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 email@example.com, 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)
Lafayette’s winning streak in tennis reached five matches Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Center Hill. (March 26, 2010, Page 7A)
Bryce Hertl’s two goals helped lift the Under 12 Tornados to a 2-1 win over the Crew in recent Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action. (March 26, 2010, Page 9A)
The Taylor Farmers’ Market will hold a preview party in conjunction with Tin Pan Alley Art and Antiques’ Spring Garden Show in the Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Though the market doesn’t start weekly until June, vendors will be set up in front of Tin Pan Alley with a sneak peek of spring produce, garden items, baked goods, landscaping, flower and vegetable plants, seafood, live music and more. For more information or to apply to become a vendor at the market this summer, call (662) 832-8727. (March 26, 2010)
The Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, in association with the University Museum, presents the second lecture in the Spring Garden Lecture Series on Thursday. The lecture will begin at noon at the University Museum at University Avenue and Fifth Street.
The speaker for the second lecture, titled “Rose Are Red, Violets Are Blue: You Can, too, Grow Roses in Mississippi,” will be Dr. Pamela Collins, assistant professor of horticulture at Mississippi State University. Collins is specialty director of gardens at MSU where she is responsible for the Rose Garden. She will talk about the challenges of growing roses in Mississippi and will offer suggestions and insight on rose culture.
The series is free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy this informative lecture with other Oxford gardeners. (March 26, 2010)