- 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)
The Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers of Lafayette County will hold its annual Holiday House Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory/Oxford Conference Center on Ed Perry Boulevard. Holiday House will have demonstrations, door prizes, a silent auction, MHV cookbooks, tea room and Christmas Carols. Vendors will be selling a variety of arts and crafts. New toys will also be collected for Toys for Tots. Admission is free. For more information, call the office at 234-4451. (November 14, 2010)
The Oxford Downtown Council is hosting it’s annual Christmas Open House for Friday, Nov. 26. Many businesses will open at 7 a.m. for early-bird Black Friday shopping. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of participating businesses. Music, Santa and his elves, and the famous gift certificate drawing is planned for that evening beginning at 5 p.m. A drawing for over $1,000 of Downtown Council member gift certificates will be held at 8 p.m. in front of the little yellow house. You may enter at Downtown Council businesses throughout the week of Nov. 22-26. You must be present to win. (November 14, 2010)
- Elliott Earl Hickman — 72, of Coffeeville died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville.
We have all read or have heard stories about malicious mischief by college students around the United States. The students of the University of Mississippi have also, over the years, been accused of perpetrating mischief during their years on campus. The following is an event that happened in April of 1852. It concerns one of the first trustees of the Ole Miss, Col. James Brown, and his horse, while it was hitched in front of the Lyceum.
First I would like to give you a little background on Col. James Brown. Brown came to Lafayette County in 1836 and was an extensive purchaser of Indian lands in the county. He paid $11,040 for 11 and a half sections of land by 1837. A section of land is 640 acres.
This was in the first two years after the Chickasaw lands were opened up for sale by the government. His purchases were widely scattered over the area, but mostly located in those parts of the county where large land purchasers were operating. His holdings were considered extensive for the day as they would be today.
Brown being one of the original setters of Lafayette County and one of the wealthiest landowners, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the university in 1846. He was very active in the governance of the university and served as a trustee until 1870, when the Republican legislature reorganized the board. (November 12, 2010, Page 2B)
A few months ago I wrote an article entitled, “Waiting for Shirley Cate.” In it, I described my excitement surrounding the arrival of my first born child. Ironically, that same week the article was published, our little girl arrived.
She was healthy and oh-so-adorable. Since then, every morning I can’t wait to discover more about my little daughter. As our baby grows, becomes more chubby, makes more noises and funny faces, I get to learn more about the little girl who melts my heart. As a parent, all you want is for that baby to smile at you. She smiles and all in the world is right.
So far, Aunt Fanny is one of Shirley Cate’s favorites. Aunt Fanny has the uncanny ability of making Shirley Cate giggle and smile every time. Don’t get me wrong, Shirley Cate loves to look at her Mommy and Daddy too. Sometimes I look for excuses to wake her up so I can see her smile. (By the way, side note — ever wake a sleeping baby. Smiling is the furthest thing from that scenario. Trust me.) Fanny, though, has the power of hilarity and entertainment, at least for a four-month-old. I haven’t been too sure of what it is or why Shirley Cate thinks Fanny is so funny, but she does. (November 12, 2010, Page 3B)