Junior Kendall Bruning struck out a career-high 11 batters and Corrine Doornberg knocked in two runs to help the Ole Miss softball team down UTEP 6-4 on the final day of the North Texas Courtyard Classic on Sunday. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
Playing without junior All-American Kristi Boxx for the second match in a row, the Ole Miss women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 10 Vanderbilt at the Currey Tennis Center on Sunday. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
The Ole Miss men’s tennis team bounced back from Friday’s loss to Kentucky to start Southeastern Conference play by shutting out No. 22 Vanderbilt 4-0 at the Gillom Sports Center Sunday. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
Ole Miss’ Sofie Persson broke her own school record in the 800 meters and automatically qualified for next week’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at a last-chance qualifier meet hosted by Iowa State on Saturday. Persson broke the record with a winning time of 2 minutes:04.51 seconds, which is under the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 2:05.00. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
- Opal Thompson Martindale — 95, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the funeral home.
- Jenks Maynard — 66, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in McIntosh County, Ga. Services will be held Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
- Roger Ratliff — 65, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Coleman Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery, CR 444, in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
(March 6, 2011)
The Canaanlanders and Master’s Quartet will be the featured singers March 12 at the Denmark Baptist Church. All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Food will be served at 5 p.m. and the singing will follow at 6. (March 4, 2011)
The Mississippi Kidney Foundation is offering a free kidney screening or REAP (Renal Evaluation and Assessment Program) from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Oxford Diagnostics Center, 499 Azalea Drive. The screening is part of World Kidney Day.
The foundation is trying to identify those with risk factors that could lead to kidney disease. Risk factors are high blood pressure, diabetes or having a family member with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Tests include a full renal panel, complete blood count and cholesterol check. Onsite tests include blood pressure, blood sugar and urinalysis.
To make a reservation call Lynda Richards at the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, at 601-981-3611 or 800-232-1592. Supplies are limited so reservations are needed. (March 4, 2011)
The “First Steps to Starting a Business” seminar will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the training room of the Small Business Development Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The free seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by phone, call 1-800-725-7232. (March 4, 2011)
Barbara Fields, professor of history at Columbia University, will deliver the inaugural Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History. Her lecture, titled “Racecraft and Southern History,” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Overby Center auditorium. Fields, who received her Ph.D. in history from Yale University, is the author of “Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century” and is the coauthor or coeditor of several works on the history of emancipation. Her books and articles, beginning with a 1982 essay entitled “Ideology and Race in American History,” have influenced a generation of scholars to examine race what she has termed “a purely ideological notion.” Fields has won many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Fellowship to teach at the University of Mississippi in 1988. (March 4, 2011)
The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a brief concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the OHS band hall. The OMS orchestra students in grades seventh and eighth will perform three short works that demonstrate new concepts that they have been working on in class. OHS orchestra students will perform two works that they have been preparing for an upcoming performance festival. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson, orchestra director, at email@example.com. (March 4, 2011)