TO DO TODAY
n TUPELO – The Oren Dunn City Museum’s newest exhibit, Historic Preservation 101, will be on display through the summer. (662) 841-6438.
n BRUCE – The Sawmill Festival continues today on the square. Entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts, games, Show and Shine car show. (662) 983-2222.
n TUPELO – Awards Day for the 2008 Summer Reading Program will begin at 10 a.m. today at the Lee County Library. (662) 841-9029.
n TUPELO – The Henry Hampton Elks Lodge and Kissia Clifton Temple will host its annual Region V Oratorical Contest at 4 p.m. Saturday at The Summit hotel. (662) 844-1744.
n OXFORD – The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host Summer Daze Dance from 7 until 10 p.m. today in Johnson Commons Ballroom at Ole Miss. Cha Cha lesson taught by Stephanie Betts of DanceQuest, open dancing, refreshments. Casual attire. Admission is $8 members; $12 non-members; $5 student members; $9 student non-members. (662) 234-1001.
n ALPINE – Family Tradition & Friends will present country music from 4:30 until 10 p.m. today in the Old Lakeside Grocery, 112 CR 331. Food and dancing. No smoking or alcohol. $5 admission. (662) 871-5111.
Dirt track race
n MANTACHIE – 2008 Mississippi Dirt Track Series will be today at Cates Kart Raceway, 111 Cates Road. Gates open at 8 a.m.; practice at 10 a.m.; qualify at 1 p.m. (662) 282-4402.
n RIPLEY – Old Church Opry House will host Main Street Musicians at 6:30 p.m.; Stanley Roth and 50+ Band at 7:30 p.m.; and walk-ons welcome at 8:30 p.m. today. (662) 837-8709.
n TUPELO – GO Creative Athletics and Arts will offer Family Days from noon until 3 p.m. today. Rock wall climbing, obstacle courses, family challenges and much more. $25 per family. Call to reserve your space. (662) 620-6400.
n BALDWYN – Dance to country and rock n’ roll CDs played by DJ beginning at 7 p.m. today at the Baldwyn VFW. Free. (662) 416-0768.
n TUPELO – Dance to music by South Bound Band from 8 p.m. until midnight today at American Legion Building, Post 49. $5. (662) 842-9231.
n TUPELO – The Natchez Trace Parkway will host Pat Arinder with an interpretive display of prehistoric Native American replicas from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today and from 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center. Free. (662) 680-4027.
And more É
For the Daily Journal’s complete listing of area entertainment, museums and parks, read the “Scene” section each Thursday. For a listing for the upcoming week, see Sunday’s NeMiss Life! section.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
n The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, a section of County Road 199 will be closed. The section will remain closed until the county road can be rebuilt. This work is part of the Highway 6 project from State Road 342 to the Natchez Trace Parkway.
n The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced at 7 a.m. Tuesday, the north end of the 3.5-mile section of Highway 315 just south of Water Valley that has been closed for bridge replacement will be reopened to local traffic. This is the section near Valley Animal Hospital. Simultaneously, the south end of this section, near Otoucalofa Baptist Church, will be closed. All road closures on this section of Highway 315 are expected to be completed by Aug. 2 in time for school buses to use the highway.
n The Lee County Library Bookmobile will make the following stops this week:
Monday: 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., Plantersville School, 2559 Main St., Plantersville; 2 to 2:45 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, corner of Hwy. 6 and Rd. 598, Union community; 3 to 3:30 p.m., Richmond Pentecostal Church, Hwy. 371, Richmond community.
Tuesday: 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Unity Baptist Church, Rd. 1303, Unity community; 10 to 10:45 a.m., Pratt Community Center, Hwy. 370, Pratt; 11:15 a.m. to noon, Guntown Middle School, 1539 Main St., Guntown.
Thursday: 9:30 to 10 a.m., Union Baptist Church, Shannon; 10:15 to 11 a.m., Good Hope M.B. Church, Pontacola Road, Shannon; 11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Shannon Elementary School, 965 Romie Hill Drive, Shannon; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Shannon Methodist Church, Shannon.
Gilmore Memorial Regional
BROWN: Hunter Andrew Brown, a 7-pound, 14-ounce boy, was born May 16, 2008, to Ashley Brown and her husband, Timothy Brown, of Amory. Grandparents are Sherry and Jody White, and Roger Humbers, all of Sulligent, Ala., and Daniel Brown, and Fred and Brenda Brown, all of Amory.
CLAY: Alanah Memory Clay, a 7-pound girl, was born May 23, 2008, to Melissa G. Clay and her husband, David E. Clay, of Houston. Grandparents are Ann and Dale Westberry of Houston, and the late Ola Mae Woodhouse.
HENSON: Emma Katherine Henson, a 6-pound, 13-ounce girl, was born May 28, 2008, to Courtney Rye Henson and her husband, William “Scooter” Henson, of Nettleton. Grandparents are Lisa and Ricky Rye of Nettleton, and Cheryl Henson of Nettleton and the late William L. Henson.
STONE: Markayla Sharee Stone, an 8-pound, 11-ounce girl, was born June 7, 2008, to Tamika Stone and her husband, Marcus Stone, of Okolona. Grandparents are Janice Mosby and Willie Hatchett, both of Okolona, and Larry and Angela Stone of Fulton.
Tanner Health Systems
Villa Rica, Ga.
MCCOY: Jason Cornelius McCoy Jr., an 8-pound, 2-ounce boy, was born June 30, 2008, to Shandra McCoy and her husband, Jason McCoy, of Villa Rica, Ga. Grandparents are Irene Holman, Pam and John McCoy, and Tommy and Ruby Holman.
Maine Medical Center
BEASLEY: Evangeline Cambria Beasley, a 7-pound, 11-ounce girl, was born June 27, 2008, to Misty Dawn Flippo Beasley and her husband, Richard H. Beasley, of Portland, Maine. Grandparents are Daniel and Patti Flippo of Mt. Olive, Ala.; Lisa and Randy Chism of Amory; Richard Beasley Sr. of Covington, Tenn.; and Sherry and Tommy Flippo of Shannon.