Jack Mayfield takes us down Memory Lane as he recalls Christmases of the past when he spent the holidays with his grandparents in their South Lamar home. Read about his childhood memories in today’s Oxford Living. (December 23, 2010, Page 3B)
Ole Miss needs playmakers on offense and Alabama native Collins Moore seems to have the ability that could help the Rebels at wide receiver in the future.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Collins, who just got through playing for Bob Jones High School, plans to play for Ole Miss and coach Houston Nutt starting in the fall. Moore committed to the Rebels in August and has remained firmly committed ever since.
Moore is a receiver that has a knack of being able to go up and make the big catch, and Moore’s coach at Bob Jones, Kevin Rose, has been very impressed with his ability to catch the football. (December 23, 2010, Page 7A)
Trevor Gaskins scored 21 points as the Ole Miss beat Texas State 83-72 in the first round of the Cancun Governor’s Cup on Wednesday night for the Rebels’ fifth straight win. (more…) (December 23, 2010, Page 6A)
While we seem, every year, to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holidays, local columnist Deidra Jackson says we need to make sure we embrace the ordinary and important things in life at this special time of the year. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)
- Matthew “Mack” Harmon — 91, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Paris Community Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
- Robert H. “Poppie” Samuels — 84, died this morning in a hospice in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Mary Jones Sockwell, 99, died this morning in the Yalobusha Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Molly Fergusson writes to explain the miscommunication that led to the recent charities report about the Oxford Film Festival. She points out the discrepancy and said that the festival is run completely by volunteers. (December 22, 2010, Page 4)
- Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Peggy De’Ette Griffin Pate — 72, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Broom Chapel near Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Broom Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville.
- La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — one month, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yocona-Northwell Cemetery in Taylor. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Lois Evelyn Wright Ruth — 101, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Burial will follow in Lambert Cemetery in Lambert. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- John Alvis Sides — 70, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto-Southaven. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in Little Hope Cemetery in Faulkner. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
- Annie Mae Greene Smith — 89, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon until 2 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Hezzie Wright Jr. — 67, died in Shreveport, La. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Everdale Baptist Church on Calhoun Street in Water Valley. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one of the most courageous people he’s ever known – his Italian grandmother – and shows how her courage and actions, particularly at Christmas, inspired so many. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)
Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)
Ben Mikell writes to urge all fans, regardless of who you’re cheering for, to use common sense when you’re mixed in with fans from the other team at sporting events. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)