A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the local Veterans Building will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Building, 125 Veterans Drive. Dine-in or carry-out plates available. Plates will contain spaghetti, cole slaw, bread, dessert and drink and cost $10 each. (May 13, 2010)
Lafayette County Democratic Party will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lafayette County Chancery Building on North Lamar just off the Square. Feel free to attend and bring your friends and family. For more information, visit www.lafayettedems.org. (May 13, 2010)
A free boating safety class will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lafayette Middle School auditorium. This class is required for anyone born since June 30, 1980, prior to operating a boat. To register, call (662) 563-6330. (May 13, 2010)
Buffalo Peak Outfitters and SALOMON will present the “Ruff”ly Four Mile Trail Run on Saturday to benefit the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society. The run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Whirlpool Trails. There will be door prizes and giveaways. The registration fee is $25. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. (May 13, 2010)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is offering a free Autism Expo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation clinic.
The expo will feature two therapy demonstrations including sensory integration and assistive communication devices. The program will also offer an opportunity to speak with local pediatric clinics regarding growth and developmental milestones, one-on-one time with Dr. Emily Johnson to discuss the testing process and behavior management techniques for autism, and activities for the kids.
The event is free. No preregistration is required. For more information on the Autism Expo, call 236-9294. (May 13, 2010)
The Oxford Band Boosters invite the community to attend a reception honoring band director Matt Rowan, who will be leaving the Oxford School District at the end of this school year. The reception will be in the band hall at Oxford High School on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. (May 13, 2010)
The Lafayette County Master Gardeners will staff a table from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oxford Farmers’ Market in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard to provide information on the services provided by the Lafayette County Extension Service and answer gardening questions. At 9 a.m., Master Gardener Cissy Johnson will present a demonstration on container gardening from the back of her truck. In case of rain, this demonstration will be canceled. (May 13, 2010)
- William E. “Bill” Cloud — 58, of Oxford died on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Champion Forest Baptist Church in the Family Life Center in Houston, Texas. Klein Funeral Home in Spring, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.
- Herschel Marion Cranford Jr. — 62, died Thursday, May 6, 2010. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Ronald Eugene Hays — 84, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
- Alma Rogers Smith — 92, of Oxford died this morning. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
Philip Loria writes to remind those that think everyone is responsible for themselves that we are now in an age of entitlement. (May 12, 2010, Page 4)