- Rubye Bunkley — 91, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- The Rev. John H. Ford — 90, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
- Mildred Quarles — 79, died Saturday, March 13, 2010. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jordan Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in Jordan Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Christ Temple CME Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
NASCAR — While sports news outlets across the country have been reporting on the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski saga, Kyle McElhaney is taking his own look at the situation: He’s on the side of Edwards and NASCAR. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)
An original art show, “Outdoor Imagination,” featuring the work of young artists from Imagination Station of Water Valley, opens at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education at Enid Lake on Saturday. A reception at 1:30 p.m. kicks off this first day of spring event that showcases works that explores the connection between art and nature.
About 125 pieces created by the youngsters including drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage and paintings are included in the show. The youngsters range in age from 6 to 16.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east. For more information about this and other programs call 662-563-8068 or visit the Web site at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH. (March 18, 2010)
Cancer survivors and current cancer patients are invited to a banquet that will be held prior to the Relay for Life event at Oxford High School on April 30. A survivor tent and other activities to honor them will be held during the annual cancer fundraiser and awareness event that will take place from 6 p.m. April 30 to 6 a.m. May 1. Survivors and patients are asked to contact Sheila Gall at either 513-3235 or at email@example.com. (March 18, 2010)
Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will host a free public viewing of the sky Friday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Participants will observe the Moon, Mars and other objects of interest. Viewers may get a glimpse of Saturn after 9. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy or rainy, there can be no observation. In that case, some physics demonstrations will be available for viewing for those interested. Families and children are welcome. (March 17, 2010)
Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and a professor in the University of Mississippi school of journalism, marks an important week in discussing opening government and meetings by writing about problems and solutions in the state and country for public records and public access. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers the appreciation, reverence and honor given to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem during his younger days and contrasts that with the reaction to the pledge or the anthem at times these days. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)
- William Van Brewer — 93, died Monday, March 15, 2010. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
- Ruby Bunkley — 91, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Bonnie Chisholm Eakes — 92, died Monday, March 15, 2010. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel in Philadelphia. Burial will follow in Cooks Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
A Spring Break roadtrip to Cleveland resulted in a 5-2 win for the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team Tuesday. LHS scored three runs in the top of the sixth and then two more runs in the seventh to post the victory. (more…) (March 17, 2010, Page 8A)
FISHIN’ WITH CHICK — Ive had several interesting comments and suggestions about my fishing report. My favorite of those came from a friend of mine, Phil Ferguson, the former head football coach at Bruce and Tupelo. He suggested that we rename the article “Following Phil’s Boat,” and I admit there is a lot of truth in that. (March 17, 2010, Page 8A)