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)
Meets at noon at Ole Miss Catering, located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speakers are Hollis Green and Mary-Kathryn Millner, co-directors of Oxford Conference Center. Members and guest are invited. For more information, e-mail info@exchangeclubofoxford or visit www.exchangeclubofoxford.org. (March 17, 2010)
EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team accepted a bid to play in the WNIT and will travel to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Samford Thursday. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
The Lafayette County Extension Service will conduct private applicator training for certification or re-certification at 10 a.m. March 30. Training will be held in the Lafayette County Extension Auditorium at 101 Veterans Drive. There is a $10 charge for each person who wishes to be certified. This must be paid the day of the class. Bring a check or money order only, made out to MSU-CMREC. For more information, call Jon Ruscoe at 234-4451. (March 16, 2010)
On Saturday and Sunday, the eighth annual River City Jack Russell Terrier Trial will take place at John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis. RCJRT is an affiliate club for the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America who in turn is an affiliate for the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain.
The JRTCA is a working breed club. The highest honors are given to dogs that maintain the working ability for which the Jack Russell was originally bred. Concessions will be available both days. For more information including a trial flyer & entry forms please go to www.rivercityjrtclub.com/. (March 15, 2010)