Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at who the Ole Miss Rebels were before they were Rebels. He traces them back to their days as the Red and Blue and then the Mississippi Flood, a name picked in a contest in the 1920s. (April 2, 2010, Page 3B)
Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)
ZULA MAE RICHARDS BELL – Of Water Valley died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Services will be held at noon Saturday in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Rev. Ken Izzard officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.
MARILYN BLAKESLEE GRIST – Died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with Bro. Johnny Speedlin and Bro. Junior Richie. Burial will follow in Bruce Cemetery.
MILTON ALLEN WILLIAMS – Died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home in Wisner, La., following a lengthy illness. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist Church of Wisner with the Revs. Thomas Peoples and Woodson McGuffee officiating. Interment will be in Oakley Cemetery in Wisner. Gill First National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
CHARLES WILLIS – Died Wednesday at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley. (April 2, 2010, Page 2A)
OMS BOYS STREAK SNAPPED: The Oxford Middle School boys track team had its streak snapped on Thursday at the OMS Track Invitational held at Bobby Holcomb Field. Taking the title was Grenada, amassing 190 points, while the Chargers placed a close second with 181 points. (more…) (April 2, 2010, Page 7A)
The No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels baseball team (20-6 overall, 4-2 SEC) will look to take their third-straight SEC series this weekend when they host Tennessee (13-13, 0-6) for a three-game series beginning today at 6:30 p.m. (April 2, 2010, Page 6A)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness, will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. For more Information, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (April 2, 2010)
Meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the Oxford City Hall courtroom for a preliminary conference about property located on Jefferson Avenue. (April 2, 2010)
Will meet for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. This week’s meeting will feature the Group Study Exchange team members from Korea. GSE offers young professionals the opportunity to visit a foreign country to study its culture and how their vocation is practiced in that culture. Guests are invited to attend. To RSVP for this event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898. For more information, visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (April 2, 2010)
BancorpSouth is co-sponsoring the Oxford Credit Seminar, a free workshop offering financial advice and tips on the basics of credit management Saturday, April 10, at the Powerhouse Arts Center from 9 a.m. until noon. The seminar is designed to help attendees learn how to handle finances and avoid bankruptcy and/or foreclosure. Among the topics slated to be covered are consumer credit, budgeting and home buying. For more information, call 281-3774. (April 2, 2010)