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2012 Green Week

Oxford & University Community
Green Week 2012
Schedule of events

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    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set next week

    The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory, next to the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue.
    The collection day is a time when everyone can safely dispose of items like pain, motor oil, batteries, old computers, household and lawn chemicals and their containers, tires, florescent bulbs, and pesticides. (April 13, 2012, Page 3A)

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      Foster parents needed

      Lafayette County has 36 children under the custody of the Department of Human Services, however there are only four foster families in Lafayette County. This and other facts were reported Thursday during a Child Abuse Prevention Month rally on the Square as a kick-off to Saturday’s Party in the Park event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Avent Park. (April 13, 2012, Page 2A)

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        Green Week begins Sunday

        This year’s Green Week is chock full of events to celebrate and promote sustainability and environmentally friendly living with tours of green buildings, yoga workshops, the opening of Insight Park on the University of Mississippi campus and much more. The week-long event begins Sunday at 5:30 with a vegetarian potluck dinner at Honey Bee Bakery. Read today’s EAGLE for a complete listing of events. (April 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Changes made to bus routes

          New student housing complexes may require some changes to OUT bus routes. The Red Route will change this summer thanks to the new Molly Barr Trails apartments. Read today’s EAGLE for more information. (April 12, 2012, Page 1)

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            Health expo for those 50+ on Thursday

            RSVP, Baptist Memorial Hospital and other senior organizations have come together to hold the 50+ Health and Wellness Expo from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center. Featured guests include Jackson chef Luis Bruno and IRS investigator Ashley Allen who do a self-defense demonstration. Entertainment will be provided by jazz/blues singer Effie Burt. (April 11, 2012, Page 3)

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              Abbeville man found safe

              A 77-year-old man from Abbeville, Wayne Parks Ward, is back at home after he was missing for more than 24 hours. Ward was found in Fair Oaks, Ark. after he flagged down a truck driver asking for directions. The truck driver contacted local police. (April 11, 2012, Page 2)

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                Looking for new ways to help

                The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County if offering Community Impact Grants for new, innovative ideas on how to improve health and human services in the LOU community. Deadline for the grant application is May 4. Visit www.unitedwayoxfordms.org for more information. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Abbeville man missing

                  The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a 77-year-old man who has been missing since noon Monday. Wayne Parks Ward of Abbeville left Memphis around noon and headed home but never arrived. Family says Ward has been somewhat forgetful in recent months. He is driving a white, Ford F150 with license plate number LY3490. Anyone with information should call LCSD at 234-6421. (April 10, 2012, Page 2)

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                    Student housing boon in Oxford

                    Two more large $36 million developments were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission that are geared to student living. The Retreat and Blackberry Hills developers both offered to donate $12,500 and $10,000 respectively to the Oxford University Transit system to be included on the bus route. Both developments are veering away from typical apartment complex settings and proposing more single-homes and townhouses. (April 10, 2012, Page 1)

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