The Lafayette Commodores earned their first win in ninth-grade football Monday with a 14-0 shutout of Itawmaba AHS. The coaching staff credited the play of the entire defense and for the team continuing to battle after a slow start to the season.
Cam Herod led the team with a 4-yard scoring run on offense and the return of an interception 35 yards for a touchdown on defense. The team will be back in action at home against Senatobia on Sept. 28. (September 21, 2010, Page 7)
- James Ellis Baker — 59, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in the Banner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.
- John L. Cherry — 77, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. Services were held this morning in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Edith Lucille Dickey — 71, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Services were held Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed at Elam Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
- Susan Varas Hannah — 64, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Harry K. Jennings Sr. — died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery East in Memphis. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Bettie Peel — 57, formerly of Oxford, died Sunday in Grand Rapids, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
- William Travis “Billy” Rutledge — 88, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville, with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 this evening and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Oxford’s boys and girls cross country teams competed in the MSU High School Invitational meet held Saturday. Both teams finished fifth overall.
The Chargers were led by Lucien Duchaine who finished ninth overall with a time of 18 minutes, 11 seconds. Marcus Barnes was 16th with a 19:06, Kevin Clancy was 25th with a 19:31, while Wilson Gardner rounded out the finishers with a 35th-place finish (20:03). Scott Parkin and Austin Carter also scored for the Chargers. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s varsity girls cross country team finished fourth in Saturday’s Saltillo Meet. Esmeralda Rodriguez led the team with an eighth-place finish on the 4K course with a time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds. Manon Mullen was 17th with a time of 17:59. Mariah Buford and Corey Hollis finished 27th and 28th respectively, while Teierah Campbell was 52nd overall. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)
Patti C. Harris writes to ask if the change voters were looking for has happened, and she urges people to take a closer look at everything before they vote again in November. (September 20, 2010, Page 4A)
Oxford kids, families and volunteers will host a celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the operation Christmas Child Relay Center at Calvary Baptist Church on CR 207 to kick off the expected 3,500 shoe box gifts to be collected from Oxford residents for hurting children worldwide.
For thousands of shoe boxes — filled with toys, school supplies and necessity items — this will be the first stop on their journey. The shoe boxes are then hand-delivered to hurting children around the world. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (662)801-8511 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 15-22. (September 20, 2010)
For more than two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been part of the events that have shaped our nation. As “The President’s Own,” its omnipresent role has made it an important thread in the fabric of American life.
Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its primary mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry.
As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
Patrons may get tickets (limit four per request) at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to UM Box Office, Attn: US Marine Band Tickets, 301-B Student Union, University, MS 38677. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m. (September 20, 2010)
Zumba is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning fitness party. Do you want to sweat without all the hard work? Then come join the Zumba party at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. $2 per person and everyone is invited to attend every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 28. (September 20, 2010)
Ann Fisher-Wirth, American poet and scholar of Oxford, will be the guest speaker for this Friday evening’s Nature Reading at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Antebellum Home at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs. The event is free and open to the public.
Fisher-Wirth’s third book of poems, “Carta Marina,” appeared from Wings Press in April 2009. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the environmental studies minor. She also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is currently editing an ecopoetry anthology with Laura-Gray Street and so she will talk about contemporary American ecopoetry to start the program. A discussion will be held at the end of the program. Registration is required by calling 662-252-1155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://strawberryplains.audubon.org. (September 20, 2010)
- John L. Cherry — 77, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
- Edith Lucille Dickey — 71, of Water Valley died at her home on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Elam Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
- Susan Varas Hannah, 64, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Harry K. Jennings — 85, died Friday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
(September 19, 2010)