Fans of the Lafayette Commodores can pre-purchase tickets to Friday’s Class 4A playoff game between the 13-0 Commodores and the 13-0 Bulldogs at New Albany starting today and running until noon on Friday. Fans can buy the tickets from the high school and middle school during normal school hours at a cost of $7. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team earned a 4-0 win over New Albany Tuesday night. Mary Helen Rychlak led the team with two goals scored. Maggie Mitchell added a goal off an assist from Maia Cotelo, while seventh-grader Zoe Scruggs added the final goal. Emily Meadows had three saves in goal for the Lady Chargers, while Megan Murphy also had a save in the split shutout. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Middle School girls and boys basketball teams earned four wins combined over Water Valley on Tuesday night. The seventh-grade girls beat Water Valley 36-12, while the eighth-graders won 31-12.
Oxford’s seventh-grade boys won 28-13 and then took the nightcap. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
Kathleen Barnes writes to tell of her voting experience in the recent midterm election and to note that all did not run smoothly at every local precinct. (November 17, 2010, Page 4)
- Luke Anthony Hammers — 29, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
- Arlene JoAnn McMinn-Snook — 74, of Water Valley died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at Lakewood South Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
Water Valley swept Pope Middle School on the hardwood on Monday, with the seventh-grade boys winning 17-9, the seventh-grade girls winning 13-11 and the eighth-grade boys claiming an 11-9 victory.
Keauana Sarrow and Tierra Turner led the seventh-grade girls with seven and six points respectively. In the seventh-grade boys game, Cooper Clements and Makedrius Gooch had team-highs with seven and five points respectively, while Skyler Defer led the eighth-grade squad with four points. Water Valley returns to the hardwood on Nov. 29, traveling to Coffeeville. (November 16, 2010, Page 3B)
The 10-12 Bears, the 8-9 Ravens and the 6-7 Jaguars all won respective titles in the inagural Mayors Championship Series held Monday night at FNC Park. The series culminated action in the Oxford Park Commission youth flag football leagues.
The Jaguars defeated the Bears 21-14, the Ravens downed the Chiefs 20-6, while the Bears got by the Giants 18-14.
In games leading up to Monday’s championship, the Ravens topped the Saints 18-13, while the Chiefs defeated the Raiders 19-13 in the 8-9 league. In the two 10-12 league games, the Bears beat the Steelers 19-6, while the Giants edged the Cowboys 13-12. (November 16, 2010, Page 4B)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)
- Jeremy Michael Barber — 19, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. The visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Harvey Q. “Tookie” Calfee — 88, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at his residence in Taylor. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Mary Edna Clark Gates Dorrell — 79, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla. Services were Thursday at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula, Okla. A memorial service will be planned for a later date in Lafayette, La.
- Luke Hammers — 29, died Wednesday in Las Vegas. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
The Water Valley Blue Devils continued their playoff success with a convincing road victory over the Ruleville Tigers 31-0 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)