement programs. This event has the potential to positively affect the education of nearly 5,000 students receiving public education in classrooms staffed by the Mississippi Teacher Corps. (March 31, 2010)
Oxford children experienced life as an astronaut for a brief while Monday as part of NASA Night at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 30, 2010, Page 3)
A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)
Kenneth K. Gowen Jr. — 85, died Monday, March 29, 2010. Funeral services will be Thursday at noon at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4. until 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and again, preceding the service, from 11 a.m. until noon at the church.
Cassanda Faulkner Potts — 33, died Saturday, March 27, 2010. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Burial will follow in the North Oxford Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening and from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Betty Ruth Swearengen — 70, died Sunday, March 28, 2010. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services are planned for Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. (March 30, 2010, Page 2)
The Oxford Chargers tennis squad made a clean sweep of divisional rival Saltillo Monday, knocking off the Tigers 7-0.
Over the course of the seven matches, Oxford only dropped three total sets. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Commodores middle school baseball squad was able to take a crosstown double-dip from the Oxford Chargers Monday, winning 5-1 and 7-5 at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 30, 2010, Page 9)