Local physician Dr. Will Dabbs weighs in on the culture of alcohol in the LOU community and how it affects so many. He relates, in a guest column, cases he’s had to deal with in his profession, and says it’s not just a money issue, a moral issue or a religious issue. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
Kaye Bryant writes to praise the Oxford High School production of “Blood Brothers,” and to urge local residents to check out the drama department’s next offering, while David King writes to tell readers that voting is the most important thing they can do regardless of their feelings if two years has been enough to see change. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
TEA Party Oxford will host a Judicial Candidates Forum on Monday at the Oxford Convention Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to meet and talk informally with the nine candidates who are seeking election to the bench Nov. 2 in four separate races. The program will begin at 7.
The candidates will respond to a series of questions pertinent to the duties of the court in which they seek to serve. Moderator for the evening will be Judge James L Roberts Jr. from Pontotoc, who currently serves as a circuit court judge in the First Circuit Court District, and is a former chancery court judge and Mississippi Supreme Court justice. (October 6, 2010)
Hollywood Feed and 9 Lives Cat Rescue will offer Halloween pet photos by a professional photographer from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hollywood Feed store in the Goose Creek Mall on West Jackson Avenue. All proceeds will go to help the animals at 9Lives. Also available will be cats and kittens for adoption and foster. (October 6, 2010)
- Nue Wimbish Turnipseed — 91, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon at First Baptist Church with the funeral service following at noon. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Farid Salau scored four goals to help lead the Under 10 Boys League Fire to a 7-2 win over the Earthquakes in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action Monday night.
In the three other U-10 boys games, the Galaxy topped the Tornados 3-1, the Sounders pounded the Crew behind four goals from Nick Huggins, while the United blanked the Wizards. In two U-12 girls league games, the United edged the Sounders 2-1, while the Galaxy outlasted the Tornados 6-4. In two U-12 boys league games, the Earthquakes beat the Tornados 7-1, while the Wizards edged the Galaxy 4-3. (October 5, 2010, Page 9)
The third Indoor Yard Sale, presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $2. For more information, call the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau at 232-2367. (October 5, 2010)
Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), students can enjoy a healthy alternative to get to school by walking and participating in the Safe Routes to School program. Children can be dropped off between 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. at the following locations: Bramlett Elementary School students meet at the Lafayette County Chancery Building; Oxford Elementary School students meet at the OE Walking Track at the back of the school; Della Davidson Elementary School students meet at the Oxford Conference Center; and Oxford Middle School students meet at the Oxford Activities Center. For more information, contact Brad Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-5570. (October 5, 2010)
The Clydesdale Christmas Store of Harmontown, a nonprofit, will have its annual auction and barbecue on Saturday. Located behind the Holiday Lodge Restaurant at Teckville Landing on Sardis Lake, everyone is invited to come out to enjoy good food, rock to the sound of the Michael Howell Band and bid on a varity of items. Barbecue will be served at noon and the auction starts at 1 p.m.
All proceeds will go to provide Christmas gifts for children in need in Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties. Individuals or businesses would like to donate new items to be auctioned or make a donation are asked to contact Bobbie Massengill, the treasurer, at 662-562-5300 or 662-560-6767. (October 5, 2010)
The monthly Double Decker Bus Tour will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in participating should meet at the Skipwith Cottage on the Square. Historian Jack Mayfield will serve as the guide for a driving tour through Oxford and the University of Mississippi on the Double Decker bus. The tour last approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Oxford CVB at 232-2477. (October 5, 2010)