A 31-point outburst that stretched from the midway point of the second half to the midway point of the fourth quarter propelled the No. 5 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a 38-13 win over Holmes Thursday night.
The win kept the Rangers undefeated on the season (8-0) but it also earned them at least a share of the MACJC North Division title. NWCC, which is 5-0 in the North Division, will finish up the season at home Thursday against Itwabama and a win over the Indians would give them the title outright. (October 22, 2010, Page 7A)
The Mississippi Walk for Diabetes, hosted by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, will be held in Oxford on Sunday, Oct. 24.
The walk will take place on the Oxford Square. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in front of Oxford City Hall and the walk will begin at 2. Family-fun activities include a visit from the Rancor Raiders Garrison of Mississippi with special friends such as Darth Vader and several other Star Wars characters. Proceeds will benefit The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.
The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is the state’s only nonprofit health organization that provides diabetes information, patient services, advocacy, and research to the 346,500 Mississippians with diabetes. Every dollar raised by the DFM stays in the state to support these efforts. In addition, 89 cents of every dollar raised goes toward the organization’s charitable purposes.
For more information on the walk or to make a donation, log onto www.msdiabetes.org or call 1-877-336-2873. (October 22, 2010)
Oxford School District voters will weigh in Tuesday on whether to support the effort to expand district facilities, including the construction of a new high school, by voting on a $30 million bond issue. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Activity Center. (October 22, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold ham license testing for all levels, including technicians, general and extra, at 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 112 of Bishop Hall. The cost of each test is $15. For more information, call 236-7817. (October 22, 2010)
Regents School of Oxford invites everyone to its Autumn Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. The fair will feature old-fashioned activities such as hay rides, pumpkin bowling, cake walks and face-painting. (October 22, 2010)
Bramlett Elementary School will have its annual Octoberfest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5 at the door. A few of the many features at Octoberfest are games, prizes, concessions, door prizes, cake walk, moon bounce, dunking booth, face painting and art auction. (October 22, 2010)
Tutwiler Quilters fundraiser will be held in the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Oxford is the largest single donor for these destitute Delta people and organizers hope many in the community will come to purchase the beautiful items for sale at this annual event. (October 22, 2010)
The Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation’s annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at St Peter’s Episcopal Church. All members are urged to attend. Prospective new members are welcomed. (October 22, 2010)
Guest columnist Dr. Keith Mansel discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in this week’s Good Health section. (October 21, 2010, Page 14)
- James “Kank” Carothers Sr. — 76, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation for family will be from 6 to 7 this evening and public visitation will follow from 7 to 8 at Mt. Hope M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.