The members of the North Mississippi Trail Riders Association will host a free trail ride at 10 a.m. Saturday at the trailhead located on Highway 30 East, about 9.5 miles from Oxford on CR 2073.
The Forest Service request participants wear an orange vest during the ride because it is turkey hunting season. Riders should bring a sack lunch and drink. The slow ride will take about four hours while the gaited horse ride will last about 2.5 hours. Overnight camping is available at no charge on a primitive camp site.
Association dues are $10 for individuals or $15 for families and are voluntary. Funds are used for trail and restroom maintenance. For more information, contact Wayne at (662) 801-2611 or email@example.com. (May 21, 2010)
A Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake on Saturday. This free event, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, is for children ages 15 and younger. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing will continue until 11 a.m. A free hot dog lunch will be served.
The Visitor Education Center pond will be stocked with catfish for this youth activity. Young anglers should bring their own fishing equipment and bait along with a container to take their catch home. Prizes will be awarded for tagged fish.
This event is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing. Adults are encouraged to bring their children, neighbors, and friends for a memorable morning of fishing fun.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east. For more information about the Youth Rodeo or other programs and events call (662) 563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/. (May 21, 2010)
The Lafayette County Republican Club will host a debate by the Republican candidates for the District 1 congressional race at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building, courtroom 1. For more information, call Mack Bowles at 816-2400 or Joe Nissen at 232-8937 or Fran Brigance at 234-2245. (May 21, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Local farmers are expected to have free-range eggs, a vareity of vegetables and other produce. Live music will be provided by Liz and Madison Taylor. (May 21, 2010)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group provides support and encouragement to people who have someone with a mental illness in their family. The group meets in the administration building of the North Mississippi Regional Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. It meets Sundays 3:30-5 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in the Magnolia Room. For more information on both groups, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (May 21, 2010)
The executive committee of the Lafayette County Republican Party will meet at the Lafayette County Courthouse on the Square at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the main courtroom on the second floor. There will be a discussion of the June 1 primary. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend. (May 21, 2010)
- Robbie M. Dunn — 54, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in the Great St. John M.B. Church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Greater St. John M.B. Church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Joseph Brandon Rider — 33, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at his home in Potts Camp. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sam Morgan of the Morgan White Insurance Rays struck out 11 of the 12 batters he faced to highlight action in the Oxford Park Commission’s 10-year-old league Tuesday at FNC Park. The Rays defeated the Hampton Inn Hotel Cardinals 6-1 thanks to Morgan’s pitching effort. In the other 10-year-old league game, the First National Bank Braves beat the Freeland Shull Attorneys at Law Red Sox 7-4. (more…) (May 20, 2010, Page 6)
The Oxford Strikers, a Under-10 Boys Division ITT Challenge soccer team, finished second in this past weekend’s President Cup Tournament held in Tupelo.
The Strikers, who are made up of players that play in the Oxford Park Commission, used their weekly two weeks of practice to their advantage to capture second place in the U-10 Boys Classic Division, a first for a team from Oxford. (May 20, 2010, Page 7)
The Lafayette Commodores will be hosting a camp for area youth June 1-4 at W.V. Brewer Field. The camp will run daily from 8 a.m. to noon and is available for children in grades 1-8. Lafayette will also be hosting a benefit golf tournament June 11 at The Country Club of Oxford. Cost to enter the tournament is $80 per person or $320 for a team. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m.
For more information on either the camp or the tournament, contact LHS baseball coach Greg Lewis at 232-2757. (May 20, 2010, Page 7)