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)
The Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively (C.A.R.E.) support and exchange group meets for lunch at noon on the last Wednesday of the month at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community. This is an informal gathering that provides those in caring situations an opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and concerns with others. A light lunch is provided compliments of Azalea Gardens, 100 Azalea Drive. All caregivers are welcome and can get more information by contacting Sandra Enfinger at 234-9600 or Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com. (September 27, 2010)
The Japan Foundation and the Croft Institute for International Studies will host the sixth annual “Japan Foundation Film Series: Japanese Films of the 1960s.” The second film, “The Fort of Death,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford Malco Studio Cinema. This event is free and open to the public. (September 27, 2010)
- Alfreda Price Cannon — 59, died Friday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Helen Mayfield Lamar — 95, formerly of Oxford, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at her home. Services were held Saturday at the Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park. E. E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of arrangements.
- Roy Lee “Buck” Potts — 60, of Water Valley died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Driver’s Flat Baptist Church in Calhoun County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
The Lafayette Commodores’ star players on offense, Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis, performed exceptionally well in front of a large, raucous Homecoming crowd Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Liggins and Dennis combined for seven touchdowns as the Commodores smashed the Byhalia Indians 52-0 in the Region 2-4A contest.
LHS coach Anthony Hart was very pleased with his team’s overall performance in the one-sided win. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
A strong first half couldn’t be duplicated for the Regents School football team in its most recent action with North Sunflower Academy. Despite owning a 14-12 lead at the half, Regents lost 34-22 in the game played at Drew.
Regents fell behind 12-0 in the first quarter before rallying to take a lead thanks to a 10-yard touchdown run from Zac Jenkins and a 20-yard TD pass from Nate McManus to Josh McManus. Hunter Stewart added the two-point play to round out the scoring in the first half.
North Sunflower scored 22 points in the third quarter to regain the lead. Stewart then capped the scoring for both teams with a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and a subsequent two-point play.
Nate McManus finished the game 4-for-11 for 91 yards through the air and 68 yards rushing on just five carries.
Jenkins led Regents in the rushing category with 138 yards on 14 carries, while Stewart had 24 yards, while Josh McManus rushed four times for 18 yards. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)