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)
The Oxford boys overcame a nine-point deficit at the half to post a 78-75 win over Pillow Academy in the Oxford Classic held in the OHS gym.
In the other games from the one-day tournament, Ripley defeated Magnolia Heights 71-47, Marshall Academy beat Lewisburg 61-31, Hernando topped Jackson Prep 64-62 in overtime, while Madison Ridgeland Academy beat Pontotoc 51-46. In the lone girls game from the tournament, the Oxford Lady Chargers beat Jackson Prep 67-43. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
Chris Warren scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to lead Ole Miss to a come-from-behind 68-60 victory over Arkansas State in Friday’s season opener.
Warren’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4:30 left gave Ole Miss a 58-50 advantage — the Rebels’ largest lead of the game until his dunk in the final second. (November 15, 2010, Page 6B)
Syl Moorhead writes to take a look back at the 1938 midterm elections and draw parallels with the recent 2010 midterm elections. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)