Last week a decision was made by the Oxford Square Historic Preservation Committee to allow an 1895 building to be removed from 1006 Jefferson Ave. Hitsorian Jack Mayfield writes about another building in the district that was lost to the community — Oxford-Lafayette County Jail. (May 21, 2010, Page 3B)
- Wendell Rose — 71, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bruce Cemetery, with the Rev. Bobby Long officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.
- J.D. Winters — 80, died Thursday, May 20, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial will follow at Barbee Cemetery in Lula. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Registration for the annual Chargers Baseball Camp has begun for area youth to participate in. The camp is open for ages 6-14 and cost for early registration is $100. Registration packets can be picked up at the front office of Oxford High School. The camp will be held at the Oxford Park Commission’s Hank Aaron Triplex June 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon. OHS baseball players and staff will conduct the camp. Items needed for the camp each day are glove, bat, tennis shoes or cleats, shorts or baseball pants. Campers will receive a t-shirt, camp certificates and trophies for contest winners. (May 21, 2010, Page 8a)
Graduation ceremony for Oxford High School seniors will be held at 7 this evening at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (May 21, 2010)
Graduation ceremony for Lafayette High School seniors will be at 7 this evening at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (May 21, 2010)
Taylor’s Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday from Many through October. Local food, produce, art and music will be featured in the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor. Operators are planning a grand opening and Plein Air Montessori Kidsfest on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May 21, 2010)
The Flannery O’Connor Series, a four-week discussion of some of the stories of this writer of supernatural grace in the lives of natural men and women, will be held next month.
Shocking, gripping and soul-wrenching are some of the adjectives used to describe her work, all of which holds for the discerning reader, much to discuss — both theologically and psychologically.
A devoted Christian, O’Connor used the characters she found in her rural Georgia setting to send a message that continues to hold the attention of her readers. This series, now in its third year, is open to the public.
On the following four Wednesdays in June, from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Van Buren Avenue, participants will meet for a brown-bag discussion of the following stories:
— June 2, “Everything that Rises Must Converge”
— June 9, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”
— June 16, “You Can’t be Poorer Than Dead”
— June 23, “The Geranium”
No registration is required. Participants are encouraged to read the stories before the meeting to be able to contribute to the discussion. Copies of the stories are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 234-2907. (May 21, 2010)
The members of the Oxford Cycling Club invite everyone interested to join them for a casual, conversational ride around Oxford at 6 p.m. Sunday. The ride begins at the Oxford Depot and will last for up to an hour. Bicyclists will travel on the new bike paths and quiet streets on campus and in town. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit www.loupathways.org/. (May 21, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host “Spring Dance!” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom, located on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will enjoy a merengue group dance lesson and merengue mixer. Refreshments will be available and open dancing will take place. 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. (May 21, 2010)
The members of the Yocona High School Class of 1960 are having a class reunion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Yocona Community Center. Anyone who was in the Class of 1960 is invited to attend and bring their spouse or a guest. For more information, call Jo Pruett at 234-4794 or Glenda Mason at 234-2703. (May 21, 2010)