Two longtime local citizens – Judge Bill Lamb and Wilbur Lee Todd – passed away last week with days of one another. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the two local landmarks and suggests that we get to know our local treasures before they are gone. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. The program will be a special 9 Patch Quilt and additional quilting tips will be shared. Guests and visitors are welcome. (September 6, 2011)
Disaster comes in all shapes and sizes. Bad things happen. And we have to deal with adversity. Haiti Partners co-director Kent Annan, who’s speaking this weekend in Oxford, has seen more than his share of adversity as he helps the people of Haiti. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Annan’s work, including how he helps those in need ask and answer the tough questions about faith. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)
The Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Members are reminded to bring their name tags. (November 10, 2010)
The members of the Piecemakers’ Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Our Sit and Sew will be conducted by Sandi Cade, who won our Name Tag Contest. Be sure to bring your sewing machine and the items requested in the reminder. (July 3, 2010)
The annual luncheon meeting of the Piecemakers’ Guild will be held at noon Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. The meeting will feature salads and sweets made by the members. All needleworkers are invited to come to lunch and join the guild in show and tell of their most recent projects. (June 5, 2010)
The Flannery O’Connor Series, a four-week discussion of some of the stories of this writer of supernatural grace in the lives of natural men and women, will be held next month.
Shocking, gripping and soul-wrenching are some of the adjectives used to describe her work, all of which holds for the discerning reader, much to discuss — both theologically and psychologically.
A devoted Christian, O’Connor used the characters she found in her rural Georgia setting to send a message that continues to hold the attention of her readers. This series, now in its third year, is open to the public.
On the following four Wednesdays in June, from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Van Buren Avenue, participants will meet for a brown-bag discussion of the following stories:
— June 2, “Everything that Rises Must Converge”
— June 9, “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”
— June 16, “You Can’t be Poorer Than Dead”
— June 23, “The Geranium”
No registration is required. Participants are encouraged to read the stories before the meeting to be able to contribute to the discussion. Copies of the stories are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 234-2907. (May 21, 2010)