The 10-12 Bears, the 8-9 Ravens and the 6-7 Jaguars all won respective titles in the inagural Mayors Championship Series held Monday night at FNC Park. The series culminated action in the Oxford Park Commission youth flag football leagues.
The Jaguars defeated the Bears 21-14, the Ravens downed the Chiefs 20-6, while the Bears got by the Giants 18-14.
In games leading up to Monday’s championship, the Ravens topped the Saints 18-13, while the Chiefs defeated the Raiders 19-13 in the 8-9 league. In the two 10-12 league games, the Bears beat the Steelers 19-6, while the Giants edged the Cowboys 13-12. (November 16, 2010, Page 4B)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)
- Jeremy Michael Barber — 19, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. The visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Harvey Q. “Tookie” Calfee — 88, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at his residence in Taylor. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Mary Edna Clark Gates Dorrell — 79, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla. Services were Thursday at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula, Okla. A memorial service will be planned for a later date in Lafayette, La.
- Luke Hammers — 29, died Wednesday in Las Vegas. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
The Water Valley Blue Devils continued their playoff success with a convincing road victory over the Ruleville Tigers 31-0 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
The Oxford boys overcame a nine-point deficit at the half to post a 78-75 win over Pillow Academy in the Oxford Classic held in the OHS gym.
In the other games from the one-day tournament, Ripley defeated Magnolia Heights 71-47, Marshall Academy beat Lewisburg 61-31, Hernando topped Jackson Prep 64-62 in overtime, while Madison Ridgeland Academy beat Pontotoc 51-46. In the lone girls game from the tournament, the Oxford Lady Chargers beat Jackson Prep 67-43. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
Chris Warren scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to lead Ole Miss to a come-from-behind 68-60 victory over Arkansas State in Friday’s season opener.
Warren’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4:30 left gave Ole Miss a 58-50 advantage — the Rebels’ largest lead of the game until his dunk in the final second. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
Syl Moorhead writes to take a look back at the 1938 midterm elections and draw parallels with the recent 2010 midterm elections. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)
The Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers of Lafayette County will hold its annual Holiday House Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory/Oxford Conference Center on Ed Perry Boulevard. Holiday House will have demonstrations, door prizes, a silent auction, MHV cookbooks, tea room and Christmas Carols. Vendors will be selling a variety of arts and crafts. New toys will also be collected for Toys for Tots. Admission is free. For more information, call the office at 234-4451. (November 14, 2010)
The Oxford Downtown Council is hosting it’s annual Christmas Open House for Friday, Nov. 26. Many businesses will open at 7 a.m. for early-bird Black Friday shopping. E-mail email@example.com for a list of participating businesses. Music, Santa and his elves, and the famous gift certificate drawing is planned for that evening beginning at 5 p.m. A drawing for over $1,000 of Downtown Council member gift certificates will be held at 8 p.m. in front of the little yellow house. You may enter at Downtown Council businesses throughout the week of Nov. 22-26. You must be present to win. (November 14, 2010)
- Elliott Earl Hickman — 72, of Coffeeville died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville.