A health fair for those 50 years of age or older will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center. Blood sugar checks, vision, hearing, blood pressure and height/weight will be available at no charge, plus many vendors with valuable information. A fashion show, sponsored by JC Penney, and an exercise demonstration by Astria Goolsby of Verve will be held from 8:30 to 9. Flu shots will be available for $29.95 or, for those bringing their Medicare card, no charge. For more information, call RSVP at 232-2377. (November 8, 2010)
Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes on non-voters and those who don’t attend meetings that will affect their community and way of life just a few days after midterm elections. She urges residents to take part in the entire process and to let elected and appointed officials know how they feel about issues. (November 4, 2010, Page 4)
To help introduce the nine candidates running in the contested judicial races in November, the TEA Party Oxford is holding a Judicial Candidates Forum on Monday at the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute session for the public to meet and talk to the candidates. The forum will begin at 7 with the moderator, Judge James L. Roberts Jr. from Pontotoc, asking each candidate five questions. (October 8, 2010, Page 3A)
TEA Party Oxford will host a Judicial Candidates Forum on Monday at the Oxford Convention Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to meet and talk informally with the nine candidates who are seeking election to the bench Nov. 2 in four separate races. The program will begin at 7.
The candidates will respond to a series of questions pertinent to the duties of the court in which they seek to serve. Moderator for the evening will be Judge James L Roberts Jr. from Pontotoc, who currently serves as a circuit court judge in the First Circuit Court District, and is a former chancery court judge and Mississippi Supreme Court justice. (October 6, 2010)
The third Indoor Yard Sale, presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $2. For more information, call the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau at 232-2367. (October 5, 2010)
The Oxford Garden Club is selling flower bulbs as its fundraiser. The bulbs are being imported from the Netherlands and will arrive in Oxford this week. Bulbs can be pre-ordered or bought on a first-come basis at the indoor yard sale held on Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following bulbs will be sold: King Alfred Daffodils, $30 for 100 bulbs; Daffodil Mix (yellows and ivorys), $30 for 100 bulbs; Tete a Tete, $15 for 50 bulbs; Paper Whites, $18 for 25 bulbs; and Pink Tulips (in honor of breast cancer survivors and for breast cancer awareness), $30 for 60 bulbs. To pre-order bulbs or for more information, call the fundraising chairwoman at 236-2755 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 5, 2010)
The Sardis Lake Indian Artifact show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Oxford Conference Center on Sisk Avenue. Free Admission. (October 5, 2010)
The local United Way will kick off its new fundraising campaign from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at a luncheon at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Blvd. Lunch will be provided by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, and the kick-off event is being sponsor by several local businesses. (September 12, 2010)
Members of three disability rights groups are hoping to gain Oxford’s input Thursday as to the needs and concerns of people with all types of disabilities.
A community “listening event” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Oxford Convention Center. The Disability Partners’ Community Forums is being co-hosted by the Disability Rights Mississippi; the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies; and the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities. All three agencies are funded by the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)
One in a series of state-wide Disability Partner’s Community Forums will be held at the Oxford Conference Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. This is a free event for the public, which is being hosted by three disability agencies from across the state — the Disability Rights Mississippi, the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Institute for Disability Studies. The local forum offers a unique opportunity to have your voice heard by three different agencies at once. This session is designed not only to provide information, but to spark some new ideas as well. Transportation assistance will be provided if given 24 hour notice. Light refreshments and a sign language interpreter will provided. For more information and/or transportation assistance, or an accommodation request, call 1-800-772-4057. (August 3, 2010)