Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)
Maryalyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people of the importance of the U.S. Constitution with the beginning of Constitution Week here. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)
- Susan Varas Hannah — 64, , died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
- Jacob Price — died Thursday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Linda Dinece Williams — 41, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team continued to roll over teams as they posted a 16-0 win over South Panola Thursday night.
In the Oxford Park Commission’s Junior Team Tennis League, the Volleys topped the Spinners 3-1. Earning wins for the Volleys in three doubles matches were: Matt Reed and Will Carter, Zacarrah Nelms and Ryan Morgan, and Drew Backstrom and Sadie Wilson.
The duo of Allie Bowen and Eli Abel picked up the lone point for the Spinners. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will be holding a hunter’s education class Saturday at the Patricia Lamar National Guard Readiness Center. The class is mandatory for those born on Jan. 1, 1972, or later to purchase a hunting license in the state. The class begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m., and is free of charge. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)
Mary Lou Owens writes to remind cyclists that they are required to follow the same traffic laws and obey the same signs as automobiles. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)
- Elise Pate Glisson — 61, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
Italian cooking expert Luisa Arico gets her daily sunshine not from oranges, but from lemons. Arico writes about picking and using lemons as well as giving a basic vinagrette recipe. (September 15, 2010, Page 7)