Learn simple traditional dances from around the world at 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Hall. Attendees, from middle schools and older, are invited to join in the fun, fellowship, exercise and get introduction to the music and movement of diverse cultures. Elaine Gelbard will teach the dances. No experience necessary. There is no charge for the event, but donations will be gratefully accepted for the UUCO Building Fund. The UU Hall is at 31 CR 198. A map with directions is available at www.uuoxford.com. For more information, call Gelbard at 236-2545. (August 20, 2010)
Members of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 48, will meet at noon Saturday at the Veteran’s Building, located at 125 Veterans Drive. (August 20, 2010)
The Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively, or C.A.R.E., support and exchange group will meet at noon Wednesday at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community. This is an informal luncheon that provides those in caring situations an opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and concerns with others. A light lunch is provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. All caregivers are welcome. For more information, contact Sandra Enfinger at 234-9600 or Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com. (August 20, 2010)
This week, Dr. Keith Mansel writes about a topic unfamiliar to many – an illness first described in 1872 and in 1917 was linked to abnormal iron absorption by the body. For more information go to www.hemochromatosis.org (August 19, 2010, Page 5)
- Robert L. Barlow — 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.
- Carole Lindsey Baughman — 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Arrangements for a private family service are incomplete at this time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
- Lanny Eugene Phillips — 58, died Wednesday at his home in Lafayette County. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
Think twice when ordering a grilled chicken Caesar salad. These salads may sound healthy, but in fact they are high in calories and fat. In this weeks Eating Well column a new flavorful, grilled recipe is offered up to try instead of the usual high calorie stand-by. (August 18, 2010, Page 6)
- Ruby O’Dell — 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Prospect Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Kingdom Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home.
Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy settled a defamation lawsuit Tuesday with a cab driver and a valet stemming from a dispute over a ride in the downtown district of Cincinnati in December, 2008.
Details of the settlement are confidential as attorneys told Judge Melba Marsh in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court that they had reached an agreement. According to a source, Kennedy did not pay cab driver Mohamed Jiddou, or valet Michael Strother a monetary settlement as some papers reported today. (August 18, 2010, Page 8)
The Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will have an open house from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. The Moon is strong and looks great in a telescope. Saturn, Venus and (tiny) Mars are all observable after sunset, but they all go down very early. The best time to view them is in the beginning of the session.
Uranus is up all night, Neptune is next to Jupiter. Jupiter comes up at 9, and is best visible an hour later. Afterwards will be observing star clusters, and colorful double stars. As the dome of Kennon Observatory is being repaired, the large telescope inside can’t be used. However, some good quality scopes will be set up in the parking lot. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome, the event is free. (August 18, 2010)
Girls Scouts Heart of the South will have an informational meeting and registration event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Those interested in joining Girl Scouts as a troop member or adult leader are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Dianna Wilson at 662-816-5190. (August 18, 2010)