Today’s “Your Turn” column, written by Ray Garrett, takes a look at all that our law enforcement officers do to protect us and encourages all to thank and honor members of law enforcement by attending Thursday’s Peace Officer Memorial Day activities Thursday on the Square. (May 12, 2015, Page 4)
Ottilie Schwarz Beatty — 71, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Joe Tonos officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Susie Lee Ivy — 89, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc. (May 11, 2015, Page 3)
Don’t look for reasons not to vote. Instead, look for reasons to go to the polls Tuesday to help select the next U.S. representative for this district. (May 11, 2015, Page 4)
Emma Tkachuck writes a “Your Turn” column today reminding us of the importance of summer reading activities for students and explaining the summer activities L.O.U. Reads has to help accomplish that. (May 11, 2015, Page 4)
Senior Nik Scholtz won his final home match in a Rebel uniform, but it was not enough as the No. 14 Ole Miss men’s tennis team fell to Columbia, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in the NCAA second round at the Palmer-Salloum Tennis Center. (May 10, 2015, Page 4B)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Ole Miss women’s tennis team dropped a heartbreaker, 4-3, to No. 12 Miami in the second round of the NCAA Championships at Neil Schiff Center on Saturday. (May 10, 2015, Page 4B)
We congratulate all involved — administrators, teachers, students and families — with helping Lafayette Upper Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School post high results in the third-grade reading assessment results released Friday, and encourage all to keep working to help students who didn’t pass on the first attempt to make the mark on an upcoming retest. (May 10, 2015, Page 4A)
Betsy Chapman writes to thank the Wilson Law Firm and City Grocery for their Sustainer Level sponsorships which help keep the Oxford City Market going. (May 10, 2015, Page 4A)
Lois Elizabeth Harmon Stevens — 88, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service beginning at noon at the funeral home.
Gordon R. Thetford — 66, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville with Hal Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin one hour before the service.
Ottilie Schwarz Beatty died Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Pensacola, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Lera Owen Jacobs — 93, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home and prior to the service on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.
Brenda Smith — 52, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford.
Lois Stevens — 88, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (May 8, 2015, Page 3A)