Sue Cook writes to applaud the Oxford Board of Aldermen for their recent stand regarding the sale of alcohol on Sundays, while members of the Oxford Tree Board wrote to explain their stance and approach to the local landscaping ordinance. (June 17, 2010, Page 4)
- John W. Beavers Jr. — 82, died Saturday, May 29, 2010. Services were held June 5 at Niday Funeral Home in Houston. Burial followed in Houston National Cemetery.
Registration for the Oxford Park Commission fall soccer season has begun. Registration runs until July 23 and cost is $50. Leagues are open for ages 4 through 14. For more information contact C.J. Ketchum at 232-2380. (June 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Ole Miss Ladies Football Forum will be celebrating its 10th year of existence July 23-24. This year’s guest speaker will be CBS sports broadcaster Tim Brando while country music performer Darryl Worley will give a concert following the first night’s activities.
A fashion show, featuring the wives of the Ole Miss coaches and their children, has already sold out, but it will highlight the first day of the event. The cost of Saturday’s forum is $150 and women have the ability to not only get their picture made with Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and listen to Brando, but tour the Indoor Practice Facility, watch a highlight video and gain valuable football information from the Ole Miss all the defensive coaches and co-offensive coordinator Dave Rader.
For more information about the weekend’s events, contact Chyna Ward 915-1564. (June 17, 2010, Page 7)
Nan Johnson will present an informative workshop on composting, which is something she insists anyone can do. She has pictures, samples, handouts and a great deal of information to share with those interested in composting, from beginners to more experienced composters. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center, 423 Washington Ave., beside Stone Park and across from the city pool. (June 16, 2010)
Come celebrate the grand opening of the Oxford Community Garden at 6 p.m. Monday at the garden site, located at the corner of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard. Enjoy light refreshments from both the garden and local businesses, tour the garden, and listen to music by The Porch Rockers from Pontotoc. All are welcome! (June 16, 2010)
- Beatrice Nabors Bratton — 90, died Monday, June 14, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3 at the church prior to the service. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Harry Smith Calder — 53, died Saturday, June 12, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at New Providence Cemetery located at New Providence Baptist Church outside Vardaman. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Ty Barber had a big night at the plate and on the mound to help lift the Bancoxford Insurance Services Cubs to an 8-3 win over the Sharp Insurance Royals in the lone 13-14 year-old Oxford Park Commission youth league baseball game Tuesday night at FNC Park.
In other games from FNC Park, the Bert’s Plumbing Reds edged the Rayner Eye Clinic Phillies 4-3, while the Ligon Oral Surgery Diamondbacks pounded the Rainbow Cleaners Yankees 11-1. In the lone 11-12 game, the Chandler Nissan Cardinals beat the Orioles 5-1. (June 16, 2010, Page 6)
The Ole Miss baseball team will be holding three summer camps in the coming weeks. The first camp will begin Monday and run through June 25. The day camp is for youth in first through eighth grade.
The final two camps will be held July 12-15 and July 19-22. Both have overnight options for campers and both are open for youth in grades one through 12.
For more information about the camps or to register, call Ole Miss assistant coach Rob Francis at 915-6643 or visit OleMissBaseballCamps.com. (June 16, 2010, Page 7)
The Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage from the University of Southern Mississippi will sponsor the free workshop, “How to conduct an oral history interview the most effective way,” Saturday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Jeffrie Chapel M. B. Church located on 907 Highway 7 North in Abbeville. Those planning to attend are encouraged to call Janice F. Carr at 662-380-0662 or e-mail at jfclegal@bellsouth. (June 16, 2010)