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)
A public service announcement starring former Rebel Dexter McCluster set to be filmed on the University of Mississippi campus on July 12 is looking for a few stars. The emphasis of the commercial is “Don’t text and drive.” The commercial is being filmed for Cellular South to play at Ole Miss home games on the jumbotron.
An open casting call will be held on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The company is looking for people between the ages of 4 and 25 that include basketball and football players, choir members and beat box kids, double dutch jump ropers, break dancers and cheerleaders, BMX riders, children who can dance, high school band members, a band leader and baton twirler and acrobat that can do a back flip. Besides casting, the company is also looking to hire a local grip/electrician and possibly someone to do hair, makeup and wardrobe. All are paid positions.
E-mail photos and what your talent is to the producer Rachel North at email@example.com or call 323-839-3646. (July 3, 2010)
A plan to curb the growing population of deer inside the city limits of Oxford was officially unveiled Monday at a public hearing at the Oxford Convention Center. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)
A free one-day workshop presented by the Southeast Recycling Development Council, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition will help recycling programs improve efficiency and boost collection. The event is set for May 20 at the Oxford Convention Center. (April 21, 2010, Page 7)
PHOTO GALLERY — Local residents dropped off their old paint cans, motor oil and the like at the annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 12, 2010, Page 1A)
The Annual Meeting of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation will be June 10 at the Oxford Conference Center. The evening begins at 5:30 with a social and cash bar; dinner begins at 6. Featured guest speaker is Sam Haskell. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact the Chamber at 662-234-4651 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (April 8, 2010)
Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)
Do you have any used paint, motor oil, batteries, old computers or household or lawn chemicals around your house? If so, you may want to mark April 10 on your calendar. The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Oxford will be sponsoring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on this date to help you dispose of these items safely.
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Sometimes it takes a trip to the doctor or dentist to see how drug dealers are starting to affect everyone. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls a recent trip to the dentist with an infected tooth that ended up with her leaving without any pain pills – because of concerns about prescription medications’ use. (March 4, 2010, Page 4)