- Samuel Lomax “Sam” Hollowell — 73, died Friday, July 9, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
- Louis Oscar Vause — 84, died Thursday, July 8, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Charleston Cemetery. A visitation with the family will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Oxford-University United Methodist Church and a service will follow at 2:30 at the church. Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
The Bert’s Plumbing Red finished the Oxford Park Commission’s 9-year-old league season with a perfect 12-0 record and become one of four teams to win a championship in 2010.
The First National Bank Braves finished with an 11-1 record to win the 10-year-old league title this summer, while the Chandler Nissan Cardinals and Hunter’s Hollow Inc. Brewers tied for the 11-12 title with identical 8-4 marks. Winning a title in the 13-14 league were the Sharp Insurance Royals with a 10-2 mark. (July 9, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford Pantry publicist Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the groups who volunteered in the month of June, and to ask local farmers and gardeners to consider donating any extra produce they have this summer to the Pantry. (July 9, 2010, Page 4A)
Although Gary Short grew up out west and has traveled the world, he now calls Oxford home. Read about the current visiting writer for the University’s Master of Fine Arts and Creative Writing program. (July 8, 2010, Page 3A)
- Sandra “San” D. Jenkins-Sharma — 70, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burns U.M. Church, with the Rev. Deborah Mingo Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luisa Arico describes how you can cook an authentic Tuscan meal with ingredients found in Oxford and Memphis. Read her article for the recipes and try them. Buon Appetito! (July 7, 2010, Page 8)
EUNICE WAYNE BRASHER COLLIER – 91, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church in Water Valley with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
JAMES ‘SOLE’ ROBERSON JR. – 63, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday at Buford Chapel UM Church with burial to follow in the church’s cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
MELBA CHILCOAT YANCY – 90, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sarepta Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Spratlin and Rev. Jon Vanlandingham officiating. Burial will follow in the Sarepta Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon to 2:30 at Parker Funeral Home in Bruce, which is in charge of arrangements. (July 7, 2010, Page 2)
SANDRA D. JENKINS-SHARMA – 70, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
DALE K. TUTOR – 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. (July 6, 2010, Page 2A)
Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, writes a guest column about how cuts to Medicaid are having serious effects on persons with disabilities both locally and nationally. Local examples given by Weber show the concern about what could be ahead. (July 6, 2010, Page 4A)
Pari Bhatt, 32, never considered living in the U.S. Now the little girl who grew up in Baroda, India is living in the Oxford community. Bhatt works for the University and is a local leader in the Adventure Divas.