Bramlett Elementary School will hold its annual Fall Book Fair in the BES library. Great books will be available for sale to the public and attendees can also honor a Bramlett teacher by purchasing a book from their wish list for their classroom.
The book fair will be open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The book fair will also be open Tuesday night following the PTA meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Parents and caregivers of toddlers, school-aged children, home schoolers and friends are encouraged to purchase books. For more information, call Connie Robinson at 234-2685. (August 29, 2010)
Will meet Thursday at Ole Miss Catering on Heritage Drive. The club board will meet at 5:30 p.m. and the general meeting and dinner will follow at 6. (August 29, 2010)
Over the past 25 years urban sprawl has actually been an invasion of the deer’s habitat and in turn urban sprawl has provided lush landscaping and gardens that provide deer with abundant food. The result has been rapid population growth. Master Garderner Susan Boehm suggests experimenting in your garding with plants that deer tend to avoid and offers websites worth checking out. (August 27, 2010, Page 3B)
This week Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives readers another lesson Lafayette County Education. Last weeks column he wrote about the formation of a new state university in which the Mississippi Legislature voted for Oxford to be the home site. This week, is about another another institution of higher learning that preceded the University of Mississippi in Lafayette County. (August 27, 2010, Page 2B)
As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
EMMITT EUGENE “HOOT” WILLIAMS, SR. – 84, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Sockwell and Rev. Derrick Starnes officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MATTY IVY BRUCE – 103, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
AMANDA MCCAIN PIPKIN – 38 , died on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at her home in Coffeeville. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Billy McCord and Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Interment will take place at Goshen Cemetery in Coffeeville. (August 27, 2010, Page 2A)
Ole Miss’ slate of opponents includes nine teams that advanced to postseason play and 10 teams that won at least 20 games last season. Among them are NCAA Elite Eight teams Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as NIT champion Dayton, all of which will be visiting Tad Smith Coliseum in 2010-11.
A minimum of five contests will be featured on national television, and at least 12 more are slated for live regional TV coverage. Every league game will be televised live. (August 27, 2010, Page 8A)
Assistant News Editor Anne Pringle recalls years and years of tailgating, whether outside Mississippi Memorial Stadium in Jackson, out of the backs of cars in the Grove at Ole Miss or in the current “tent city” style all over the UM campus as she and other family members get ready for another season of Rebel football – and tailgating. (August 26, 2010, Page 4)
Lena L. Ward writes to agree with Sid Salter’s recent column about mental health care and adds that considering closing the North Mississippi State Hospital shows we can go lower. (August 26, 2010, Page 4)
V. KYLE WELCH – 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
EMMITT WILLIAMS – 84, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (August 26, 2010, Page 2)