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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

What we want in school leader

About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Free-form art class allows for individualism

    The Corks and Canvases art class, held by the Art-to-Go LLC at The Powerhouse allows beginner painters the freedom to create whatever it is they dream up. (September 30, 2011, Page 1B)

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      Drug dealers face longer sentences

      Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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        Roller skating last Special Olympics event for 2011

        Athletes will take to the roller rink Friday morning at The Skate Place  in the last event for the Mississippi Area 4 Special Olympics for 2011. (September 29, 2011, Page 2)

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          The Pantry

          The community’s food bank, The Pantry, serves residents under age 65 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and those 65 and older from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays every week. Shoppers need to bring Social Security card and picture I.D. Donations to The Pantry, located at 917 Molly Barr Road, may be dropped off on Tuesdays. Volunteers are needed to assist shoppers, arrange food drives and help stock shelves with food. Volunteers must be scheduled with The Pantry manager at 832-8001. (September 28, 2011)

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            COUNTY TRANSIT AVAILABLE

            The Elderly and Disabled transportation service for Lafayette County residents is now available for persons 65+ years of age and for persons with a disability. Twenty-four hour notice is required to schedule a ride. RSVP is coordinating this transportation service for the county and rides are available Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule a ride, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (September 28, 2011)

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              Backpacks for Homeless

              Collecting used (cleaned) backpacks for the homeless. These backpacks will be filled with canned fruit and vegetables, granola bars and toiletry items to be donated to ICM for distribution. Backpacks on wheels are preferred and donations of food and toiletry items are also needed. All items can be dropped off at Lammons Jewelry, 1126 North Lamar in Oxford. (September 28, 2011)

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                GUIDED DEER, TURKEY HUNT

                The Oxford Exchange Club is sponsoring a raffle for a guided deer and turkey hunt on a 900-acre Lafayette County farm. The deer hunt is schedule for Dec. 1 to Jan. 15 (one buck and one doe). The turkey hunt is scheduled for March 1 to April 15, 2012, (one turkey). Both hunts are two days and one night. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $10 each or three for $20 and the drawing will be held at noon Nov. 17. Tickets can be purchased at Hunter’s Hollow or by calling Marti Stark at 236-1331, Kenny Graeber at 801-0678, Wayne Perkins at 801-2611 or Margaret King at 832-7546. The proceeds will benefit the Exchange Club Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and the Oxford Exchange Club community projects. (September 28, 2011)

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                  YAC wine tasting Postponed

                  The Oxford Tasting Society and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is postponing their second annual wine tasting event, Three Blind Wines, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18. (September 28, 2011)

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                    C.L.E.A.R. Core Fundraiser

                    The annual C.L.E.A.R. Core Inc. fish fry fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Taylor Community Center. The proceeds from the fundraiser will help fund annual scholarships. (September 28, 2011)

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