Make plans to attend the Lafayette Springs School Reunion on Oct. 2 at the Lafayette Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Visiting begins at 9:45 a.m. with lunch at 11:30. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish for potluck lunch — sandwiches, finger food or dessert; memories to share; and a tale about something that happened in Lafayette Springs to top the ones Russell will tell. Everyone who lived in the Lafayette Springs area before the school closed are not only invited, but encouraged to come. All friends welcome. (September 19, 2010)
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday, the community is invited to a brief ceremony and reception in recognition of those who have suffered with dementia and their caregivers. The gathering will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum’s outdoor sculpture, “Bardo of Rose,” a visual tribute to those touched by Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Located at the corner of University Avenue and 5th Street, the ceremony will also include refreshments and details about a new comunity program, “Memory Makers: Respite Day Services of Oxford,” will be announced. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com or Dianne Arnold at 662-846-5335. (September 17, 2010)
Joanne Wilkinson, writing a Generations column, takes a look into an idea her husband came up with recently that she liked: instead of a fitness club, how about a Couch Potato Club? (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)
Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)
Maryalyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people of the importance of the U.S. Constitution with the beginning of Constitution Week here. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)
- Susan Varas Hannah — 64, , died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
- Jacob Price — died Thursday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Linda Dinece Williams — 41, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team continued to roll over teams as they posted a 16-0 win over South Panola Thursday night.
In the Oxford Park Commission’s Junior Team Tennis League, the Volleys topped the Spinners 3-1. Earning wins for the Volleys in three doubles matches were: Matt Reed and Will Carter, Zacarrah Nelms and Ryan Morgan, and Drew Backstrom and Sadie Wilson.
The duo of Allie Bowen and Eli Abel picked up the lone point for the Spinners. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will be holding a hunter’s education class Saturday at the Patricia Lamar National Guard Readiness Center. The class is mandatory for those born on Jan. 1, 1972, or later to purchase a hunting license in the state. The class begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m., and is free of charge. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)