The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association will host a L.C.L.E.O.A. Ladies Handgun Safety Course on April 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the F.D. Buddy East Training Facility. The course is free. There will be a $10 charge for lunch. Applications can be picked up at the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department or online at www.lcleoa.com click on training. For more information, call Investigator Scott Mills or Deputy Lynn Webb at 234-6421. (March 22, 2010)
Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will host a free public viewing of the sky Friday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Participants will observe the Moon, Mars and other objects of interest. Viewers may get a glimpse of Saturn after 9. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy or rainy, there can be no observation. In that case, some physics demonstrations will be available for viewing for those interested. Families and children are welcome. (March 17, 2010)
The Lafayette County Extension Service will conduct private applicator training for certification or re-certification at 10 a.m. March 30. Training will be held in the Lafayette County Extension Auditorium at 101 Veterans Drive. There is a $10 charge for each person who wishes to be certified. This must be paid the day of the class. Bring a check or money order only, made out to MSU-CMREC. For more information, call Jon Ruscoe at 234-4451. (March 16, 2010)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South will host a new volunteer training session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Mississippi. The session cost $10. The first hour will provide an overview of how volunteers can help the foundation, followed by wish-granter training. For more information, call (901) 692-9511 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (March 10, 2010)
Oxford University School will host its “OUS Ed-Stravaganza” open house on Friday. The event will provide parents and children an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff in a relaxed environment. Times set are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Kids will enjoy a bounce house, see a Robotics and Smart Board exhibitions from the school’s fifth and sixth graders, have fun with art, explore musical opportunities at OUS by participating in hands-on music activities, listen to the OUS Young Authors read their published works, and be able to actively participate in what OUS has to offer in technology for Junior K through sixth grade in the OUS computer lab.
Visitors will also learn more about the wide array of classes offered to OUS students in the OUS Kaleidoscope After School Enrichment program. They will be able to participate in “Science Wonders For Curious Minds” and Kindermusic activities, just two classes offered in this after-school enrichment program.
To learn more about this event, visit ouschool.com or call 234-2200. (March 10, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 27. The class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office, located at 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 662-236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (March 8, 2010)
Kym Clark, WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis) news anchor and reporter, discusses her career and the challenges women and minority journalists face today, in a special program at 1 p.m. Thursday. The program will be held in the first-floor auditorium of the Overby Center and is sponsored by the University of Mississippi Association of Black Journalists. (March 5, 2010)
The University of Mississippi will officially install a new chancellor on April 9, 2010. Dr. Daniel W. Jones will be formally sworn in as chancellor during a 10 a.m. investiture ceremony in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The inauguration’s theme, selected by Chancellor Jones and reflecting an area of deep commitment for him as an educator and physician, is “Transformation Through Service.” (March 2, 2010)
Local schools and the University of Mississippi will not hold classes this week. (February 25, 2010)