- 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)
Liza and Don Fruge write in support of the Oxford School District bond issue, saying the time is now to invest in the future of our children. Mari G. Kuhnle writes to say she is in support of the local schools, but thinks the responsible thing to do in this case is to vote “No” in the bond issue. (October 20, 2010, Page 4)
Frances Eleanor Selzer Talbert — 96, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the church. A rosary service will follow at 7 at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (October 19, 2010, Page 2)
Ole Miss was predicted to finish second in the SEC West, while senior point guard Chris Warren was tabbed to the preseason All-SEC first team in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members, it was announced Monday.
Each SEC school selected media members that cover their team and additional writers from across the nation were selected by the conference office to form the voting panel.
The Rebels were picked second in the West behind Mississippi State. The in-state rivals shared the division crown last season. (October 19, 2010, Page 8)
Saturday’s Corinth Invitational proved to be more than successful for the Oxford High cross country team as not only did the junior varsity boys place first and the girls place third out of seven teams, but the varsity boys came in fourth while the girls came in sixth out of 19 teams. (October 19, 2010, Page 8)
The Oxford High swim team didn’t fool around this past weekend at the North Half Swim Meet hosted by Clinton High, as the Lady Chargers placed first with 328 points and the Chargers placed fourth with 202 points.
Rounding out the top four spots in the girls rankings were Madison Central (255), Tupelo (254) and St. Joseph Catholic (222). On the boys’ side, Tupelo placed first with 446 points, followed by Madison Central (299.5) and St. Joseph Catholic (208). (October 19, 2010, Page 9)