A special celebration of the life and times of Jacob Thompson (1810-1885) will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program, co-sponsored by the University Museum, city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation, will be held at the museum.
The event will begin with a welcome by William Andrews, director of the University Museum, followed by Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson delivering the proclamation of Jacob Thompson Day, a talk entitled, “Thank you, Mr. Thompson,” by Carolyn Ross, and a preview of reception activities by Bill Russell, president of the local Heritage Foundation.
Refreshments, including a birthday cake and a series of champagne toasts, will augment the browsing of exhibits of Thompson — related documents and objects, some owned by the University and some on loan by private owners. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Mississippi Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed Sunday, Monday and most university holidays. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/museum or call 915-7073. (May 10, 2010)
Lafayette County Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The guest speaker will be State Senator Alan Nunnelee, Republican candidate for the 1st District House of Representatives seat. (May 10, 2010)
- Robert Sidney Cooper — 83, died this morning at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Calvin Fox — 55, died Thursday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- Don Ralph McPherson — 76, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moores Memorial Cemetery in Teoc. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.
Local pastor Chet Bush writes in support of respecting women, relating a story from his past that helped solidify his position. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)
Lafayette County Master Gardener Susan Boehm writes about planning for the summer’s dry heat by planting native plants that are accustomed to living in the climate. She discusses the benefits of xeriscaping in addition to giving reminders and tips around gardening in the month of May. (May 7, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield, in honor of this week’s graduation at the University of Mississippi, takes a look back at the school’s first commencement exercises in 1849, a commencement without any graduates from the new school. (May 7, 2010, Page 2B)
In the lone Oxford Park Commission softball game on Thursday, the 9-10 year-old Dolphins were able to use six-run fourth and fifth innings to roll past Shiloh Creek Land & Timber16-8. (more…) (May 7, 2010, Page 8A)
Emmaus and Cursillo members and their prospective guests will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at a member’s home. In case of rain, the group will meet as usual at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Contact a member for location and directions. Ole Miss Strength Coach, Don Decker and his wife Stacy will be the special guests. Decker will present a message and discuss “How to be a Difference Maker.” Members are asked to bring several dishes. Drinks will be provided. (May 7, 2010)
The Oxford Endowment for Public Education will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First National Bank Boardroom to elect new board members and officers. OEPE members and persons interested in becoming members are invited to attend. For more information or to become a member, visit www.oxford.k12.ms.us/OEPE or call Monie Henderson at 513-4505. (May 7, 2010)
Local members of the Mississippi Nurses Association took a moment Wednesday reflect on their careers as part of the annual celebration of National Nurse’s Week. (May 6, 2010, Page 1)