American Legion, Post 55, will hold its regular meeting Thursday at the Veterans’ building on the corner of South Lamar and Veterans Drive. Supper and fellowship begin at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited to attend. (April 5, 2010)
The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The program will be given by “the Bailey twins,” Jean Kirk of Tupelo and Joan Bailey of Vicksburg. They will speak on “Growing up in Coffeeville in the 1930s and ’40s.” The public is invited. (April 4, 2010)
The members of Chapter 1659 National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fat Cat’s Restaurant, 1007 Old College Hill Road. A variety of lunches will be available.
Discussion will be held on NARFE’s legislative program and the upcoming NARFE state and national conventions. All members, all active and retired federal employees, families and friends are invited to attend. For more information, contact Chapter Vice President Hal Staten at 234-5762 or go to the chapter Web site at www.narfe.org/chapter1659. (April 4, 2010)
Lafayette County Master Gardener Barry Whitehouse writes about the history of Heirloom tomatoes and other heirloom vegetables, and gives a few hints on growing the variety in local gardens. (April 2, 2010, Page 2B)
Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at who the Ole Miss Rebels were before they were Rebels. He traces them back to their days as the Red and Blue and then the Mississippi Flood, a name picked in a contest in the 1920s. (April 2, 2010, Page 3B)
Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)
ZULA MAE RICHARDS BELL – Of Water Valley died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Services will be held at noon Saturday in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Rev. Ken Izzard officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.
MARILYN BLAKESLEE GRIST – Died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with Bro. Johnny Speedlin and Bro. Junior Richie. Burial will follow in Bruce Cemetery.
MILTON ALLEN WILLIAMS – Died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home in Wisner, La., following a lengthy illness. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist Church of Wisner with the Revs. Thomas Peoples and Woodson McGuffee officiating. Interment will be in Oakley Cemetery in Wisner. Gill First National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
CHARLES WILLIS – Died Wednesday at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley. (April 2, 2010, Page 2A)
OMS BOYS STREAK SNAPPED: The Oxford Middle School boys track team had its streak snapped on Thursday at the OMS Track Invitational held at Bobby Holcomb Field. Taking the title was Grenada, amassing 190 points, while the Chargers placed a close second with 181 points. (more…) (April 2, 2010, Page 7A)
The No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team (20-6 overall, 4-2 SEC) will look to take their third-straight SEC series this weekend when they host Tennessee (13-13, 0-6) for a three-game series beginning today at 6:30 p.m. (April 2, 2010, Page 6A)