The Lafayette County Master Gardeners, in association with the University Museum, presents the final lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for this lecture, titled “Purple Rain, Mellow Yellow, Silver Bells and Scarlet Ribbons: Creating Color in the Landscape,” will be Lelia Kelly, extension associate professor at Mississippi State and consumer horticulture specialist with North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. Kelly will discuss how to create and maintain color in your landscape with shrubs, trees, and flowers.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other gardeners. (April 14, 2010)
James L. “Jimmy” Turnage — 63, died Monday, April 12, 2010. Services will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at First Faith Baptist Church in Sardis. Dickins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (April 14, 2010, Page 2A)
The Lafayette Middle School bands and “Sweepstakes” winning Lafayette High School bands will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The public is invited to attend and the admission is free. Band students in grades six through twelve will entertain listeners with music from classical to pop. (April 14, 2010)
John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
A solid pitching performance by Stormy Robison helped lift the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team to a 4-1 win over Southaven Tuesday night at LHS. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Cub Scout Pack 4 will have its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Tuesday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Dinner will be provided free starting at 6 p.m. and will be followed by an Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony. Anyone interested is invited. For more information, call Rob Freeman at (662) 816-3530. (April 14, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will feature “Adventures with Alice in Wonderland” at Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (April 14, 2010)
Meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are asked to bring auction and donated items. For more information, call Margaret at 234-2434 or Sylvia at 236-6758. (April 14, 2010)
The University Greys, Camp No. 1803, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fat Cat’s Catfish and Steak Restaurant, 1007 College Hill Road. The program will be on the book, “The Iron Man and the Mississippi Company of Morgan’s Raiders.”
The Mississippi Company was a company raised in Marshall County and commanded by Thomas Binford Webber of Byalia. The program will be presented by the author, Jame. M. Power, a decorated combat veteran of World War II. Everyone interested in the program are invited. For more information, call William Hooper, camp commander, at 816-0281. (April 14, 2010)