Columnist Jimmy Reed recalled a recent joke his barber told about the circulation of a $100 bill through a community and then related it to his take on the nation’s debt crisis. (April 6, 2010, Page 4)
- Derald G. Connell — 69, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Martha A. Miles — 68, died Saturday, April 3, 2010. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
- Charlie Rotenberry — 65, died Monday, April 5, 2010. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with burial to follow in Crowder Cemetery. Visitation is this evening from 5-8 at the funeral home.
- Charles Willis — 53, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in New Town Cemetery in Charleston. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time.
Final nominations and election of officers for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 801 will be held Saturday. Purple Hearter’s will hold their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. starting with lunch followed by a business meeting and elections. All combat wounded veterans are urged to attend this important meeting. Supporting staff assisting with this meeting are Clarence Parker, Frank Warren, Donald McCord and Robert Bramlett. (April 6, 2010)
Oxford’s tennis team got pushed for the first time in several matches Monday in a 5-2 win over Pontotoc.
The Chargers head into today’s district match at home against New Hope having actually worked up a bit of a sweat to earn yet another win. (more…) (April 6, 2010, Page 9)
Bramlett Elementary School teachers and friends will hold a benefit car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the school parking lot. Proceeds from the event will go to the group’s Relay for Life effort. All contributions and donations will be appreciated. (April 6, 2010)
The Lafayette middle school baseball team advanced to the championship game of its district playoff tournament Monday night with a 6-5 win over Marshall Academy in seven innings. (more…) (April 6, 2010, Page 9)
The Greater Oxford Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae chapter will have a garage sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Climate Safe Storage facility located at 1620 University Ave., across from Emileigh’s Catering. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to breast cancer education, awareness and research through the National ZTA Foundation. (April 6, 2010)
The Greater Oxford Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae chapter will have a garage sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Oxford Climate Safe Storage facility located at 1620 University Ave., across from Emileigh’s Catering. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to breast cancer education, awareness and research through the National ZTA Foundation. (April 6, 2010)
Sandip Pakvasa from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii will give a public lecture titled “Galactic Neutrino Communication and SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence).” The public lecture will be given from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Lewis Hall 101 on April 13 the Physics Department at the University of Mississippi.
He will discuss some ideas in the use of neutrinos in communication across the galaxy by advanced civilizations and how we may intercept these signals and discern their presence. He will also discuss a proposal to employ neutrinos to modulate the periods of Cepheid variable stars and use them as beacons as a sort of a galactic semaphore. Previous schemes for detecting ETI have involved electromagnetic radiation while we propose alternatives. The philosophy of searching here is to employ any and all possible methods to search for ETI communication and in particular the ones we suggest require only the examination of already existing data or data soon to be forthcoming. (April 6, 2010)