Kurre Luber and Shelby Knotts both scored four goals apiece to help lead their respective teams to wins in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action Monday night at FNC Park. Luber’s four goals came in a 6-1 win for the Under-10 Galaxy over the Earthquakes, while Knott’s four goals came in a 5-2 win for the U-12 Galaxy over Sounders. In the other U-10 boys league game, the Fire pounded the Crew 10-1. (more…) (March 22, 2011, Page 9)
Being politically correct, local columnist Jimmy Reed readily admits, is not one of his strong points. He goes to to point out that there are times when it’s just not reasonable and practical – when being direct is what’s called for in communication. (March 22, 2011, Page 4)
Sam W. Cameron of the Mississippi Hospital Association writes to assure readers of the commitment of Baptist Memorial Health Care to the Oxford and North Mississippi area as it goes through the process of deciding about a location for a new hospital. (March 22, 2011, Page 4)
- Howard M. Bishop — 80, of Stevensville, Md., died in Annapolis on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Lasting Tributes Cremation and Funeral Care P.A. in Annapolis. A memorial gathering will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to services. A memorial service and burial will be held in Oxford at a future date.
- George Edwin Denley — 95, died Thursday, March 17, 2011. Services were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church Coffeeville with the Rev. Truman Scarborough and the Rev. Donnie Stewart officiating. Burial followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Coffeeville was in charge of arrangements.
- Guinn Leroy “G. L.” Tatum — died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at his residence. Services were held Sunday at the Union West Baptist Church, with Bro. Billy Childs officiating. Burial followed in Orwood Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.
- Dorothy Ann Tidwell — 68, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. David Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Janie Lee McCullar Toole — 97, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services were held Sunday at the Oakland Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clay Baker and the Rev. Martin Case officiating. Burial followed at Enid Oak Hill Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
- Tracie Lynn Edwards Webb — 50, died Saturday March 19, 2011, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. There will be no visitation prior to services. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
Are you a cat person? Or do you prefer dogs? There are those families who have both of the popular pets, but most folks tend to side with one or the other. Editor Don Whitten has spent lots of years in every situation, and takes a moment to contemplate how he’s come to stand on the middle of the fence between canines and felines. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)
Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind readers about the story of Betsy Love Allen and to note how appropriate it is to pay tribute to the longtime Toccopola resident during Women’s History Month. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)
- Juanita Ray Martin — 82, of Water Valley died at her home on March 16, 2011. Visitation will be today from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Ross presiding. Burial will be in Pine Flat Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Ryan Miller’s recent visit to see his grandparents in California took a new meaning as an adult than when he visted with them as a child. During his visit, he realized that life is a collection of seasons, with each one bringing new challenges, joys, pains, achievements and losses. (March 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells about the banner that seven young ladies presented to The Lamar Rifles in 1861. The bright banner was made on white silk and was 8 feet long. (March 18, 2011, Page 2B)