The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association will host a L.C.L.E.O.A. Ladies Handgun Safety Course on April 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the F.D. Buddy East Training Facility. The course is free. There will be a $10 charge for lunch. Applications can be picked up at the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department or online at www.lcleoa.com click on training. For more information, call Investigator Scott Mills or Deputy Lynn Webb at 234-6421. (March 22, 2010)
Meets at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. 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. (March 22, 2010)
- Patty Ruth Hensley Avent — 81, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Misssissippi. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel inOxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 until 7.
- Dovie Durline Mays Murphree — 82, formerly of Water Valley, died Thursday, March 18. 2010, at her home in Germantown, Tenn. Services were held Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Pinecrest Cemetery.
- Sylvia Christine “Teena” White Wallace — 52, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at her home in Caledonia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Episocopal Church in Columbus, with the Very Rev. James F. Carlyle officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at Calvert Funeral Home of West Point and one hour prior to the service at the church.
(March 21, 2010)
Meets at noon Wednesday at Bofield’s Restraurant on West Jackson Avenue. Arledia Bennett, director of Lafayette County RSVP, will provide an update on the RSVP program. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (March 21, 2010)
The Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers of Lafayette County will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Council Office at 101 Veterans Drive. The Eastside MHV Club is the host. Guests and new members are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the office at 234-4451 (March 21, 2010)
Drawings, paintings and handmade books by acclaimed artist Amy Wilson will be on display at the University of Mississippi Museum this spring. An opening reception, sponsored by Lenora’s Restaurant, is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, at Fifth Street and University Avenue. (March 19, 2010, Page 8B)
The play premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday in Fulton Chapel, with encore performances set for 8 p.m. March 26-27, and 2 p.m. matinee performances March 27-28. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors, and $7 for UM students with a valid ID. They are available in the UM Box Office in the Student Union or by calling 915-7411.
A SENSE OF PLACE — Oxford and Lafayette County may not have been settled until the 1830s, but a settler from an even earlier era lies in Oxford’s historic cemetery. Born in Virginia in 1759, Daniel Green McKie had reached age 77 — an achievement in itself in that time — when he arrived in Lafayette County with his family. He lived only three years more, and his unmarked grave was later given a headstone by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (March 19, 2010, Page 2B)
- Frederick Andrew Brown — formerly of Oxford, died Monday, March 15, 2010. Services will be held at 9 a.m. June 16 at Ft. Myer Chapel. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel in Alexandria, Va.
- Rev. John H. Ford — 87, of Water Valley died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 2 this afternoon at First United Pentecostal Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Oxford Park Commission will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at FNC Park Soccer Fields, located on Old Sardis Road and Highway 314, on April 3. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp for ages 10 and under. Children will be grouped according to age.
More than 7,000 eggs will be hidden and special “golden eggs” will be marked and can be redeemed for gift certificates and prizes. All participants are asked to bring at least one can good to be donated to The Pantry. The canned goods desired by The Pantry included soups, fruits and meats. Parents will not be allowed to accompany children during the egg hunt and kids need to bring their own baskets. The Easter Bunny will also be there. In case of bad weather, call the OPC hotline at 236-3000. For more information, contact Mike Young at 232-2391. (March 19, 2010)