Tallahatchie Toastmasters will meet from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the Cedar Oaks Heritage House, 601 Murray St. Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership training club, is open to the public. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Carol-Scott Defore at 236-5230 or e-mail email@example.com. (April 13, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature Charles Eagles, author of “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss,” at noon Wednesday for its Books ‘n’ Lunch program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 13, 2010)
Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls words of his mentor, Jaybird, and favorite contemporary American, Ronald Reagan, about standing up to bullies, and wonders if our current leaders are anywhere near that same stance based on recent announcements. (April 13, 2010, Page 4A)
- Christine B. Arnett — 95, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Peter Johnson — 61, died Thursday, April 8, 2010. Services will be held at noon Thursday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building.
- Hiram Darrington “Darry” Wade — 83, died Sunday, April 11, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Raymond United Methodist Church in Raymond. Visitation will be today from 5-7:30 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Jackson and on Wednesday from 12:30-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.
The Council on Aging, an informal group that meets monthly to provide a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens, will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and an information exchange. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend these monthly networking meetings. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin, UM Department of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the United Way at 236-4265. (April 13, 2010)
Camp Lake Stephens is hosting its third annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament & Walk on Friday. For more information on the tournament and how you can impact the lives of individuals and your community through this event for golfers and walkers, call the office at 234-3350 or e-mail email@example.com. The tournament will be held at the Ole Miss Golf Club. (April 13, 2010)
The National Day of Silence is April 26 and will be presented by the University of Mississippi Gay-Straight Alliance. Tables will be located in the Union on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this week. GSA is a student organization that provides advocacy and education for individuals in the UM and Oxford communities, as well as works to increase tolerance and respect for individuals of all sexual orientations and identities.
GSA will be passing out speaking cards and other information. The National Day of Silence addresses anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. (April 13, 2010)
Guided walking tours of Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Tours depart from the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Guides will point out architectural features, introduce some prominent people from Oxford’s past, and explain why two houses have been declared National Historic Landmarks.
Sponsored by the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, guided walking tours are offered as part of its heritage tourism program. Travelers are given a personal, up-close introduction to Oxford, and residents can learn a little more about local history. It is a pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a closer look at one of Oxford’s most attractive assets.
Tours are approximately one hour and 15 minutes long and will be offered the third Saturday of every month from April to July. For more information, visit www.oxfordcvb.com or contact Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (April 12, 2010)
Monday’s Business Page Briefs:
– Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are set for Hill Country Landscaping on Thursday afternoon and Ya Ya’s Frozen Yogurt on Friday morning.
– Linda Johnson has been chosen as March Employee of the Month for North Mississippi Medical Clinics.
– Kimberly Nicole Morgan was named as a recipient of the Mississippi Trailblazers “Inspire” Award.
– An informational parent meeting is set for Tuesday at 5:30 at the Deborah Kay School of Dance. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)
Meets at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. Billy Lamb will speak on the city of Oxford’s landscaping activities. Members may bring guests. (April 12, 2010)