Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and volunteers who have helped the Pantry the past couple of months and to remind the public that the annual Girl Scout Pantry Day collections will be this Saturday. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)
Barbara J. Smith writes to thank members of O-U Methodist Church and anonymous food donors for their recent help with the Pantry and also to remind the public that Empty Bowls, a major fundraiser, is set for this Thursday at O-U Methodist. (February 7, 2011, Page 4A)
Ken Sufka and Stevi Self write to take issue with a recent column by Michael Reagan and to urge rapporchement rather than flaming the fires of political disagreement, while Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of The Pantry to thank local volunteers and those who make donations. (January 20, 2011, Page 4)
Kevin W. Frye writes to question the interpretation of the local leash law in regard to dogs at Lamar Park and to suggest a dog part as an alternative, while Barbara J. Smith thanks volunteers and donors for The Pantry and asks for help with the upcoming holiday season. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors instructed county attorney David O’Donnell to file an appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court against a final order given by a Circuit Court judge instructing them to not interfere with the operation of the county’s Drug Court.
The one-page appeal, filed Tuesday, says the supervisors are appealing the entire Final Order filed Sept. 21 by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth but doesn’t list any specific parts of the order. The appeal was filed after the board voted 3 to 2 granting O’Donnell permission to file the appeal during an executive session earlier this month. Supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens were the dissenting votes.
Howorth, who started Drug Court three years ago, filed a “cease and desist” in June against the supervisors from interfering with the operations of the Drug Court and the Circuit Court in general. Howorth claims the supervisors have continually interfered with the operations of the Circuit Court, almost from the day the current board took office in 2008. He also ordered the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (October 21, 2010, Page 1)
Leroy Mullins writes to say that he and his wife, Barbara, will vote yes on the upcoming Oxford School District bond referendum to help the children of the community, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the groups and individuals that helped The Pantry during the past month. (October 11, 2010, Page 4A)
Jacob Roberts writes to urge supervisors and aldermen to work together to expand local tennis facilities at the John Leslie Courts so he and his Lafayette High teammates can have home courts to practice and play on, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the volunteers and local farmers and gardeners who help The Pantry service the community. (September 13, 2010, Page 4A)
Oxford Pantry publicist Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the groups who volunteered in the month of June, and to ask local farmers and gardeners to consider donating any extra produce they have this summer to the Pantry. (July 9, 2010, Page 4A)
Barbara J. Smith of the Pantry writes to thank volunteers last month and to let local gardeners know that any extra fruit and vegetables they have can be donated to the Pantry to go to local clients, while Jim Brasher writes to talk about encouraging and inspirational TV from “The Foundation for a Better Life.” (June 21, 2010, Page 4)
Pantry Publicist Barbara J. Smith writes to thank members of the community for volunteering and for making donations to help the Pantry serve members of the community. (April 12, 2010, Page 4A)