The Tau Eta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is hosting its annual Kid’s Day event on Saturday at Stone Park in Oxford. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to come out for a day of food, fun and entertainment with the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
The purpose of Kid’s Day is for the enjoyment of the children of the Lafayette-Oxford-University area and other surrounding areas. There will be cotton candy, face painting, outdoor games, board games, a moon bounce and much more.
Kid’s Day is the biggest event of the year hosted by the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. If it rains, the event will be moved to the Turner Center at the University of Mississippi. (April 15, 2010)
- Cecile F. Dukes — 89, of Oxford, formerly of Hardeman County, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar, Tenn. Burial will follow in Bolivar Memorial Cemetery.
- John Jackson Schuster — 65, died Sunday, April 11, 2010. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
- Stephen Toliver — 37, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Baptist Hospital-Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
NASCAR COLUMN — Don’t be sad because NCAA March Madness is over and you didn’t win your bracket pool, just get ready to fill out your bracket again.
That’s right, bracket madness is coming to NASCAR in the form of DirecTV’s head2head knockout. The bracket starts with 32 drivers racked and stacked and then paired in four regions to come down to the final four fastest drivers. The brackets starts this Sunday at Texas, travels to the ever-unpredictable Talladega, followed by Richmond and finishes in Darlington. (April 15, 2010, Page 7)
The Lafayette County Master Gardeners, in association with the University Museum, presents the final lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for this lecture, titled “Purple Rain, Mellow Yellow, Silver Bells and Scarlet Ribbons: Creating Color in the Landscape,” will be Lelia Kelly, extension associate professor at Mississippi State and consumer horticulture specialist with North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. Kelly will discuss how to create and maintain color in your landscape with shrubs, trees, and flowers.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other gardeners. (April 14, 2010)
James L. “Jimmy” Turnage — 63, died Monday, April 12, 2010. Services will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at First Faith Baptist Church in Sardis. Dickins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (April 14, 2010, Page 2A)
The Lafayette Middle School bands and “Sweepstakes” winning Lafayette High School bands will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The public is invited to attend and the admission is free. Band students in grades six through twelve will entertain listeners with music from classical to pop. (April 14, 2010)
John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
A solid pitching performance by Stormy Robison helped lift the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team to a 4-1 win over Southaven Tuesday night at LHS. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Cub Scout Pack 4 will have its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Tuesday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Dinner will be provided free starting at 6 p.m. and will be followed by an Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony. Anyone interested is invited. For more information, call Rob Freeman at (662) 816-3530. (April 14, 2010)