Lafayette County Master Gardener Susan Boehm writes about planning for the summer’s dry heat by planting native plants that are accustomed to living in the climate. She discusses the benefits of xeriscaping in addition to giving reminders and tips around gardening in the month of May. (May 7, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield, in honor of this week’s graduation at the University of Mississippi, takes a look back at the school’s first commencement exercises in 1849, a commencement without any graduates from the new school. (May 7, 2010, Page 2B)
In the lone Oxford Park Commission softball game on Thursday, the 9-10 year-old Dolphins were able to use six-run fourth and fifth innings to roll past Shiloh Creek Land & Timber16-8. (more…) (May 7, 2010, Page 8A)
Emmaus and Cursillo members and their prospective guests will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at a member’s home. In case of rain, the group will meet as usual at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Contact a member for location and directions. Ole Miss Strength Coach, Don Decker and his wife Stacy will be the special guests. Decker will present a message and discuss “How to be a Difference Maker.” Members are asked to bring several dishes. Drinks will be provided. (May 7, 2010)
The Oxford Endowment for Public Education will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First National Bank Boardroom to elect new board members and officers. OEPE members and persons interested in becoming members are invited to attend. For more information or to become a member, visit www.oxford.k12.ms.us/OEPE or call Monie Henderson at 513-4505. (May 7, 2010)
Local members of the Mississippi Nurses Association took a moment Wednesday reflect on their careers as part of the annual celebration of National Nurse’s Week. (May 6, 2010, Page 1)
Jaby Denton writes to comment on the Oxford School District building a softball facility for some $600,000 while the money might have been spent on classrooms. (May 6, 2010, Page 4)
- Thomas “Nute” Marion Edlin — 84, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Cambridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Henrietta Terrell-Smith — 89, of Oxford died Monday, May 3, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of The Living God in Thaxton. Burial will follow in the Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home with the family hour from 6 to 7.
Part of what makes Oxford High School athletics special is the amount of athletes that transcend boundaries and play multiple sports.
Over the course of the past 17 years, Oxford has won 13 Class 4A All-Sports Awards. On Tuesday, Oxford presented its athletes with various awards recognizing them for their accomplishments. (May 6, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Park Commission’s junior team tennis season came to an end Wednesday with the Volleys defeating Spinners 4-1. Gus Morgan won the lone singles match for the Volleys, defeating Ally Shinall 8-2. (more…) (May 6, 2010, Page 7)