Barbara Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry Board to thank the people of the LOU community in the help provided for the “Empty Bowls Fundraiser” on Feb. 14, while Sherry Williams-Jenkins, Board Chairman of Doors of Hope, writes to thank the EAGLE staff on its coverage of the homelessness situation in the community. (March 9, 2011, Page 4)
Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses Mississippi’s management of mental health care, comparing it to a Ringling Brothers Circus act. (March 9, 2011, Page 4)
- William Eldon Higdon II — 30, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. His family will gather for a service at a later time in Petit Jean, Ark. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
- David Lee McCluskey — 54, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jerry Smith and Bro. Danny Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
- Raymond McRay Pruitt — 88, died this morning at his home in Oxford. Arrangements incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
Former Oxford High standout Solomon Bozeman’s deep 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining gave Arkansas-Little Rock a 64-63 win over North Texas for the Sun Belt title and sent the Trojans to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 21 years. (more…) (March 9, 2011, Page 8)
The Oxford Park Commission will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at the OPC’s main office located at 310 S. 15th St. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. (March 9, 2011, Page 8)
Tuesday night’s baseball game between Ole Miss (10-3) and Western Kentucky (6-5) was canceled due to inclement weather in the Oxford area. (more…) (March 9, 2011, Page 8)
The Oxford Strikers, an Under 12 DII Challenge Soccer Team, won the March Madness DII Classic Soccer Tournament in Tupelo this past weekend. It was the first tournament victory for the Strikers since the formation of the team in 2007. Oxford won its pool by defeating New Albany 3-1, Amory 4-0 and Columbus 3-0. The Strikers then beat the Tupelo Fury 5-2 to capture the overall title. (more…) (March 9, 2011, Page 8)
Members of American Legion Post 55 will meet Thursday. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All Veterans are invited. (March 9, 2011)
The members of the Oxford Park Commission Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the OPC main office, 310 S. 15th St. (March 9, 2011)
North Mississippi Hospice will sponsor a grief support group meeting at noon Thursday at Azalea Gardens. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 234-0140. (March 9, 2011)