- Leslie Chapman — 38, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- WATER VALLEY — Martha Helen Woodall Dickey – 90, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks in Water Valley, with Bro. David Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
- Moses Phillips — 82, died July 31, 2010 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church, with the Rev. Eric Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Tommie Lee Redmond — 61, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Chicago. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building. Burial will follow in the Tobby Tubby Church Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Netta Taylor — 70, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
The Oxford Park Commission offers a variety of instructional programs for the community. OPC registrations for instructional programs will start Monday, Aug. 9, and continue through Aug. 27. OPC offers classes for the whole family. Some of the classes OPC offers include tennis, gymnastic, yoga, fitness, karate, fencing, fun & fit gymnastic, ballet and belly dancing. Register online at website www.oxfordparkcommission.com or at the OPC administration office at 310 S. 15th St. For more information, call Program Director Mike Young at 232.2391. (August 5, 2010)
Everybody knows how Anthony Hart’s Lafayette Commodore football team is going to try and win games. After rushing for over 4,000 yards en route to a Class 4A championship game appearance last season, the Commodores make it no secret they will rely heavily on the run game again this season.
To have success in November, Hart knows he has to work his team hard in early August. While across town the Oxford Chargers waited until Wednesday to practice in pads, LHS has been in shells since Saturday when they went through a scrimmage. The Commodores had another one schedule for today. (August 5, 2010, Page 6)
I am passionate about football. The August heat reminds me of long, hot two-a-day practices. There is nothing like the smell of the field after it has been mowed and freshly painted before the first game. I have always enjoyed the excitement within the community as everyone counts down the days to the first ballgame.
Since I am no longer coaching, I have been able to shift my enthusiasm to Ole Miss football. Needless to say, I have been very interested in all of the media attention surrounding the transfer of the new quarterback. I am never surprised by what commentators, sportswriters and fans say and rarely surprised at what their motivation is
A fan of another SEC school probably thinks Jeremiah Masoli shouldn’t be allowed to walk on at Ole Miss. It might be said that Kirk Herbstreit’s love for Ohio State keeps him from being able to say anything positive about the SEC. A sportswriter may decide that the way to sell an article is to be critical of Houston Nutt and his decision. (August 5, 2010, Page 6)
Jason Plunk urges local officials, including the mayor, Board of Aldermen and the alcohol task force, to take a “fair and impartial” approach when gathering information and making a decision concerning Sunday sales of alcohol. (August 5, 2010, Page 4)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veteran’s Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (August 5, 2010)
Meets at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. David Smith will speak on efforts to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis in Mississippi. Members may bring guests. (August 5, 2010)
Meets at noon on Wednesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish and Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Lena Wiley, director of Interfaith Compassion Ministries, will update its activities. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (August 5, 2010)
His Harvest Ministries is hosting a VBS/Back-to-School Bash at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sandra C. Mullen Family Life Center, at 3 CR 104. Fun, food and games will be feature, and school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are urged to bring their children to help celebrate the children as they go back to school. For more information, call 236-7477. (August 5, 2010)
The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival concludes Saturday. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)