Around 70 to 80 people gathered at Pine Flat United Methodist Church Wednesday night to take part in a community meeting dealing with recovery efforts from the EF-3 tornado and straight-line winds that struck Lafayette County on April 27. Officials discussed ways to contact and file claims with FEMA officials, as well as ways to handle debris left by the violent storm. (May 5, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County Schools accepted retirement from several teachers at Monday’s board meeting including Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology counselor Joy Thompson who shared her story about best moments and challenges in her career. (May 5, 2011, Page 2)
Kim Myrick Stasny, 55, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after complications from a brain tumor.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oxford University United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 3.
State legislators shared an update with the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and business leaders on Wednesday. A focus on education and mental health caused the most strain on planning of this year’s budget. (May 5, 2011, Page 5)
With May being Mental Health Month and this week being Children’s Mental Health Week, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the struggles we and our loved ones often have and our journeys to seek assistance. (May 5, 2011, Page 4)
Laura L. Bradley writes to tell of the Stone Glen neighborhood’s appreciation for Kenneth Mullin, while members of the Oxford Endowment for Public Education board write to thank the community for their support and list some of the projects that OEPE has funded recently. (May 5, 2011, Page 4)
Oxford School District Superintendent Kim Stasny was taken off life support this afternoon and died a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, after an unsuccessful surgery to remove a tumor in her brain. The staff of The Eagle is sorry for the loss to her family, district and community. (May 4, 2011)
Officials with the SWM/Blauer Co. say the uniform manufacturing plant will return to Oxford once their storm-ravaged factory is rebuilt after straight-line winds blew off its roof and tore down walls. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)
The American Red Cross has set up a central command station at the Northwest Chapter in Oxford. More than 50 volunteers have come to the area from around the country to help the victims of last week’s devastating storms. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is patrolling the Pine Flat and Yocona areas in hopes to ward of looters after a tornado last week left dozens of homes unsecured and personal items scattered about yards. (May 4, 2011, Page 2)