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)
- Leland James Hoop Sr. — 81, of Cleveland died Friday, March 26, 2010. Services were held Sunday at Ray Funeral Home. Burial followed in North Cleveland Cemetery.
- Jane Johnson Hunt Smith — 96, died Monday, March 15, 2010. A memorial Service will be held at the Baughman Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m. April 10, followed by an opportunity to visit with the family at Cedar Oaks Mansion. Williams-Thomas Downtown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Betty Ruth Swearengen — died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
Oxford attorney Michael R. Wall was arrested on felony drug charges around noon Friday at Lafayette County Justice Court, on warrants for possession of cocaine and delivery or transfer of cocaine. He was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center and later released on a $20,000 bond. (March 29, 2010, Page 2A)
Rivers’ Hill Church of Christ will provide a free hot, nutritious meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for residents and needy persons. Meals are prepared for dine in, carry out and delivery. For delivery or a ride to the church, call the church office at 236-2456. The church is at the corner of University Avenue and Highway 334. (March 29, 2010)
The DAV, American Legion and the VFW will host a breakfast and some fellowship for all veterans at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Veteran’s Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Breakfast features eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits and coffee. The Veteran’s Building is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Lamar Boulevard. Donations are accepted. (March 29, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free craft class for adults at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The class will focus on an Easter craft. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 29, 2010)
Meets at 5 this evening at Oxford High School. (March 29, 2010)
Meets Tuesday at noon at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Kathy Sukanek of the United Way will give a presentation. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (March 27, 2010)
John Wesley Mitchell – 72, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at New Providence M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in Orwood Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford. (March 26, 2010, Page 2A)