- Beverly Ann Rucker Braswell — 68, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday Nov. 3, 2010. Services were held Saturday at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
- Doyle Lamar Russell — 81, died Saturday, Nov. 06, 2010, at Union County Health and Rehab Center in New Albany. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Sand Springs Community Church. Burial will follow in the Sand Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
A strong finish to the season in the Class 5A state meet helped lift the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers to third-place finishes Saturday at MHSAA Cross Country Championships held at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails.
Five overall athletes earned All-State recognition for Oxford, including Callie Mayo, Emily Hankins and Audrey Dayan for the Lady Chargers and Lucian Duchaine and Fisher Austin for the Chargers. (November 8, 2010, Page 3B)
The Oxford High soccer teams got the 2010-11 season off to a good start by winning the Patriot Classic held at Lewisburg on Saturday.
The Lady Chargers went 3-0 to capture the title, while the Chargers went 2-0-1. Oxford’s girls defeated Lake Cormorant 3-0 in the first game, North Pontotoc 3-0 in the second and then topped Lewisburg 1-0 in the title game. (November 8, 2010, Page 3B)
The Water Valley Blue Devils advanced to the second round of Class 3A playoffs after beating the Corinth Warriors 28-0 Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (November 8, 2010, Page 4B)
The Lafayette cross country team closed its season on a high note over the weekend as the girls placed second and the boys took sixth-place in the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.
For the girls, Pontotoc placed first with 35 points, while the Lady Commodores earned 52 points.
Leading the girls squad was ninth grader Esmeralda Rodriguez, who placed sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Other notable finishers for the girls on the 4K course were: Manon Mullen (7th, 16:40), Rachel Starnes (8th, 16:41), Mariah Buford (11th, 17:19), Corey Hollis (17th, 17:19.5), Peyton Hamann (31st, 18:22) and Teierah Campbell (61st, 20:15). (November 8, 2010, Page 6B)
Lori and Reed Elliott write to thank the community for its support of the recent Oxford bond issue and to thank the school board and administration for helping make the school so valuable to the community, while John Payne writes an open letter to Alan Nunnelee about taking on his new job as U.S. Representative in January. (November 8, 2010, Page 4A)
A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the National Guard Armory off Sisk Avenue. This program is to honor all veterans. The entire community is invited to share in this tribute to area veterans. Those with American flags are urged to bring them. The Oxford Middle School Band will perform patriotic music and the official service will begin at 11. The program is sponsored by The American Legion Post 55, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 48 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3978. (November 8, 2010)
A health fair for those 50 years of age or older will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center. Blood sugar checks, vision, hearing, blood pressure and height/weight will be available at no charge, plus many vendors with valuable information. A fashion show, sponsored by JC Penney, and an exercise demonstration by Astria Goolsby of Verve will be held from 8:30 to 9. Flu shots will be available for $29.95 or, for those bringing their Medicare card, no charge. For more information, call RSVP at 232-2377. (November 8, 2010)
Authors Elizabeth Gourlay Heiskell and Susanne Young Reed will sign their new cookbook/memoir, “Somebody Stole the Cornbread From My Dressing” at Off Square Books from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. (November 8, 2010)
The “More Than a Meal” program will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stone Center on Washington Avenue. A free meal will be provided, tutoring will be available for students and more. For more information, call 801-4712. (November 8, 2010)