After splitting four tight matches, it came down to fewest games lost and in the end the Oxford Park Commission junior team tennis’ Volleys defeated the Spinners.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Allie Bowen in the No. 1 singles match, and the duo of Barrett Childress and Drew Backstrom in the No. 2 doubles match. Zacarrah Nelms earned the Spinners’ singles point, while Matt Read and Anne Hardy picked up the doubles point. (September 10, 2010, Page 9A)
Oxford EAGLE columnist, Dr. Shaun Helmhout, gives sound advice about the upcoming flu season. Her warning – don’t let your guard down now that the CDC has declared the H1N1 pandemic over. (September 9, 2010, Page 12)
- Bennie Nolan Gossett, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Delay Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
- Marie Cook Robertson, 77, died Saturday, July 17, 2010. Services were held July 26 at Wade Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Memorial Garden Cemetery.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the new Hampton Inn East – Conference will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at 103 Ed Perry Blvd., directly facing the Oxford Conference Center. Refreshments and viewing of the hotel plans will immediately follow in the Conference Center lobby. For more information, call Emily Rikard at Emily.Rikard@hilton.com. (September 8, 2010)
No obituaries were submitted for today’s edition of The EAGLE. (September 8, 2010, Page 2)
Emma Farese and Emily Burns each scored four goals to lead their respective teams to wins in the Under 12 Girls League Tuesday night.
Farese’s Crew beat the Sounders 4-1, while the Galaxy topped the United 4-0. In two Under 10 Girls league games, the United beat the Crew 3-2, while the Sounders beat the Galaxy 3-0. In the Under 10 Boys league, United topped the Sounders 6-2, while the Tornados nipped the Earthquakes 4-3. In the Under 12 boys league, the Wizards beat the Tornados 5-2, while the Galaxy topped the Sounders 7-4. (September 8, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with Charleston Tuesday night. The Commodores and Tigers tied 0-0 in the seventh-grade game, while the older Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-6 to improve to 3-0 on the year. (more…) (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford’s two middle school football teams lost two close game to South Panola Tuesday. The seventh-grade lost 12-8 after leading a sizable portion of the game, while the eighth-grade fell 8-0 in the nightcap.
South Panola scored the game-winning touchdown with two minutes remaining in the contest. The Tigers first TD of the game was scored with a minute left in the first quarter. Oxford’s first offensive drive of the game was thwarted, while the Tigers’ second drive ended courtesy of an interception by Kylin Jones. (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
- Helen Wilson — 93, of Searcy, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Searcy. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a humorous look at different approaches to anger management ranging from his daughters’ suggestions that anger management courses can help to a story from a friend about one man’s way of dealing with a problem. (September 7, 2010, Page 4)