Della Davidson Elementary School took home two top prizes in the Mississippi Destination ImagiNation Tournament held March 27 in Columbus.
The Oxford Eagles — Claire Stevens, Michaela Spillers, Ann Leigh Robbins and Addison Meadows — won the Breaking DI News competition, and the Wild Thangs — Add Kimbrell, Kevin Dao, Sara Caroline Bridgers, Anna Dennis, and Haley Caradine — won the Band Together Competition.
The two teams will represent Mississippi in the Global Destination ImagiNation Finals being held on May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.
- Bramlett Elementary Citizens of the month for April were announced.
- A physics show is on April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fulton Chapel at the University of Mississippi. For questions, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 915-7428.
- The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $1,998,000 in funding for the University of Mississippi.
- The Della Davidson Elementary School library is among the 4,000 libraries selected to receive the We the People “More Perfect Union” Bookshelf.
- Jun Ying of Oxford was named to the dean’s list at Johns Hopkins University.
- Oxford High School Theatre Department will stage “Rumors” Thursday through Saturday.
- Steer Raffle set April 22 for the Lafayette Future Farmers of America.
- Walking Wednesdays continue tomorrow.
- Black Jack School Reunion set for April 24
Derald Connell was known to most as just Pete. Some called him Peter Cotton Tail. To his grandchildren, he was Pa Paw.
Mandy Martin has her own names for the 69-year-old Connell, who was beaten to death April 1.
“He was my angel,” she said. “My lifesaver.” (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)
With the help of $100,000 in seed money from the state, a University of Mississippi professor’s dream of launching a new business is about to come to fruition.
Mike Repka, UM chairman and associate professor of pharmaceutrics, was on hand Monday to accept the money from the Mississippi Technology Alliance. The funds will help start Oxford Polymed Corp., a new clinical stage pharmaceutical development company based in Oxford focusing on several drug delivery systems.
As fields and forests green up with the arrival of spring, wildfire season is winding down in Lafayette County. The Mississippi Forestry Commission was called out to about six or seven wildfires in the county during the month of March, and Lafayette County volunteer firefighters battled a few more on their own. (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)
Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls words of his mentor, Jaybird, and favorite contemporary American, Ronald Reagan, about standing up to bullies, and wonders if our current leaders are anywhere near that same stance based on recent announcements. (April 13, 2010, Page 4A)
Monday’s Business Page Briefs:
– Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are set for Hill Country Landscaping on Thursday afternoon and Ya Ya’s Frozen Yogurt on Friday morning.
– Linda Johnson has been chosen as March Employee of the Month for North Mississippi Medical Clinics.
– Kimberly Nicole Morgan was named as a recipient of the Mississippi Trailblazers “Inspire” Award.
– An informational parent meeting is set for Tuesday at 5:30 at the Deborah Kay School of Dance. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)
It’s been six months since the Blind Pig restaurant and bar closed its doors on the Square, but fans of the local establishment now have a place to return with its current venue in the Thompson House on North Lamar. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)
Leap Frog, started as an outreach program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and now a nonprofit organization serving more than 90 first- and second-grade students, will be taking on some time travel in its upcoming fundraiser, an April 29 “Leap Back in time ’80s Prom Bash.” (April 12, 2010, Page 3A)