A meeting concerning the Old Gordon Head Start Center, located on Old Highway 7 in Abbeville, now known as The Gordon Cultural and Community Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church, located on Hurricane Landing Road. Organizers are asking everyone who attended Abbeville School/Gordon High School from approximately 1950 to 1972 to attend the meeting. (April 14, 2010)
The members of the Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are reminded to bring the money for Belk’s charity tickets. They will also discuss the council meeting luncheon. Bring your angel pins to the meeting. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (April 14, 2010)
Members of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 48, will meet at noon Saturday at the Veterans Building, located at 125 Veterans Drive. (April 13, 2010)
Meets at noon Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, 123 Heritage Drive. Jean Shaw will speak on her trip to Antarctia, and the Oxford Police Officer of the month, Kathrine Evans, will be honored. Members and guest are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail info@exchangeclubofoxford or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (April 13, 2010)
The Oxford High School Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Roll check is at 6:30. (April 13, 2010)
The Oxford Middle School Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Roll check is at 6:40. (April 13, 2010)
Tallahatchie Toastmasters will meet from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the Cedar Oaks Heritage House, 601 Murray St. Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership training club, is open to the public. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Carol-Scott Defore at 236-5230 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (April 13, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature Charles Eagles, author of “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss,” at noon Wednesday for its Books ‘n’ Lunch program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 13, 2010)
Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls words of his mentor, Jaybird, and favorite contemporary American, Ronald Reagan, about standing up to bullies, and wonders if our current leaders are anywhere near that same stance based on recent announcements. (April 13, 2010, Page 4A)
- Christine B. Arnett — 95, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Peter Johnson — 61, died Thursday, April 8, 2010. Services will be held at noon Thursday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building.
- Hiram Darrington “Darry” Wade — 83, died Sunday, April 11, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Raymond United Methodist Church in Raymond. Visitation will be today from 5-7:30 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Jackson and on Wednesday from 12:30-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson.