Keeping yourself well and being aware of on-going cold symptoms can protect your newborn from illness. Guest columnist Dr. Shaun Helmhaut discusses the dangers of a whooping cough epidemic to the unimmunized. (July 15, 2010, Page 12)
- James C. Churchill — 76, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at his residence in Water Valley. No service is planned at this time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
- William Mirah McCarty — 88, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Services were held this morning at Providence Baptist Church near Ackerman. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.
New snack recipes are offered up for the fast approching school year. (July 14, 2010, Page 6)
- Ellie Grace Cooper — 93, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the funeral home.
The members of the Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are reminded to bring the front of cards, drink tabs and candlewax. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (July 14, 2010)
The Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Genealogy Room (second floor) of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. The speaker will be Dr. Charles Eagles, William F. Winter Professor of History at the University of Mississippi. His most recent book is titled “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss.” The public is invited to this free lecture. (July 14, 2010)
The Exchange Club of Oxford will meet at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker will be Mayor Pat Patterson. Members and guest are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail info@exchangeclubofoxford or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (July 14, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Film Festival will host free “Movie Night” in the parks this summer. “Kung Fu Panda” will be shown Friday at Bailey Branch Park. “Field of Dreams” will be screened July 30 at FNC Sports Complex.
Live music will be performed before the films are shown. On Friday, Silas Reed and Da’Books will perform and on July 30, Donovan McCain and the Troubadour Band will provide the live music.
Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and movie pals to enjoy a night of free entertainment. All movies start at dusk. For more information, visit www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (July 14, 2010)
PFLAG of Oxford North Mississippi, an organization that works to support, educate and advocate for gays and lesbians, bisexuals and transgender and their families, will host movie night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Writing Center on the third floor of the main library at the University of Mississippi. The movie will be “Kinky Boots.” For more information, call Gail Stratton at 801-2820. (July 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in courtroom No. 1 of the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar Boulevard. Guest speaker will be Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves. For more information, contact Republican Club President Mack Bowles at 662-816-2400 or Joe Nissen at 662-232-8937 or firstname.lastname@example.org). (July 14, 2010)