The Graduate Student Council on the campus of the University of Mississippi has teamed up with several organizations on campus and the Mississippi Teachers Corp to sponsor a school supply drive. On April 7 at 6:30 p.m. during the “Family and School Night” at the Ole Miss Baseball game, patrons will receive two general admission tickets for every full bag of school supplies.
As part of this “Rock the Bus” event, organizers hope to fill a school bus with school supplies, all of which will be donated to the Mississippi Teacher Corps teachers. Donations can be in the form of school supplies and/or monetary gifts, which will go toward grants for the teachers in the Mississippi Teacher Corps and scholarships for the students accepted to academic achievement programs. This event has the potential to positively affect the education of nearly 5,000 students receiving public education in classrooms staffed by the Mississippi Teacher Corps. (March 31, 2010)
Oxford children experienced life as an astronaut for a brief while Monday as part of NASA Night at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 30, 2010, Page 3)
A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)
Kenneth K. Gowen Jr. — 85, died Monday, March 29, 2010. Funeral services will be Thursday at noon at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4. until 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and again, preceding the service, from 11 a.m. until noon at the church.
Cassanda Faulkner Potts — 33, died Saturday, March 27, 2010. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Burial will follow in the North Oxford Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening and from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Betty Ruth Swearengen — 70, died Sunday, March 28, 2010. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services are planned for Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. (March 30, 2010, Page 2)
The Oxford Chargers tennis squad made a clean sweep of divisional rival Saltillo Monday, knocking off the Tigers 7-0.
Over the course of the seven matches, Oxford only dropped three total sets. (March 30, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Commodores middle school baseball squad was able to take a crosstown double-dip from the Oxford Chargers Monday, winning 5-1 and 7-5 at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 30, 2010, Page 9)
The Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively, or C.A.R.E., support and exchange group meets at noon Wednesday in the Azalea Gardens Sunroom. This is an informal luncheon that provides those in caring situations to exchange ideas, resources and concerns with others. A light lunch is provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. All caregivers are welcome and can get more information by contacting Sandra Enfinger at 234-9600 or Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com. (March 30, 2010)
Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to meet in the Lyceum Circle at 6 this evening to march through campus in recognition of Take Back the Night. Following the march, attendees will hear from Janet Kennedy of the Mississippi Attorney General’s office in Jackson and Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson. Pizza will be provided by Domino’s and several door prizes will be awarded.
Representatives from several campus and community organizations will be on hand to offer information about activities and efforts on campus to prevent violence and assist victims. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil, and survivors who wish to speak out will have an opportunity to talk.
For more information, contact Linda Abbott, violence prevention coordinator, at 915-1059 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (March 30, 2010)
People from all over Oxford and Mississippi came together Saturday to fight back in the battle to conquer Multiple Sclerosis with a walk at Lamar Park to raise money for a cure and assist those battling the disease. (March 29, 2010, Page 3A)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 26. The class is $35. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office, located at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (March 29, 2010)