Oxford School District voters will weigh in Tuesday on whether to support the effort to expand district facilities, including the construction of a new high school, by voting on a $30 million bond issue. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Activity Center. (October 22, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold ham license testing for all levels, including technicians, general and extra, at 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 112 of Bishop Hall. The cost of each test is $15. For more information, call 236-7817. (October 22, 2010)
Regents School of Oxford invites everyone to its Autumn Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. The fair will feature old-fashioned activities such as hay rides, pumpkin bowling, cake walks and face-painting. (October 22, 2010)
Bramlett Elementary School will have its annual Octoberfest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5 at the door. A few of the many features at Octoberfest are games, prizes, concessions, door prizes, cake walk, moon bounce, dunking booth, face painting and art auction. (October 22, 2010)
Tutwiler Quilters fundraiser will be held in the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Oxford is the largest single donor for these destitute Delta people and organizers hope many in the community will come to purchase the beautiful items for sale at this annual event. (October 22, 2010)
The Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation’s annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at St Peter’s Episcopal Church. All members are urged to attend. Prospective new members are welcomed. (October 22, 2010)
Guest columnist Dr. Keith Mansel discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in this week’s Good Health section. (October 21, 2010, Page 14)
- 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)