While a national program, the local North Centeral Medical Reserve Corps was founded locally about a year ago and is partnered with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. MRC was given federal money to start the program that is under Oxford’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program umbrella.
MRC volunteers will assist in medical disaster operations during times of emergency and participate throughout the year doing public education programs that will touch on subjects such as pandemic flues, disaster preparedness and good health topics.
MRC is holding an information meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Activity Center in hopes of recruiting more volunteers for its program. (October 25, 2010, Page 2A)
With schools in the area, state, region and country reporting problems, there’s no question that the local Oxford School District is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Editor Jonathan Scott talks about how well the school has done in relation to his children who have gone through the system, and he urges all to help continue that tradition of educational excellence by supporting the $30 million bond issue next Tuesday. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)
Peter Kondos writes to give his take on why so many voters plan on voting for change in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, while Gloria Pettus writes to call for a No vote on the local bond issue to keep from increasing taxes. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)
The third annual Brian Dahl’s Birthday Ride will be held Oct. 23, startig in the Oxford Activity Center parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Activity Center or you can register online at www.racesonline.com. Registration is $30 and proceeds will benefit Angle Ranch, a local shelter for abused children. Three ride options and a walk will be available. The long ride (55 miles), intermediate ride (25 miles) and short (five to 10 miles) and a walk (one to two miles). For more information, call Deborah Bone, race coordinator, at 801-4306, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 15, 2010)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Class on Oct. 12 at the Oxford Activity Center, located at 400 Price St. The class will run from 8 a.m. – 12:30 pm. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. This covers the class training text and material with a Certificate of Completion for each participant. You will pay the morning of the class. All participants must register in advance by calling 232-2377. The class will be limited to 35. (September 24, 2010)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oxford Activity Center located at 400 Price St. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (June 10, 2010)
Hoops for Hope, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser, will be held Saturday at the Oxford Activity Center on Price Street. Team registration cost $40. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and games start at 10. Entry fee will be $5 for adults and $1 for children, ages 10 and under. Proceeds from the event will be donated to American Cancer Society. Special guest participants will include Dexter McCluster, Deshae Townsend, Terrance Metcalf and more. A raffle will also be held to win prizes provided by local businesses. (May 25, 2010)
Spots are still open for a three-on-three basketball tournament planned for later this month in hopes of raising money to support the American Cancer Society.
Hoops 4 Hope is sponsored by the Metcalf-Holden Foundation and Verve LLC and will be held on May 29 at the Oxford Activity Center. (May 14, 2010, Page 2A)
Rebel Body Fitness is hosting Health and Wellness Awareness Week April 26-May 1. The week culminates in a health-fair day Saturday at the Oxford Activity Center. All events are free and open to the public.
The Lafayette County TRIAD will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oxford Activity Center, located at 400 Price St. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (March 11, 2010)