The Oxford area Reach to Recovery group will have its annual picnic meeting at 6:30 this evening at the home of Peggy and James Butler, 418 Meadowlawn Drive. Dress casually and bring finger foods for al fresco dining. There will be no formal program — just fun visiting and getting to know one another better. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to come. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at 816-9316 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (June 7, 2010)
The annual meeting of the Hurricane Creek Water Association will be at 6 this evening in the Springfield M.B. Church Fellowship Hall. All members are invited. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. (June 7, 2010)
Meets at 6 this evening in the conference room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Anyone interested in ham radio is welcome. Also, anyone wanting to take an entry-level technician test can do so at the meeting. A second technician test will be offered on June 19. The Ole Miss Amateur Radio Club will host Field Day on June 26-27. Everyone is welcome to see and experience ham radio first-hand. For more information, call 236-7817. (June 7, 2010)
- James Price “Jimmy” Cook Sr. — 70, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Batesville, with Dr. Jay Cook officiating and Dr. David Ball assisting. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Dickens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Lillian “Lyn” Margaret Housley — 77, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
- David Russell Lucker — 62, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, in Oxford. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
- Thomas Allen “Tommy” Mills — 65, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with the Rev. Daniel Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Lafayette County. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Appleton Room at the funeral home.
(June 6, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host “Time to Dance!” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom, located on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will enjoy a group dance lesson. Refreshments will be available and open dancing will take place to a variety of musical styles. Everyone is welcome. Those who can’t dance are invited to come and enjoy themselves while they are learning to dance. Admission is $8 for members or $12 for non-members. Student admission is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Yearly membership dues are $25 and student yearly membership dues are $15. Those interested can join at the door. For more information, Fred or Kathy at 234-8530 or visit the Web site at www.ombdc.com. (June 6, 2010)
A 40th reunion of the 1970 Oxford High School Charger football team is set for Saturday, July 17. Team members will assemble at the OHS athletic facility building for a tour at 5:30 p.m. and proceed to Hickman cabin on Woodson Ridge Road for food and fellowship. Reservations are $20 per person and are required prior to July 4. Persons desiring more information should e-mail Doug Shields Jr. at email@example.com or call him at 236-1926 or call Rudolph Jenkins at 234-0692. (June 6, 2010)
The Lafayette County Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The speaker will be Tom Levitiodus, candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Pos. 1, District 3. (June 6, 2010)
The annual luncheon meeting of the Piecemakers’ Guild will be held at noon Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. The meeting will feature salads and sweets made by the members. All needleworkers are invited to come to lunch and join the guild in show and tell of their most recent projects. (June 5, 2010)
Members of the community recently started a program in Oxford called “More Than a Meal.” This is a community meal served to those in need within the Oxford area. In addition to a meal, tutoring is available to help kids with their homework or read to the children. Books, hygiene products and, most importantly, fellowship are provided to those in need. While the program is currently up and running in various churches in Oxford, organizers are working to streamline the service on Sept. 7 to provide these services from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stone Center. Those interested in being involved in this program are urged to attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Stone Center. (June 5, 2010)
Meets at noon Wednesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks. Mary Sloan will give the club an update the Yocona International Folk Vestival activities. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (June 5, 2010)