- Lorene Smith Campbell — 93, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Karl Jackson Ott Jr. — 80 of Osyka died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Osyka Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Osyka Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 this evening and two hours prior to the service Thursday, all at the church. Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb is in charge of arrangements.
The Water Valley football program had a successful day on Tuesday at Bobby Clark Field against Pope Junior High.
The seventh-grade squad kicked off the day with a 36-24 victory, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils were able to hold on to a 6-0 victory. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
After trading touchdowns early, the Oxford’s eighth-grade football team was able to string together 13-straight points to defeat Grenada 22-8 on the road.
The win improved the Chargers to 2-2-1 overall. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball team defeated Byhalia on Tuesday 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-12). With the win, Lafayette secured its spot in the playoffs and will travel to Caledonia on Saturday. The match is set for 3 p.m. (September 29, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford Eagle Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to encourage voters to support the bond issue to improve the local school system in an upcoming election Oct. 26. Phillips gives enrollment figures to show the need for new facilities, goes over plans for the bond funds and touts the accomplishments and community value of a strong school system. (September 29, 2010, Page 4)
Anne Gilstrap writes to give her answer to the alcohol problem – thinking carefully and then going through the crossroads ahead of us. (September 29, 2010, Page 4)
Everyone is invited to attend the annual Yocona Harvest Festival that will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Yocona Community Center. The festival will feature games, prizes, concessions, door prizes and a cake walk. Chances to be sold on a handmade quilt donated by the Yocona Homemakers. Door prizes to be given away every 30 minutes. A costume contest will be held at 7 and an auction will be held at 8:30. Admission will be $1 admission per person and children aged 3 and under are free. (September 29, 2010)
- Bettye Jane Davis — 77, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
In the other U-10 game, the Fire beat the Galaxy 5-2.
In two U-12 boys league games, the Tornados edged the Sounders 3-2, while the Earthquakes pounded the Wizards 5-1.
In two U-10 girls league games, the Earthquakes blanked the Galaxy 5-0, while the Crew doubled up the Fire 4-2. In two U-12 girls league games, the Galaxy blanked the Sounders 3-2, while the Crew edged the Tornados 3-2. (September 28, 2010, Page 7)
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)