- James “Kank” Carothers Sr. — 76, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation for family will be from 6 to 7 this evening and public visitation will follow from 7 to 8 at Mt. Hope M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Paced by an outstanding individual effort from Esmeralda Rodriquez, the Lafayette cross country teams fared well in the Corinth Cross Country Invitational.
Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores to a third-place finish. Twenty five teams from all classifications in the state competed in the meet. Saltillo took first in the meet, while Pontotoc was second. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)
A win tonight over Holmes would secure a playoff spot and at least a share of the MACJC North Division title for the No. 5 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers.
Kickoff in Goodman against the Bulldogs is set for 7 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)
Peter Kondos writes to give his take on why so many voters plan on voting for change in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, while Gloria Pettus writes to call for a No vote on the local bond issue to keep from increasing taxes. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)
EAGLE Contributor Beth Ziegenhorn helps everyone kick off apple season with a recipe for a crunchy apple walnut salad. (October 20, 2010, Page 7)
- Velma Caple — 94, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock, Ark.
The Blue Devils’ football program had a successful evening on the gridiron Tuesday to conclude the 2010 season, as the seventh-grade team defeated South Pontotoc 32-0 and the eighth-grade Blue Devils also defeated the Cougars 28-6.
The junior varsity wasn’t as lucky, however, falling to Bruce 14-8. (October 20, 2010, Page 8)
Both Oxford’s middle school football teams ended their respective seasons with losses to Senatobia Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Chargers lost 16-14, while the eighth-graders fell 14-8 in the nightcap.
Oxford’s seventh-grade defeated Senatobia 26-6 in the first meeting between the two schools, but was unable to pull out the win on the road after a game-tying two-point play fell incomplete. (October 20, 2010, Page 8)
Hays Roth and Downing Koestler each scored three touchdowns to lead their respective 6-7 year-old Oxford Park Commission youth flage football teams to wins Tuesday night at FNC Park. Roth’s Giants beat the Packers 35-14, while Koestler’s Chiefs beat the Vikings 32-14.
In the two other 6-7 league games, the Steelers beat the Cowboys 54-13, while the Bears beat the Jaguars. In the 8-9 league, the Steelers topped the Packers 28-6, the Bears beat the Giants 20-10, the Chiefs beat the Raiders 20-14, while the Ravens topped the Saints 25-19. In two 10-12 games, the Giants blanked the Jets 7-0, while Bears defeated Chiefs 27-2. (October 20, 2010, Page 9)