PAUL JAMES – died on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Graceland Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
MARY KIMMONS PATTERSON – 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at noon in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from 10 a.m. until noon. (September 30, 2010, Page 2)
Longtime Oxford physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at the Affordable Care Act that’s just gone into effect, discussing its early actions as well as the parts of health care reform that kick in over the next few years and what effects they may have doctors and patients. (September 30, 2010, Page 14)
EAGLE columnist Deidra Jackson had to pass on a life lesson to her son recently, sparking thoughts of other lessons that parents must be sure to pass along to black sons. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)
Jim Shollenberger writes to take issue with a recent letter to the editor, citing problems he has with facts, distortions and misrepresentations. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)
Lafayette’s two middle school squads came up big on Tuesday sweeping Senatobia in two games. The Commodore seventh-grade squad squeaked past Senatobia 8-6, while the eight-graders topped the Warriors 30-6. (September 30, 2010, Page 9)
- Lorene Smith Campbell — 93, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Karl Jackson Ott Jr. — 80 of Osyka died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Osyka Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Osyka Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 this evening and two hours prior to the service Thursday, all at the church. Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb is in charge of arrangements.
The Water Valley football program had a successful day on Tuesday at Bobby Clark Field against Pope Junior High.
The seventh-grade squad kicked off the day with a 36-24 victory, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils were able to hold on to a 6-0 victory. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
After trading touchdowns early, the Oxford’s eighth-grade football team was able to string together 13-straight points to defeat Grenada 22-8 on the road.
The win improved the Chargers to 2-2-1 overall. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball team defeated Byhalia on Tuesday 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-12). With the win, Lafayette secured its spot in the playoffs and will travel to Caledonia on Saturday. The match is set for 3 p.m. (September 29, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford Eagle Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to encourage voters to support the bond issue to improve the local school system in an upcoming election Oct. 26. Phillips gives enrollment figures to show the need for new facilities, goes over plans for the bond funds and touts the accomplishments and community value of a strong school system. (September 29, 2010, Page 4)