Those who want to get a head start on the Easter festivities can go to the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for a puppet show and Easter egg hunt that will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. The egg hunt will follow the show for children 6 years old and younger. There will be a separate area for toddlers. About 120 children will search for 500 eggs, including the golden egg which contains a special prize. Children can compete to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar and refreshments will be served after the event. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (April 2, 2010)
The VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley hosts a night of bingo Friday. The first games start at 7. Players must be at least 18 years old. (April 2, 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. (April 2, 2010)
The Mississippians, the University of Mississippi’s principal student jazz ensemble, is slated to present its annual spring concert Thursday, April 15, at Nutt Auditorium.
A second concert is scheduled Friday, April 16, at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center in Jackson.
The ensemble is to perform the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie along with works by contemporary composers Rob McConnell, Charles Mingus, Theloneous Monk and others.
Admission to the April 15 concert on campus is free to the public. Admission to the April 16 concert in Jackson is $5 at the door. (April 2, 2010)
Members of Rivers Hill Church of Christ prepared and served meals Wednesday for the homeless and needy in Oxford.
Of the estimated 200 homeless and/or needy individuals in town, 65 came to get a hot meal at this first-time outreach mission of the church. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)
- Richard David Casady — 64, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010. A gathering of friends and family will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Avent Park in Oxford to celebrate his life. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
- Marilyn Grist — 60, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Visitation is from 5 to 8 this evening at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Bruce Cemetery.
- Johnny B. Rockette — 54, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Marshfield, Wis. Services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Pastor Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Harley Garrett writes to remind citizens if they don’t like the change that’s going on in the country today, then they should take advantage of their personal weapon – their vote – to do something about it. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)
FISHIN’ WITH CHICK COLUMN — The biggest fishing news I have to share with you is that my youngest daughter Alivia caught her first fish last Saturday with her grandfather at Grenada spillway. She called and excitedly said,” Daddy, Daddy, now you have something to write about in your article!” I can promise you she was no more excited than I was that day. After I got off the phone, I started thinking about how simple the whole concept of catching a fish was to her, and I was reminded how we as adults complicate everything. (April 1, 2010, Page 6)
The Spinners were able to hold onto a narrow 3-2 victory over the Volleys Wednesday in the Oxford Park Commission Jr. tennis league.