Oxford City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Stasny writes a guest column explaining the planning principles involved in dealing with growth in the school system. She discusses background, talks about making the best use of current facilities and gives a list of goals that can be accomplished with bond money that must be approved by local citizens later this month. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will sponsor the “Has school made you blue?” dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Commons Ballroom on the Ole Miss campus. A group salsa lesson will be taught by The Dance Studio of Tupelo, and open dancing to all styles of music will also be featured. Dress is casual and food will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
Cost is $5 for students who are members and $9 for non-members, and $8 for all other members and $12 for non-members. For more information, call Fred or Kathy at 234-8530, or visit www.ombdc.com. (October 6, 2010)
Local physician Dr. Will Dabbs weighs in on the culture of alcohol in the LOU community and how it affects so many. He relates, in a guest column, cases he’s had to deal with in his profession, and says it’s not just a money issue, a moral issue or a religious issue. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
Kaye Bryant writes to praise the Oxford High School production of “Blood Brothers,” and to urge local residents to check out the drama department’s next offering, while David King writes to tell readers that voting is the most important thing they can do regardless of their feelings if two years has been enough to see change. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
TEA Party Oxford will host a Judicial Candidates Forum on Monday at the Oxford Convention Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to meet and talk informally with the nine candidates who are seeking election to the bench Nov. 2 in four separate races. The program will begin at 7.
The candidates will respond to a series of questions pertinent to the duties of the court in which they seek to serve. Moderator for the evening will be Judge James L Roberts Jr. from Pontotoc, who currently serves as a circuit court judge in the First Circuit Court District, and is a former chancery court judge and Mississippi Supreme Court justice. (October 6, 2010)
Hollywood Feed and 9 Lives Cat Rescue will offer Halloween pet photos by a professional photographer from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hollywood Feed store in the Goose Creek Mall on West Jackson Avenue. All proceeds will go to help the animals at 9Lives. Also available will be cats and kittens for adoption and foster. (October 6, 2010)
- Nue Wimbish Turnipseed — 91, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon at First Baptist Church with the funeral service following at noon. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Farid Salau scored four goals to help lead the Under 10 Boys League Fire to a 7-2 win over the Earthquakes in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action Monday night.
In the three other U-10 boys games, the Galaxy topped the Tornados 3-1, the Sounders pounded the Crew behind four goals from Nick Huggins, while the United blanked the Wizards. In two U-12 girls league games, the United edged the Sounders 2-1, while the Galaxy outlasted the Tornados 6-4. In two U-12 boys league games, the Earthquakes beat the Tornados 7-1, while the Wizards edged the Galaxy 4-3. (October 5, 2010, Page 9)
The third Indoor Yard Sale, presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $2. For more information, call the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau at 232-2367. (October 5, 2010)
Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), students can enjoy a healthy alternative to get to school by walking and participating in the Safe Routes to School program. Children can be dropped off between 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. at the following locations: Bramlett Elementary School students meet at the Lafayette County Chancery Building; Oxford Elementary School students meet at the OE Walking Track at the back of the school; Della Davidson Elementary School students meet at the Oxford Conference Center; and Oxford Middle School students meet at the Oxford Activities Center. For more information, contact Brad Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-5570. (October 5, 2010)