Nan Johnson will present an informative workshop on composting, which is something she insists anyone can do. She has pictures, samples, handouts and a great deal of information to share with those interested in composting, from beginners to more experienced composters. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center, 423 Washington Ave., beside Stone Park and across from the city pool. (June 16, 2010)
Come celebrate the grand opening of the Oxford Community Garden at 6 p.m. Monday at the garden site, located at the corner of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard. Enjoy light refreshments from both the garden and local businesses, tour the garden, and listen to music by The Porch Rockers from Pontotoc. All are welcome! (June 16, 2010)
- Beatrice Nabors Bratton — 90, died Monday, June 14, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3 at the church prior to the service. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Harry Smith Calder — 53, died Saturday, June 12, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at New Providence Cemetery located at New Providence Baptist Church outside Vardaman. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Ty Barber had a big night at the plate and on the mound to help lift the Bancoxford Insurance Services Cubs to an 8-3 win over the Sharp Insurance Royals in the lone 13-14 year-old Oxford Park Commission youth league baseball game Tuesday night at FNC Park.
In other games from FNC Park, the Bert’s Plumbing Reds edged the Rayner Eye Clinic Phillies 4-3, while the Ligon Oral Surgery Diamondbacks pounded the Rainbow Cleaners Yankees 11-1. In the lone 11-12 game, the Chandler Nissan Cardinals beat the Orioles 5-1. (June 16, 2010, Page 6)
The Ole Miss baseball team will be holding three summer camps in the coming weeks. The first camp will begin Monday and run through June 25. The day camp is for youth in first through eighth grade.
The final two camps will be held July 12-15 and July 19-22. Both have overnight options for campers and both are open for youth in grades one through 12.
For more information about the camps or to register, call Ole Miss assistant coach Rob Francis at 915-6643 or visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (June 16, 2010, Page 7)
The Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage from the University of Southern Mississippi will sponsor the free workshop, “How to conduct an oral history interview the most effective way,” Saturday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Jeffrie Chapel M. B. Church located on 907 Highway 7 North in Abbeville. Those planning to attend are encouraged to call Janice F. Carr at 662-380-0662 or e-mail at jfclegal@bellsouth. (June 16, 2010)
Members of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 48, will meet at noon Saturday at the Veterans Building, located at 125 Veterans Drive. (June 16, 2010)
The United Way’s Day of Action on Saturday will feature a local book drive for the Boys and Girls Club of Oxford. United Way will have volunteers at Square Books Jr. from 1-4 p.m. collecting books for children up to age 18.
Those who would like to drop off any new or gently used books beforehand can bring them by the United Way office at 440 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, until Friday. To volunteer, contact Moni at firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-4265. (June 16, 2010)
Meets at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker will be local author Ace Atkins. Members and guest are invited. For more information, e-mail info@exchangeclubofoxford or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (June 16, 2010)
Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s “A Royal Season” presents Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Main Hall of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare’s tragedy is the story of a king’s death, a ghost’s revelation, a brother’s ambition, a queen’s passion, and a son’s revenge. Four performances will be staged and the play runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is June 24. For tickets call the UM Box Office at 915-7411. For More information, visit shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (June 16, 2010)