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Sunday, July 5, 2015


Parallel parking becoming a lost art?

Very few Drivers’ Ed instructors teach parallel parking outside the classroom and inside the car any more and it’s long been dropped as the traditional ending to a driver’s road test. That’s obvious, Editor Don Whitten writes, when you watch drivers try to get in and out of parallel parking spots in and around Oxford. (September 3, 2010, Page 4A)

Weatherly very deserving of latest honor

Former Pontotoc High School and Ole Miss football standout Jim Weatherly, who followed his gridiron career with even more success as a singer and songwriter, will be honored with “Jim Weatherly Day” this weekend in his hometown of Pontotoc. Editor Don Whitten, a longtime Weatherly fan, tells why. (August 4, 2010, Page 4)

Census questions some households are facing

Have you returned your 2010 Census form? Have you gotten another one? What do you do now? Those are just a few of the questions Editor Don Whitten has after returning his census form – and then getting another one from the government. The local return rate still isn’t impressive, but maybe there’s a reason. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Clarice M. Winter Edwards — Services were held Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Gladys Mills — Services were held Sunday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
  • Zona Bell Waldrip — Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

 (February 1, 2010, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Jessie Louise Brown — Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Visitation is 6-7 this evening at Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
  • Arthur Lee Fondren Sr. — Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Gillion Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville.
  • William Henry Helm Jr. — Services are noon Saturday at Jackson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Bruce. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Rachel Barr McGee — Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
  • Minnie Vaughn — Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (January 8, 2010, Page 2A)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • William Henry Helm Jr. — Arrangements are incomplete with Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.
  • Kevin Jones Sr. — Services are noon Saturday at East St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Rachel Barr McGee — Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (January 7, 2010, Page 2)

Paper carriers often unknown, unappreciated

OPINION — If you still receive The Oxford EAGLE the classic way — in print — you might wonder, who’s the person who brings it to your door or driveway each day? Our carriers may often be unknown, but they’re a critical link in the process of getting the news to you each day. (January 7, 2010, Page 4)

Engagement announcement

CELEBRATIONS — Kathy Conaway to wed Joshua Wile Feb. 6 at Sand Springs Church in Hurricane. (January 6, 2010, Page 6)

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