Award-winning author Charles Postel plans to discuss the power of the Populist movement during a University Lecture this week at the University of Mississippi.
His address on “Each Individual Hick makes National Politics: Populism Reconsidered” is a free, public event at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of History are co-sponsors of the event. (April 12, 2010)
The Lafayette Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The speaker will be Angela McGlowen, candidate for U.S. Congress in Mississippi’s first district. (April 11, 2010)
Meets at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Representatives from Angel Ranch 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. (April 10, 2010)
The 72nd Annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage will be held April 16 – 18. The event features the antebellum homes of Holly Springs, including the Davis House at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Storytellers, costumed docents, organ recitals in antebellum churches, southern luncheons, guided tours of the historic Hillcrest Cemetery, antique carriage rides and a traditional southern supper in Montrose are also part of the pilgrimage. Cost is $35 per person or $30 for seniors age 65 and older, and $30 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (662) 252-2365 or on the day of the tour at the Marshall County Library. For more information, visit /www.visithollysprings.org/pilgrimage.html. (April 10, 2010)
Meets at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. William Andrews, director of University Museum and Historic Houses, will speak on how these attractions contribute to Ole Miss and the Oxford community. Members may bring guests. (April 10, 2010)
Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the 50-plus year history of the Oxford Garden Club as it prepares for an upcoming flower show. (April 9, 2010, Page 3B)
- Derald “Pete” Gaines Connell — 69, died Thursday, April 1, 2010. Services will be held at 1 this afternoon at Acree Hill Church in Batesville. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Charles E. Reichel — 66, died Monday, April 5, 2010. Services will be held at 1 this afternoon at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rome, Ga. Daniel’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Columnist T.J. Ray has seen all types of discrimination challenged over the years, but is now starting to see another type – in facilities for athletics and other endeavors on college campuses. What group might find a way to make use of an indoor facility? (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)
As Dr. Dan Jones officially takes office as the 16th chancellor in the 162-year history of the University of Mississippi, The Oxford EAGLE is marking the occasion with a special section devoted to Chancellor Jones’ inauguration.
The Lafayette County TRIAD will sponsor two sessions of the AARP Driver Safety Classes. The first session will be Monday from 12:30- 4:30 p.m. and the second session will be Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Both classes will be held at the Oxford Activity Center on Price Street. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The fee covers the class training material with a Certification of Completion for each participant. Registration is required by calling the RSVP office at 232-2377. (April 9, 2010)