- John W. Naron Jr. — 82, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home.
- Amy Dell Spencer — 97, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at her son’s home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Anchor Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home and again, one hour prior to the service at the church.
(July 4, 2010)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (July 4, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free screening of “Sadie Thompson” at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of it’s World Film Night series. (July 4, 2010)
The final guided walking tour of Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District will be held Saturday. The tour will depart at 10:30 a.m. from the Skipwith Cottage next to Oxford City Hall. Guides will point out architectural features, introduce some prominent people from Oxford’s past, and explain why two houses have been declared National Historic Landmarks.
Sponsored by the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, the guided walking tour is offered as part of its heritage tourism program. Travelers are given a personal, up-close introduction to Oxford, and residents can learn a little more about local history. It is a pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a closer look at one of Oxford’s most attractive assets.
The tours is approximately one hour and 15 minutes long. For more information, visit www.oxfordcvb.com or contact Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (July 3, 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. (July 3, 2010)
The 19th annual Bruce Sawmill Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday on the Square in Bruce. Formal opening will be at 6 p.m. Friday with continuous entertainment all night ending with Jessey Higdon along with the Muddy Water Band playing at 9.
Saturday will include a 5K run, Show and Shine Car Show, art show in the future forestry museum, arts and crafts, food and venders of all type, local entertainment and a few political speakers. For more information, call Faye at 662-983-2222. (July 3, 2010)
Anyone who attend Hurricane School is invited to be a part of a reunion Saturday at the Hurricane Community Center in Pontotoc County. Fellowship will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 and followed by meal of fish or chicken. Dr. Richard Russell will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, call 489-4350. (July 3, 2010)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group provides support and encouragement to people who have someone with a mental illness in their family. The group meets in the administration building of the North Mississippi Regional Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. It meets Sundays 3:30-5 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in the Magnolia Room. For more information on both groups, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (July 3, 2010)
A free meal will be provided to Oxford’s homeless and needy from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley Hall at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. For more information, call 234-5278. (July 3, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Local farmers are expected to have eggs, fruits, vegetables and other produce, jams and jellies, flowers, and baked goods. (July 3, 2010)