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Friday, October 31, 2014

Meetings

Tallahatchie Toastmasters

The Tallahatchie Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Oaks, 601 Murray Drive, in Oxford. Anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills or learning leadership skills are welcome to come to the meeting. The meeting is expected to last one hour. (November 1, 2011)

Oxford Spiritual Study Group

SPAFER in Oxford, a part of the South Points Association for Exploring Religion, and is a nonprofit, non-denominational study group that meets monthly to explore the histroy and beliefs of the many faith traditions. We do this within the context of our knowledge of the natural and spiritual laws of the Universe in which we live.

The next meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon, and will feature a video presentation by Dr. Deepok Chopra entitled, “The Mystery of Consciousness.” Chopra is a medical doctor, and national known author and lecturer in the fields of medicine, science, religion and spirituality. His presentation will focus on the role of consciousness in our human life experiences and in our relationship and understanding of the divine.

Those of all faiths or no faith are welcome to attend what should be a very enlightening session. SPAFER in Oxford meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 31 CR 198, about four miles north of West Jackson Ave. off Old Sardis Road (Hwy. 314.) Coffee and donuts are served beginning at 9:30. For more information, call David Smith at 816-1195 or visit the SPAFER website at www.spafer.org. (October 19, 2011)

OHS Band Boosters

The Oxford High School Band Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the OHS Band Hall. All band parents are encouraged to attend. The executive council will hold a brief meeting at 6:15. (October 19, 2011)

Domestic Violence Awareness

As part of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the public is encouraged to attend a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. Deborah Yates, executive director of Tupelo’s Shelter and Assistance Families Emergencies project, will discuss domestic violence and its impact on society. The meeting will be hosted by Terry J. Williams-Buffington, a community activist for families of domestic violence. For more information, contact Williams-Buffington at 801-0830 or terrybuffington133@gmail.com. (October 19, 2011)

Soil & Water Conservation District

All members of the community are invited to attend the Lafayette County Soil & Water Conservation District meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Lafayette High School Commons. Registration is $10 per person and includes the meal, program and membership. John Ruskey, Quapaw Canoe Company, will present the program, “The Great Flood of 2011 – Memphis to Vicksburg,” along photos, videos and music as he canoed down the Mississippi River during the great flood last spring. For more information or to RSVP, call 234-8701 ext. 3. (October 19, 2011)

Suicide Grief Support Group

The Healing Hearts Suicide Grief Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. This is a peer-led group offering support for adults grieving a suicide death. For more information, send an email to survivorsinms@yahoo.com or contact Tania Hatfield at 662-701-7389. (October 19, 2011)

Tallahatchie Toastmasters

The Tallahatchie Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Oaks, 601 Murray Drive. Anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills or learning leadership skills are welcome to come to the meeting. The meeting is expected to last one hour. (October 19, 2011)

PFLAG

The members of PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sarah Isom Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi. PFLAG of Oxford North Mississippi is an organization that works to support, educate and advocate for gays and lesbians, bisexuals and transgender and their families. October is a membership month so those who would like to be a formal member of PFLAG Oxford N. Mississippi are urged to pay the dues of $15 per individual or household per year (more if you can, less if you can’t). You can also be a friend, and support our work if you do not chose to be a member. For more information, call 801-2820 or visit http://pflagoxfordms.wordpress.com/contact-us/. (October 19, 2011)

University Greys

The members of the University Greys, Camp No. 1803, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, 123 Heritage Drive, located behind Applebee’s. Matthew Johnson, a history professor, will present a program comparing the burning of Oxford and Chambersburg, Pa., during the Civil War. All those interested are invited. For more information, call William Hooper, camp commander, at 816-0281. (October 19, 2011)

Council on Aging

The Council on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and information exchange. This is an informal group that meets the third Thursday of each month to provide a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend these monthly networking meetings. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at joquin@olemiss.edu or the United Way at 236-4265. (October 19, 2011)

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