Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches composition and literature classes, has seen a wide variety of answers to questions, particularly bonus questions, on exams. Reed gives a few examples of some of the unusual and entertaining prose his students have offered recently. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)
Meets for lunch at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering off-campus venue at 123 Heritage Drive. Guest speaker this week will be The Oxford EAGLE’s senior staff writer, Lucy Schultze. Members and guests are invited. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (March 9, 2010)
Fredye Joanna Baskin — 7, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Green Goshen Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. (March 9, 2010, Page 2)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 27. The class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office, located at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 662-236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (March 8, 2010)
Chapter 1659, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Fat Cats Restaurant, 1007 Old College Hill Road. A variety of lunches will be available. Guest speaker will be Millie Goforth, a health futures volunteer, who will talk about “Self-Care for Health.”
All members, all active and retired federal employees, family and friends are invited. For more information concerning NARFE or this meeting, call Chapter Secretary Bill James at 234-3197 or go to the chapter Web site at www.narfe.org/chapter1659. (March 8, 2010)
Woodson-Ridge Homemakers Club will hold its workday/meeting day on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension Service auditorium on 101 Veterans Drive. Members will be sewing silent layettes for the Children’s Hospital in Jackson, so those participating are reminded to bring their sewing machines and a brown bag lunch. Anyone interested in helping is invited. For more information, call 234-0214. (March 8, 2010)
Will meet 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 8, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library continues World Film Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a free screening of “Pandora’s Box.” Vernon Chadwick, the host for the series, will introduce the 1929 silent melodrama from Germany. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 8, 2010)
- Fredye Joanna Baskin — 7, died Saturday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- David Wallace Cowart — 72, died Saturday, March 6, 2010. Services were held this morning at Como United Methodist Church in Como. Burial followed in the Como Friendship Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
- Leland Herod — 59, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Alma Jewett McDonald Taylor — 105, died Sunday at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Doubles proved to be the key to success for the Lafayette High tennis team in its 5-2 win over Senatobia Friday. (March 8, 2010, Page 8A)