United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County invites the citizens of Oxford-Lafayette County to a celebration of United Way’s 40 years of helping the community care for one another. Donors, sponsors, volunteers, beneficiaries, agencies, friends and everyone else is invited to come to the Square at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 for birthday cake, balloons, parade around the Square, and brief comments by city, county, university and United Way officials.
Come celebrate our community, the volunteers who make United Way possible and United Way for meeting community needs in the areas of education, health and income for 40 years. (In case of rain, the birthday party will be held at the Powerhouse, 413 S. 13th St. at 3:30 p.m.). (November 10, 2010)
- Natalie “Nikki” Claire Spratlin Coleman — 43, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Graveside services were held Saturday at Bruce Cemetery. A memorial service was held Tuesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. Parker Memorial Funeral Home Inc. of Bruce was in charge of arrangements.
- James Hugh Robbins — 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at his home in Oxford. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team received its first letter of intent this morning for the early signing period from Jamal Jones, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound power forward from Searcy, Ark. Other players expected to officially sign with Ole Miss today include Aaron Jones (6-9, 205; F; Gautier), Jarvis Summers (6-2, 165; SG; Jackson) and Ladarius “Snoop” White (6-5, 200; SG; McComb). A full roundup will be available in Thursday’s Oxford EAGLE. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
Frank Yerger scored five touchdowns to help lift the Saints to a 42-6 win over the Giants in the 8-9 year-old Oxford Park Commission youth flag football league Tuesday night at FNC Park. In other action from the 8-9 league, the Chiefs blanked the Cowboys 19-0, the Packers nipped the Jets 34-33, while the Bears beat the Raiders 20-12. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford High’s two varsity basketball teams had a successful trip to DeSoto County Tuesday as both earned wins in the Horn Lake Tournament. The Lady Chargers beat Southaven 61-58, while the Chargers overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit to post a 69-67 win over Hernando. Lady Chargers coach Shayne Linzy credited the team’s great effort on defense to win the game, as well as a no-quit attitude. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
Led by 27 points from Ashley Phillips and 18 from C.C. Phillips, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils were able to earn their first win of the season Tuesday in the Charleston Round Robin Tournament. WVHS defeated Charleston 59-54, while the Blue Devils lost 52-50. Water Valley’s girls led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, 27-26 at the half and 45-38 at the end of the third. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
American Legion national commander Jimmie L. Foster writes a guest column to give thanks for veterans who have served our country, and to explain who we celebrate Veterans Day for. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
Robyn Tannehill and Helen Phillips write to thank all of the people in the community that supported the recent Oxford school bond issue, and to note that voting Yes on the issue was the right thing to do even in light of recent information about other funding and the overall capital improvement project. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
- Harry Glenn Arnold — 70, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, in Andersonville, Tenn. Services were held Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Weatherford Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Oxford’s middle school basketball teams had a successful trip to Grenada Monday as three of the four squads earned wins. The seventh-grade and eighth-grade girls teams won games, while the eighth-grade boys won 29-24. (November 9, 2010, Page 9)