Gerald P. Greig writes to urge Mississippians to ask their representatives in Washington to support a Senate Bill that will thank and support financially those who served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
American Legion Post 55 will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building on the corner of South Lamar and Veteran’s Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited to attend. (March 10, 2010)
First Steps, a free business start-up seminar, will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. March 17 at the University of Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center at the Physical Plant Training room.
This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. James Carden will be the guest speaker.
MSBDC is a program supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Attendees are required to pre-register for the seminar to ensure adequate supplies are available for all participants. For more information or to register, contact Jo Ann Harris 1-800-725-7232 or 662-915-1291; or e-mail email@example.com to pre-register or visit the Web site, www.mssbdc.org. (March 10, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Funny, wacky stories will be featured. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 10, 2010)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South will host a new volunteer training session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Mississippi. The session cost $10. The first hour will provide an overview of how volunteers can help the foundation, followed by wish-granter training. For more information, call (901) 692-9511 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (March 10, 2010)
Oxford University School will host its “OUS Ed-Stravaganza” open house on Friday. The event will provide parents and children an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff in a relaxed environment. Times set are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Kids will enjoy a bounce house, see a Robotics and Smart Board exhibitions from the school’s fifth and sixth graders, have fun with art, explore musical opportunities at OUS by participating in hands-on music activities, listen to the OUS Young Authors read their published works, and be able to actively participate in what OUS has to offer in technology for Junior K through sixth grade in the OUS computer lab.
Visitors will also learn more about the wide array of classes offered to OUS students in the OUS Kaleidoscope After School Enrichment program. They will be able to participate in “Science Wonders For Curious Minds” and Kindermusic activities, just two classes offered in this after-school enrichment program.
To learn more about this event, visit ouschool.com or call 234-2200. (March 10, 2010)
The members of the Piecemakers Quilt Group will meet Saturday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on University Avenue. The Sew Fair and Friendly Quilters from New Albany will demonstrate how to use scraps too good to throw away. Members are urged to bring their camera and notepaper for taking notes.
Jane Thomas, club president, reminds all that the name tag contest is coming to an end soon so those interested in participating need to submit their entry to the guild by the April meeting. (March 9, 2010)
The Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Service for a one-hour workshop. The group’s regular meeting will follow at noon. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (March 9, 2010)
The Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Friday at Azalea Gardens for lunch and socializing. All members and their friends are invited. The club will also meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Service for a one-hour workshop. The group’s regular meeting will follow at noon. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (March 9, 2010)