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Shiloh Creek nips Cardinals

Thanks to a five-run fourth, Shiloh Creek Land & Timber was able hold on for a 6-3 win over the Carol Dorsey Studio Cardinals in Oxford Park Commission 9-10 year-old softball action Tuesday night. (more…) (May 18, 2010, Page 10)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Sarah Herrien Kyser — 86, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Alabama. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
    • Alma Roger Smith — 92, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 this afternoon and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge or arrangements.
    • James Smith — 93, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
    • Jonathan Lee Turner — 47, died Thursday, May 13, 2010. A graveside service was held Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.

     (May 17, 2010, Page 2A)

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      Three Blue Devils place at state track meet

      Three Water Valley Blue Devils helped grab eight points at Friday’s Class 3A state meet at Pearl. (more…) (May 17, 2010, Page 3B)

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        Class 4A state track meet to resume today

        Rain shortened Saturday’s Class 2, 4 and 6A meets at Pearl High School. The meets were scheduled to resume today at 2.
        Lafayette’s girls and boys were competing in the meet Saturday and had some athletes finish before the rains canceled the meet. (more…) (May 17, 2010, Page 3B)

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          Dalrymple Lecture

          A three-legged stool doesn’t wobble. But four-legged stools often teeter because the tips of their legs don’t lie in the same plane. This phenomenon of dependent sets, first theorized 75 years ago, is the focus of the 16th Dalrymple Lecture in Mathematics, set for 5:30 p.m. Friday  at the University of Mississippi. James Oxley, who holds an alumni professorship at Louisiana State University, is to deliver the address, which is free and open to the public in the Student Union Ballroom.

          An internationally renowned mathematician from Australia, Oxley earned his doctoral degree from Oxford University. He has published more than 120 research papers in mathematics and authored the book “Matroid Theory,” considered the standard text in the field. Oxley plans to discuss geometry and network theory, as well as matroids, a common theory of dependence that applies to both.

          For more information or for assistance related to a disability, contact James Reid at 662-915-7437. (May 16, 2010)

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            Slowing down for fleeting moments

            GENERATIONS COLUMN – Between the time I spend working at Square Books and Fotino’s and keeping up with my homework, I don’t have a lot of spare time I can spend hanging out with with family.  (May 14, 2010, Page 1B)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Harold Prestage writes to answer national columnist Helen Thomas’ question about who Republican congressmen are representing. (May 14, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Friday’s Obituaries

                LUCILLE GARDNER – 92, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Free Springs C.M.E. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

                GARY BROWN HAIRE – 56, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Meridian. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Cemetery in Velma, with the Rev. Freddie Moorman officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

                BROWN SULLIVAN – 63, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his residence in Bruce. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with Bro. Billy Hill and Bro. Paul Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Parker Cemetery in Bruce. Visitation is from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. (May 14, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Boise State added as 2011 OM season opener

                  Ole Miss enhanced the season ticket package for the 2011 season with the addition of Boise State to the slate in the opener.
                  Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone announced the move on Thursday. (May 14, 2010, Page 6A)

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                    OPC’s Royals have offensive explosion against Cardinals

                    Offense was the name of the game for the Sharp Insurance Royals in their 15-6 win over the Rozier Hayes Cardinals in the Oxford Park Commission’s 13-14 year-old league Thursday night. In the other 13-14 game, the Bancoxford Insurance Services Cubs beat the Hampton Inn Twins 8-5.

                    In the 9-and-Under league, the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox doubled up the Plein Air Royals 8-4, while the Bert’s Plumbing Reds topped the Smith Building Supply Twins 9-7. In the 10-and-Under league, the Morgan White Insurance Rays beat the Hampton Inn hotel Cardinals 7-5, the First National Bank of Oxford Braves pounded the Rock Star Taxi Yankees 17-0, while the Morgan White Rays edged the Hampton Inn hotel Cardinals 7-5. Winning by forfeit in the league were the Red Sox over the Yankees.

                    In two 11-12 games, the Orioles edged Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rays 7-6, while the McKeeson Royals pounded the Gilliland Orthodontics Yankees 17-2. (May 14, 2010, Page 7A)

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