American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday at the Veterans Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (November 10, 2010)
North Mississippi Hospice will sponsor a grief support group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens. The meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 234-0140. (November 10, 2010)
A mini farmers’ market will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Tallulah’s restaurant near the intersection of University Avenue and Highway 334. Several local farmers will have fresh fall produce, honey, eggs, baked goods, handmade soaps and more. For more information, call 832-8727 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (November 10, 2010)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Oxford Activity Center located at 400 Price St. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (November 10, 2010)
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)