Saturday, Nov. 11, 1893, was the first time an organized football-game was played by students of the University of Mississippi. Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes readers back to the scene of that first game coached by Dr. A.L. Bondurant. (September 3, 2010, Page 5B)
- Dr. J. Byron Gathright Jr. — died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. A visitation and memorial service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in Metairie.
- Anita Ruth Johnson Simmons — 70, of Brentwood died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Brentwood. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Paul Skierkowski — 68, of Norman died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Norman, Okla. Visitation will begin at 6 this evening, followed by a prayer service at 7 at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
The Lady Commodores volleyball squad continued their winning ways on Thursday, picking up a 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-16) victory over Senatobia at home. The win improves Lafayette to 8-2 on the season.
Next up for Lafayette is a trip to Lewisburg on Tuesday. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)
The Volleys got their Oxford Park Commission Junior Team Tennis league off to a good start with a 3-1 victory over the Spinners on Thursday.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Sadie Wilson and Ally Shinall in singles matches, and the duo of Will Carter and Austin Haynes in the No. 2 doubles match. The Spinners tandem of Jimmy Green and Anne Hardy won the No. 1 doubles match. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)
- Pricilla Romanda Gladney — 38, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. Services will be held at noon Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial service will follow in the Cypress Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Alan Campbell Kesler — 63, of Dallas, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Services were held Aug. 10 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at DFW National Cemetery.
- Herman Eugene McCluskey — 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The Crosstown Classic: What a great week for the players, fans and coaches of both schools. It’s a time for everyone who has ever attended Lafayette or Oxford to reflect on their memories of this most important game of the year.
I can certainly remember my senior year of football at Lafayette in 1977 and all the emotions that the week entailed leading up to the game. I remember a very descriptive letter supposedly from the Oxford players strategically placed on the wall in the field house that detailed how they were going to have a lot more fun on Friday night than we were. I must say that even at 17, I was less intimidated than amused. I can remember smiling, wondering which coach was responsible for engineering such a motivating tactic. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)
David King writes to urge people to give democracy and Democrats a chance, saying that it’s going to take time to get the change people voted for two years ago. (September 2, 2010, Page 4)
- Pam Clearman — 45, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cambridge United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Cambridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 this evening at Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
- George Webber Lewis — 87, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at his home in Yuba City, Calif. At his request, no formal services were held.
- Gerald “Jerry” Wayne Webb Jr. — 50, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Harmontown. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home of Senatobia is in charge of arrangements.
The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 26-6, while the Commodores took the eighth-grade game in the nightcap 16-0. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)
Tickets for Friday’s annual Crosstown Classic between Lafayette and Oxford are currently on sale at both high schools and University Sporting Goods located on the Oxford Square.
Cost of the tickets are $5. There were 2,000 tickets available for this year’s game that will be played at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill said that all unsold tickets will be available to spectators at the gate. Kickoff at Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7:30 p.m. between the 2-0 Chargers and 2-0 Commodores. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)