Local columnist T.J. Ray has always stressed the importance of language, but he’s getting a little bothered by some of the words that are working their way into everyday use. He points to words like “modality,” “incent,” “analyzation,” “athleticism” and “physicality” as examples with most seeming to owe their popularity to TV announcers. (October 1, 2010, Page 4A)
The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School Auditorium. String students in grades 7-12 will perform several selections for their first concert this school year. The middle school students will be joined by guest soloist and choral teacher, Damein Wash. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson at email@example.com. (October 1, 2010)
Meets at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology. (October 1, 2010)
In lieu of a regular meeting this month, the Reach to Recovery group will be honored from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at a reception, hosted by Baptist Centers for Cancer Care, at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to attend. The group’s next meeting will be Nov. 1 at Azalea Gardens. (October 1, 2010)
PAUL JAMES – died on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Graceland Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
MARY KIMMONS PATTERSON – 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at noon in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from 10 a.m. until noon. (September 30, 2010, Page 2)
Longtime Oxford physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at the Affordable Care Act that’s just gone into effect, discussing its early actions as well as the parts of health care reform that kick in over the next few years and what effects they may have doctors and patients. (September 30, 2010, Page 14)
EAGLE columnist Deidra Jackson had to pass on a life lesson to her son recently, sparking thoughts of other lessons that parents must be sure to pass along to black sons. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)
Jim Shollenberger writes to take issue with a recent letter to the editor, citing problems he has with facts, distortions and misrepresentations. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)
Lafayette’s two middle school squads came up big on Tuesday sweeping Senatobia in two games. The Commodore seventh-grade squad squeaked past Senatobia 8-6, while the eight-graders topped the Warriors 30-6. (September 30, 2010, Page 9)
- Lorene Smith Campbell — 93, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Karl Jackson Ott Jr. — 80 of Osyka died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Osyka Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Osyka Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 this evening and two hours prior to the service Thursday, all at the church. Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb is in charge of arrangements.