- Floyd Bryant Sr. — 92, died Monday, March 8, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Midtown Funeral Home in Memphis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Jewett Taylor — 105, died Sunday, March 7, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the College Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The North Mississippi Storytelling Guild has rescheduled “Winter Lights” for presentation Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. The telling will commence at 6:30 p.m. Following the telling, the monthly story circle will convene. Come early and share homemade soup. The Telling is free, fellowship is free, soup is a fundraiser and the tab is $7. Soups on at 6 p.m.
(March 10, 2010)
Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
Gerald P. Greig writes to urge Mississippians to ask their representatives in Washington to support a Senate Bill that will thank and support financially those who served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
American Legion Post 55 will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building on the corner of South Lamar and Veteran’s Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited to attend. (March 10, 2010)
First Steps, a free business start-up seminar, will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. March 17 at the University of Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center at the Physical Plant Training room.
This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. James Carden will be the guest speaker.
MSBDC is a program supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Attendees are required to pre-register for the seminar to ensure adequate supplies are available for all participants. For more information or to register, contact Jo Ann Harris 1-800-725-7232 or 662-915-1291; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register or visit the Web site, www.mssbdc.org. (March 10, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Funny, wacky stories will be featured. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 10, 2010)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South will host a new volunteer training session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Mississippi. The session cost $10. The first hour will provide an overview of how volunteers can help the foundation, followed by wish-granter training. For more information, call (901) 692-9511 or e-mail email@example.com. (March 10, 2010)
Oxford University School will host its “OUS Ed-Stravaganza” open house on Friday. The event will provide parents and children an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff in a relaxed environment. Times set are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Kids will enjoy a bounce house, see a Robotics and Smart Board exhibitions from the school’s fifth and sixth graders, have fun with art, explore musical opportunities at OUS by participating in hands-on music activities, listen to the OUS Young Authors read their published works, and be able to actively participate in what OUS has to offer in technology for Junior K through sixth grade in the OUS computer lab.
Visitors will also learn more about the wide array of classes offered to OUS students in the OUS Kaleidoscope After School Enrichment program. They will be able to participate in “Science Wonders For Curious Minds” and Kindermusic activities, just two classes offered in this after-school enrichment program.
To learn more about this event, visit ouschool.com or call 234-2200. (March 10, 2010)