The Oxford Park Commission’s Haunted Forest will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Thursday at Avent Park. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Adults must accompany children under 6. (October 27, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission begins the spooky festivities this week with its annual Halloween Egg Hunt at Avent Park at 6 this evening. Children, ages 4 to 9, must be in costume and they’re reminded to bring their baskets. (October 27, 2010)
- Ella Vasser Bishop — 93, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will be at Waller Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m. and at the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s on Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
- Jean Cheek — formerly of Oxford, died today in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Cox Funeral Home in Delhi, La.
- Nehemiah Evian Jones — an infant, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Springfield M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
- Cynthia Jane Mansel — 54, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Fannin in the Old Sanctuary. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Tannehill’s three-touchdown performance paced the 6-7 year-old Jaguars in a 25-14 win over the Jets in Oxford Park Commission flag football action at FNC Park.
In the other 6-7 games, the Steelers pounded the Vikings behind four touchdowns from Taylor Durham, the Bears downed the Packers 31-14 while the Giants edged the Chiefs 12-8. In the 8-9 league, the Ravens ripped the Bears 27-6, the Raiders blanked the Steelers 20-0, the Saints outlasted the Cowboys 40-34, while the Chiefs beat the Jets 18-0. In two 10-12 games, the Jets beat the Giants 20-6 while the Bears defeated the Steelers 21-12. (October 27, 2010, Page 11)
Patti C. Harris writes to defend her recent letter and lists reference sources she used. She stresses that eternal vigilance is not easy, but necessary. (October 27, 2010, Page 4)
- Billy Ray Childress — 52, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fulmer Cemetery in Harmontown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
- Janet Cummings Fortune — 58, daughter of the late University of Mississippi Chancellor Porter Fortune, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Asheville, N.C. Services will be announced later.
- Jearlene Gordon — 62, of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- John E. Hartsfield — 89, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Nehemiah Evian Jones — the infant son of Rozalyne Jones, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Emily Ann Grantham Mathews — 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Services were held Oct. 11 at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville.
Downing Koestler’s four-touchdown effort paced the Chiefs in a 24-7 win over the Packers in an Oxford Park Commission 6-7 year-old league game Monday night at FNC Park. In the other 6-7 league games, the Bears blanked the Vikings 20-0, the Steelers shut out the Jaguars 38-0, while the Jets topped the Cowboys 21-14.
In the 8-9 league, the Steelers blanked the Giants 18-0, the Saints edged the Bears 20-18, the Jets topped the Cowboys 7-0, while the Chiefs beat the Packers 27-18. In two 10-12 league games, the Cowboys pounded the Jets 45-8, while the Bears beat the Giants 30-7. (October 26, 2010, Page 8)
Self-preservation, or self-interest, drives God’s creatures. Local columnist Jimmy Reed makes that point by telling how he got financially involved in the self-interest of his three daughters recently. (October 26, 2010, Page 4)
- Billy Ray Childress — 52, died Sunday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
- James Marlow Downs — 73, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Charles Edgar Faust — 87, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.
- Melton Wynne Prewitt — 79, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Lafayette Commodores rallied past the Rosa Fort Lions Friday night after a rather sluggish start to claim a 42-7 victory. The Commodores clinched first place in Region 2-4A with the important win over the Lions. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)