If cancer is a trip through the bowels of hell, the hope shared by survivors can light the way to recovery. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Sheila Gall, recently named a Hero of Hope for the American Cancer Society, to hear her perspective in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (January 27, 2011, Page 3)
Todd Liddell was named District Teacher of the Year for Oxford School District and Sherry Nelson was named for Lafayette School District. (January 27, 2011, Page 1)
- Beatrice Davis Campbell — 89, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Robert Edward Dooley — 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
- Claiborne Powell East Jr. — 89, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Sun City West, Ariz. Services were held earlier and burial took place in the family plot in Oxford.
- Lillie Bell Hilliard Hayes — 91, formerly of Oxford, died Tuesday at St. Mary Medical Center in Racine, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Woodrow Felton Murphy — 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Wilson Earl Smith — 57, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home in Walls. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oakland City Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Members of the Ole Miss baseball team will be on hand to sign autographs and posters at the annual “Meet the Rebels” event prior to Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Tennessee. (more…) (January 27, 2011, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The popular country-punk band Those Darlins returns to Oxford via Proud Larry’s tonight (Jan. 27); the Clarksdale Film Festival kicks off this weekend in Clarksdale; The UM Faculty Recital Series concert takes place on Feb. 7 in Nutt Auditorium; OT Lifestyle Columnist George Atkins gives tips on avoiding the mid-winter blues; and Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington breaks down Mississippi’s 2010 documentary films. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (January 27, 2011)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town Lifestyles Columnist George Atkins gives tips this week about how to avoid the mid-winter blues as we approach the halfway point of a particularly harsh Mississippi winter. Check out Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Atkins’ always profound and quirky advice (January 27, 2011, Page 9)
OXFORD TOWN – Freelance photographer Mike Stanton has been making the rounds, shooting scenes around our community and he shares them with us on the back cover of Oxford Town in this week’s issue. Check out Page 16 and enjoy these local winter photos as seen through the eyes of Stanton. (January 27, 2011, Page 16)
How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks relates that he’s been able to keep one — reading more — for a while now although he is looking for a new author to read since he’s gone through all of the books of his favorite writer, Larry Brown. (January 27, 2011, Page 4)