The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Norm Easterbrook, director of the Ford Center, will read “Harold and the Purple Crayon.” (April 7, 2010)
North Mississippi Hospice will sponsor a grief support group meeting at noon Thursday at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. The meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 234-0140. (April 7, 2010)
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)