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)
Anne Gilstrap writes to give her answer to the alcohol problem – thinking carefully and then going through the crossroads ahead of us. (September 29, 2010, Page 4)
Everyone is invited to attend the annual Yocona Harvest Festival that will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Yocona Community Center. The festival will feature games, prizes, concessions, door prizes and a cake walk. Chances to be sold on a handmade quilt donated by the Yocona Homemakers. Door prizes to be given away every 30 minutes. A costume contest will be held at 7 and an auction will be held at 8:30. Admission will be $1 admission per person and children aged 3 and under are free. (September 29, 2010)
- Bettye Jane Davis — 77, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
In the other U-10 game, the Fire beat the Galaxy 5-2.
In two U-12 boys league games, the Tornados edged the Sounders 3-2, while the Earthquakes pounded the Wizards 5-1.
In two U-10 girls league games, the Earthquakes blanked the Galaxy 5-0, while the Crew doubled up the Fire 4-2. In two U-12 girls league games, the Galaxy blanked the Sounders 3-2, while the Crew edged the Tornados 3-2. (September 28, 2010, Page 7)
After addressing one of his student’s dress – a cap turned around backward and droopy pants – as he came into the classroom recently, local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed thought back to his high school days and what his principal did when he was not satisfied with his students’ dress. (September 28, 2010, Page 4)
Sardis Lake will host the 2010 Clean Up Day on Oct. 9. Clean Up Day is done in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and is meant to inspire people to invest in our public lands by volunteering. At Sardis Lake, Clean Up Day participants will help to keep the lake clean by picking up litter in recreation areas and along the shoreline. Those interested in helping keep Sardis Lake a clean and beautiful place for all to enjoy are asked to contact Ranger Michael Jones at the Sardis Lake Field Office (662) 563-4531. (September 28, 2010)
The Oxford Lions Club will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Applebee’s Restaurant in Oxford. Tickets are $5 each or two for $10. Proceeds will help the club in its fight to prevent blindness and make a difference to everyone in the community. Advance tickets only. RSVP by Oct. 6. For more information, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (September 28, 2010)
The American Red Cross will offer an adult, child and infant CPR/AED/First Aid community class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost of the class is $50. All classes are held at the Red Cross Office, 106 Skyline Drive. Interested participants should contact the Red Cross office at 662-236-1282 to register. Pre-registration is required for the class. (September 28, 2010)
A fish fry fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Delay Baptist Church. Fish and chicken plates will be available and will include hushpuppies, slaw, desserts and drinks. Carry-outs welcome. Donations will also be appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the Delay Cemetery Fund. (September 28, 2010)