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Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

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)

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    Letters to the Editor

    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)

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      Monday’s obituaries

      • Frankie Faye Bruce — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Coleman Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
      • Huntley Gordon “H.G.” Davidson — 85, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his residence in Olive Branch. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
      • Bernice Doyle — 75, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held Tuesday in Chicago. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
      • Katrina “Sister” Ruffin-Jones — 64, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • L.B. King — 89, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
      • A Q Lemons — 81, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Marshall County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of oxford is in charge of arrangements.
      • Lerlean Burt Loggins — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hope M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • Mary Ann Overstreet — 87, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Houma, La. Services were held Saturday at National Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oakridge Cemetery.
      • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — infant son of Qanisha La’Sha Rowsey of Abbeville, died Saturday at Woman Pavilion Hospital of North Mississippi in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
      • Virginia “Gini” Simmons — 77, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Kalamazoo. No services are planned, but an open house will be held in her home from 2 to 4 this afternoon. Redmond Funeral Home of Kalamazoo is in charge of arrangements.
      • Annie Smith — 89, died Sunday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
      • Robert Gene “Blue” Thompson — 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s M.B. Church cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation until 4:30 this afternoon and family hour will be 5-7 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

       (December 20, 2010, Page 2)

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        Season’s Greetings

        As the holiday season winds down, so does the time to let Santa Claus know what you want for Christmas. See what all the youngsters around the LOU community have on their Christmas list in the EAGLE’s annual Season’s Greetings section.  (December 17, 2010, Page 1C)

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          Why I look forward to Christmas

          Playing Santa Claus is one of Jack Mayfield’s favorite things to do during the holidays. This week in Oxford Living, the historian takes a break from Oxford’s history to tell us why having a long white beard makes for the perfect Santa Claus. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)

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            Friendship is a sheltering tree

            Columnist Joanne Wilkinson shares her memories of a good friend and reminds us all how important our friends are to us — in good times and not-so-good times. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)

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              Networking online can make a solitary hobby more social

              While normally a solitary hobby, the best part of knitting is often the socialization that can be found in knitting circles. Knitting enthusiast Buffy Choinski writes about using the Internet to find fellow knitters in Oxford Living’s new knitting column. (December 17, 2010, Page 2B)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                • Gladys Bowles — 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and again prior to the service from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.
                • Frankie F. Bruce — died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
                • Irene H. Brummett — 91, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Life Point Village in Southaven. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 until 2 p.m.
                • Katrina Ruffin-Jones — 64, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                • L. B. King, 89, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                • Cora Bell Liggins — 67, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at her cousin’s residence in Abbeville. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at East St. Peter M.B. Church. Burial will follow in East St. Peter Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
                • Lerlean Loggins — 85, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

                 (December 17, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Burts combine for 31 points, lift 13-15 Celtics past Grizz

                  Kemarcus Burt and Shaun Burt combined to score 31 points in the 13-15 Celtics’ 52-46 win over the Grizzlies Thursday night.

                  In the other Oxford Park Commission 13-15 game, the Lakers beat the Heat 44-34. In the 7-8 league, the Grizzlies edged the Celtics 16-14.

                  In the 9-10 league, the Thunder edged the Heat 29-28, while the Celtics beat the Grizzlies 26-11.

                  In the 11-12 league, the Suns beat the Heat 42-26, the Grizzlies edged the Thunder 32-30 in overtime, while the Celtics beat the Bulls 29-22. (December 17, 2010, Page 7A)

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                    The world beyond Scrooge and Snopes

                    In today’s information age, there’s so much out there that you don’t know what to believe and what to doubt. There are also website that try to debunk rumors and such, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the real motivation for them. (December 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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