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Jig Tying Seminar

Designing and creating hand-tied jigs can an enjoyable hobby, especially during the long winter months. On Saturday, Gwin Jackson will present a program at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery demonstrating the different stages of tying hand-made jigs from hook to final product. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Jackson is the owner of Jiggy With It in Pope.

The NMFH is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east and the program is free with the price of admission. For more information, call (662) 563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at (June 7, 2010)

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    Red Cross

    The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (June 7, 2010)

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      Engineering Day Camp

      The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp will be held this month for girls entering grades 6 through 10. Attendees will complete experiments, meet women in the field of engineering, go on field trips and even engineer their own invention. The camp will be held June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regents School of Oxford, 14 CR 130 in Oxford. The cost is $30 per girl, space is limited.

      Whether you know anything about science or are a Girl Scout, The Design Detectives – Engineering Day Camp is set up to be a place to be creative, inventive and meet new people. The Engineering Day Camp is provided by Girl Scouts Heart of the South through a grant from the U.S Department of Education. For more information or a registration form, contact Marlowe Brownlow at or 662-226-0255 or 1-888-453-2034. (June 7, 2010)

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        BBQ Benefit

        The VFW and Pork Fiction Bar-B-Q team will have a benefit for Mandy McCord from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19, at the Veterans Building. Boston Butts can be ordered for $25 each and barbecue plates will be available for $10 each. A silent auction and karaoke will also be featured. Proceeds will held the McCord family with mounting medical expenses. To order, either call Randal Loyed at 236-3536 or e-mail Penny Smith at (June 7, 2010)

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          Juneteenth Celebration

          The community’s second annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. June 19 on Martin Luther King Drive. This year’s event will also include a parade at 6 p.m. June 18. Those interested in registering to participate by entering a float, car, bike, dance group or walkers, can call 662-701-9710. Parade entry and vendor booths are free. (June 7, 2010)

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            Lady Landowner Seminar

            The Lafayette County Extension Service and the National Resource Conservation Service will conduct a Lady Landowner Seminar on Thursday at the Lafayette County Fire Department on Industrial Road, also known as 50 CR 1032.

            Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. with program starting at 11. The subject will be “Butterfly Gardening.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling 234-4451 by June 8 to ensure sufficient meal preparations may be made. The Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Mississippi State University Extension Service will sponsor the program. (June 7, 2010)

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              Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

              The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 this evening at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community in Oxford. Beth Chandler will present a brief overview of the new reference book, “Stages of Senior Care,” written by the founders of HomeInstead Senior Care.

              For more information, contact Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin, Department of Social Work, at 236-1879 or The meetings are open to all caregivers and friends interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. (June 7, 2010)

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                Reach to Recovery

                The Oxford area Reach to Recovery group will have its annual picnic meeting at 6:30 this evening at the home of Peggy and James Butler, 418 Meadowlawn Drive. Dress casually and bring finger foods for al fresco dining. There will be no formal program — just fun visiting and getting to know one another better. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to come. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at 816-9316 or (June 7, 2010)

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                  Hurricane Creek Water Association

                  The annual meeting of the Hurricane Creek Water Association will be at 6 this evening in the Springfield M.B. Church Fellowship Hall. All members are invited. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. (June 7, 2010)

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                    Ole Miss Amateur Radio Club

                    Meets at 6 this evening in the conference room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Anyone interested in ham radio is welcome. Also, anyone wanting to take an entry-level technician test can do so at the meeting. A second technician test will be offered on June 19. The Ole Miss Amateur Radio Club will host Field Day on June 26-27. Everyone is welcome to see and experience ham radio first-hand. For more information, call 236-7817. (June 7, 2010)

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