In this weeks Good Health column, Dr. Keith Mansel discusses advancements in the treatment of coronary heart disease. (July 29, 2010, Page 12)
MEMPHIS (AP) — Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days, as police investigated the discovery of a man’s body outside of Memphis.
Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, told The Associated Press that police called the player’s father, Herb Wright, Wednesday afternoon with the news he had died. (July 29, 2010, Page 6)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veteran’s Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (July 29, 2010)
A free meal for Oxford’s homeless and needy will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley Hall at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. For more information, call 234-5278. (July 29, 2010)
Christ Presbyterian Church will host its monthly “More Than a Meal” program Tuesday. From 5 to 7 p.m., a free meal will be provided and tutoring will be available for students. The church is at 1720 University Ave. Those who need a ride can call 801-4712. (July 29, 2010)
The Oxford-Lafayette Chapter of the MSU Alumni Association will hold its annual Send-Off Party at 6 p.m. Monday at Proud Larry’s. The party is to honor all recent graduates from Oxford and Lafayette County who will be attending Mississippi State this fall. The new MSU athletics director, Scott Strickland, will be the speaker. (July 29, 2010)
Lafayette Middle School has scheduled its open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and at 6 in the auditorium a sixth-grade parent meeting will be held. (July 29, 2010)
Lafayette Upper Elementary School will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. All parents and students are invited to attend. All third-grade students who have not registered will need to do so and bring two current proofs of residency. The following will be accepted as proofs of residency: filed homestead exemption form, mortgage documents or property deed, apartment or home lease (handwritten notes not accepted), utility bills (cell phone bills not accepted), valid driver’s license and automobile tag registration. For more information, call the school at 236-3761. (July 29, 2010)
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen will join together as alumni and fans of both MSU and the UM at the “Tailgate Together For Our Kids” fundraiser at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo to benefit local Boys and Girls Clubs.
Those in attendance at the Saturday event will have an opportunity to meet players, hear both coaches talk about their upcoming seasons and also participate in a silent auction of school memorabilia. Dinner tickets are available for $50. Also, an exclusive cocktail hour will be held from 6-7 p.m. which will include personal meet and greets with coaches, photos and more for an additional $50. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.bgcnms.org/tailgate.aspx or by phone by calling Evie Boyd at 662-841-6504.
It is the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Serving north Mississippi since 1996, the organization reaches more than 2,000 youth annually through clubhouse locations in Tupelo, Oxford, Ripley, New Albany and Houston. For more information on Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, visit www.bgcnms.org. (July 29, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (July 29, 2010)