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Saturday, October 25, 2014


The Blackjack Connection

Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Taking care of cemetery guests

    A CONVERSATION WITH – Willie Dennis has been taking care of Oxford Memorial Cemetery for 20 years. The job includes keeping the cemetery mowed, groomed and litter-free — and giving grieving families plenty of space and peace while the day’s work goes on. (April 1, 2010, Page 3)

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      Holy vegetables — ‘Benedetto’ for four

      For Luisa Arico, our “Italian Cooking Made Easy” columnist, artichokes, asparagus, English peas and green onions are an unbeatable combination. She shares her recipe for a vegetable-rich dish called “Il Benedetto,” which she serves it for every Easter Sunday dinner.

       (March 31, 2010, Page 14)

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        ‘Art and All That Jazz’

        PHOTOS — The Oxford Artists Guild presented “Art and All That Jazz,” featuring displays by local artists, Saturday on the lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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          India Night

          PHOTOS — The India Association of Oxford and Ole Miss presented “India Night 2010 – Umang (the Joy)” at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. India Night showcases classical and popular Indian dance and music through a variety of performances and a fashion show. (March 29, 2010, Page 2A)

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            NASA Night in Your Neighborhood

            Representatives from NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center will visit the Powerhouse Community Arts Center Monday from 5-7 p.m. with free activities and displays. The group will do a presentation on living and working in space, as well as educational activities and an astronaut ice-cream-tasting station. (March 26, 2010, Page 2B)

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              Centers of rural life now just memories

              A SENSE OF PLACE — Ever heard of Alesville, Blackwater, Dallas, Eaton, Dogtown, Gault, Gomez, Keel or Shinault? Local history columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us through the remnants of what were once thriving little communities around Lafayette County. (March 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Art au naturel

                OXFORD LIVING — They may not be the kinds of pieces you expect to find in an art museum, but if you’re looking for relics of Southern roots, it doesn’t get any more pure than this. The work of untrained African-American artists from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama is on display now through May 7 at the University of Mississippi Museum. For event details, click here(March 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Regional science fair

                  PHOTOS — Local students took part in the regional science fair at the Ole Miss Indoor Practice Facility on Wednesday. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Four feathered friends settle in

                    A CONVERSATION WITH — Leah Dossett recently moved from the Los Angeles area to Oxford, bringing her collection of four pet parrots. They’re set up in their new home with a room of their own, complete with a large front-facing window and a television that shows cartoons all day. Look for them to accompany her on bike rides around town as the weather warms. (March 25, 2010, Page 3)

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