Carolyn Ross writes to talk about exceptionalism in America and to urge people to “keep the Republic that the Founders gave us,” while Mack W. Fondren writes to ask why information about school plans was withheld before the recent vote on a bond referendum. (November 5, 2010, Page 4A)
How does Greek drama resonate today? Surrounded by world-class artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, join the University of Mississippi Museum for Aquila Theatre’s production of “Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives.” This public performance will include readings from Homer’s “Odyssey,” Sophocles’ “Ajax,” Euripidies’ “Herakles” and “Trojan Women,” and Aeschylus’ “Persians.” The free performance will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the University of Mississippi Museum, and is open to the public. (November 5, 2010)
The Oxford Middle School choirs, including the Mixed Chorus, Cantabilé and sixth-grade Singers, will present a free fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Paris Yates Chapel on the Ole Miss Campus. Damein D. Wash is the director and Joseph Garrison will be the accompanist. (November 5, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet presents a free fall recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nutt Auditorium. The program will feature two works based on Spanish and Latin American music, one that recalls the music of the Renaissance, titled “Sciarada Spagnuola” (which means “Spanish Scenes”), and the other a set of dances that includes a tango and a Venezuelan waltz. Two works by American composers, including one by Eric Ewazen, titled “Roaring Fork,” will also be performed. (November 5, 2010)
Della Davidson’s Square Books Junior Book Fair will be Sunday through Thursday. A special event will be held at Square Books Junior on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Della Day, 20 percent of all purchases will go to Della Davidson Elementary School if you identify yourself as a Della Book Fair shopper. Family night at Della Book Fair will be Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Della Davidson library. Free gift wrapping will be available at all events. Refreshments will also be provided. Regular fair hours at the school will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday next week. (November 5, 2010)
- Daisy Condrey Lansdale — 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
Adele Ford-Bonica writes about the recent news that Oxford school officials worked with students to help them vote, noting that it’s a good idea but should have included less prompting from those involved and input from both sides if there was any information given. (November 4, 2010, Page 4)
- Bradford C. “Brad” Brooks — 45, of Water Valley died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Water Valley, with Dr. Randy Bain and Bro. Freddie Moorman officiating. Burial will follow at Sylva Rena Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
- Richard Bruce King — 51, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with Millard Gadd officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Daisy Lansdale — of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
Lafayette and Water Valley split four games to open the middle school basketball season for both programs Tuesday in the WVHS gym. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated Water Valley 26-7, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils rallied to post a 15-13 win in the nightcap.
Lafayette’s seventh-grade girls lost 16-7 to the Lady Blue Devils, while Water Valley’s eighth-grade were defeated 12-10. (November 3, 2010, Page 6)
Taylor Durham’s eight touchdowns paced the 6-7 year-old Steelers in a 58-6 win over the Packers in Oxford Park Commission youth flag football action Monday night at FNC Park.
In the other 6-7 games, the Bears beat the Giants 26-14, the Jets throttled the Vikings 32-6, while the Jaguars beat the Cowboys 34-20.
In the 8-9 league, the Jets blanked the Steelers 7-0, the Ravens downed the Cowboys 34-6, the Packers topped the Giants 21-6 while the Chiefs beat the Saints. In the 10-12 league, the Steelers beat the Chiefs 32-6, while the Cowboys topped the Jets 19-12. (November 3, 2010, Page 7)