Oxford High placed five lifters in next month’s MHSAA state meet after earning qualifying results in Friday’s Class 5A North Half championships at Ridgeland. Eleven lifters competed in the meet and OHS finished third as a team overall. (more…) (March 15, 2010)
Two players each from the Water Valley girls and boys basketball teams were named recently to the All-Region 2-3A team.
Earning a spot on the girls team were C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips, while Tavi Toles and Matt Dalton both represent the boys team.
Jamelia Hoskins of Aberdeen was named the girls Player of the Year, while Anthony McDonald of Aberdeen won the boys top award. Latorrence Bivens of Aberdeen was named Girls Coach of the Year, while the Boys Coach of the year was Roy Hazzle of Aberdeen. (March 15, 2010)
The Rotary Club of Oxford will meet at noon Tuesday at noon at the Oxford University Club. Kay Cobb, former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice, will discuss the historical context and current events that has precipitated creation of of Tea Party organizations in the United States. Members may bring guests. (March 15, 2010)
The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble presents “A Celebration of Spring in Music and Poetry” at 8 p.m. March 22 at Paris-Yates Chapel at the University of Mississippi. Celebrate the arrival of Spring, the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the Bahá’í New Year with music and poems about Spring and love. Admission is free. (March 15, 2010)
The Oxford Artist’s Guild will have its Spring Show on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lafayette County Courthouse Lawn. Thirty-five artists will display their work for sale, which will include painting, pottery, photography, printmaking, metalworks, fabric art, turned wood, sculptor and blown glass. With music by Donavan Mccain and Brantley Catlette. For more information, call Lois Arrechea at 234-9299. (March 15, 2010)
The University Greys, Camp No. 1803, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fat Cat’s Catfish and Steak Restaurant, 1007 College Hill Road. The program will be on Maj. Gen. Earl Von Dorn’s raid at Holly Springs on Dec. 20, 1862, and its effect on Gen. Grant’s Vicksburg campaign. The program will be given by Thomas Parson, a National Park Service ranger at Shiloh National Military Park. All persons interested are invited. For more information, call Camp Cmdr. William Hooper at 816-0281. (March 15, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host a Spring Break Dance Party from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom, located on the Ole Miss campus.
Attendees can take a Night-Club 2-Step dance lesson, taught by Naomi Alexander of The Dance Studio. Casual open dancing will also take place. Everyone is welcome
Admission is $8 formembers or $12 for non-members. Student admission is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Yearly membership dues are $25 and student yearly membership dues are $15. Those interested cna join at the door.
For more information, Fred or Kathy at 234-8530 or visit the Web site at www.ombdc.com. (March 15, 2010)
The Council on Aging, an informal group that meets monthly to provide a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens, will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and an information exchange. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend these monthly networking meetings. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin, UM Department of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the United Way at 236-4265. (March 15, 2010)
The ninth annual C.A.R.E. (Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively) Fair and Workshop will be held April 23 in the Student Union at the University of Mississippi. The daylong C.A.R.E. Fair, similar to a health fair, is a community-wide event that provides information on a wide range of aging-related and caregiving resources. Exhibitors interested in showcasing their organization need to contact Jo Ann O’Quin at 915-7199 or email@example.com or visit www.olemiss.edu/carefair. (March 15, 2010)
The Spring Garden Lecture Series, sponsored by the University Museum in association with the Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, will begin March 25.
The series, titled “Over the Rainbow,” will run for five consecutive Thursdays. Lectures will begin at noon each Thursday at the University Museum on University Avenue and Fifth Street. Topics include developing and managing a lawn, rose culture, vegetable gardening, landscaping with flowering trees and shrubs, and adding color to the landscape.
Kerry Page, sports turf manager of FNC Parks, will be the March 25 speaker and will discuss inexpensive ways to improve your lawn and keep it green throughout the summer. The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy these informative lectures with other Oxford gardeners. (March 14, 2010)