Frances Eleanor Selzer Talbert — 96, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the church. A rosary service will follow at 7 at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (October 19, 2010, Page 2)
Ole Miss was predicted to finish second in the SEC West, while senior point guard Chris Warren was tabbed to the preseason All-SEC first team in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members, it was announced Monday.
Each SEC school selected media members that cover their team and additional writers from across the nation were selected by the conference office to form the voting panel.
The Rebels were picked second in the West behind Mississippi State. The in-state rivals shared the division crown last season. (October 19, 2010, Page 8)
Saturday’s Corinth Invitational proved to be more than successful for the Oxford High cross country team as not only did the junior varsity boys place first and the girls place third out of seven teams, but the varsity boys came in fourth while the girls came in sixth out of 19 teams. (October 19, 2010, Page 8)
The Oxford High swim team didn’t fool around this past weekend at the North Half Swim Meet hosted by Clinton High, as the Lady Chargers placed first with 328 points and the Chargers placed fourth with 202 points.
Rounding out the top four spots in the girls rankings were Madison Central (255), Tupelo (254) and St. Joseph Catholic (222). On the boys’ side, Tupelo placed first with 446 points, followed by Madison Central (299.5) and St. Joseph Catholic (208). (October 19, 2010, Page 9)
Three touchdowns by Tylan Townsend proved to be the difference for the 6-7 Jets, as they topped the Steelers 33-27 in Oxford Park Commission football action on Monday night.
In one of the other 6-7 games, the Bears defeated the Cowboys 46-15. The Giants-Vikings and Chiefs-Jaguars scores were not provided.
In the 8-9 league, the Jets knocked off the Ravens 19-7, the Chiefs beat the Giants 32-12, the Raiders blanked the Cowboys 27-0 and the Steelers snuck by the Bears 12-6.
In the 10-12 league, the Giants shut out the Chiefs 20-0 and the Bears beatthe Cowboys 19-12. The Steelers-Jets score was not reported. (October 19, 2010, Page 9)
For the second week in a row, a Rebel middle blocker has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, when the league announced junior Regina Thomas as a winner of the weekly award on Monday.
Thomas helped lead Ole Miss (14-5, 8-2 SEC) to a pair of wins over the weekend including a 3-0 shutout of No. 12 LSU and a win over Arkansas. The victories put Ole Miss atop the SEC Western Division standings and second in the overall league standings halfway through conference play. The Texas native averaged 1.43 blocks per set on the weekend as she put down 10 blocks – a team-high five blocks in both sets – to help the Rebels run their win streak out to five consecutive matches. (October 19, 2010, Page 9)
In most parts of the world, he’s known as “Murphy.” In the Mississippi Delta, he’s “Murph” – but he still has his law that states that what can go wrong, will. Local columnist Jimmy Reed reflects on a duck hunting trip years ago when Murph was definitely a member of the hunting party. (October 19, 2010, Page 4)
Hal Ferguson writes to express his displeasure with former President Bill Clinton visiting last week, Dr. Jeff Evans writes in support of the school bond issue and says that local residents have a great opportunity and a great responsibility, and Jane Fraser writes to inform people that there’s help for those who stutter. (October 19, 2010, Page 4)
- James Carothers Sr. — 76, died Friday at his residence in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
- Rev. Eugene Eggerson Sr. — 58, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Tallatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
The Water Valley Blue Devils (7-2, 2-1) won convincingly Friday night in a very important Region 2-3A game against the South Pontotoc Cougars (4-5, 2-1) as a tenacious defense and well-executed special teams unit were the difference in the 38-14 Blue Devil victory. (October 18, 2010, Page 1B)