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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

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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          Raising awareness of sexual assault

          Several events are planned for the LOU area this month to bring awareness to sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (April 9, 2012, Page 1)

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            Come show off quilts during Piecemakers’ anniversary

            The Oxford Piecemakers’ anniversary celebration will be held at 1 p.m. April 14 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. Community members are invited to bring a quilt to share with the others during a “Show and Tell” portion of the celebration. (April 6, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Bicyclists, motorists must learn to share the road

              Several months after new laws were passed to promote cyclist safety, some bikers still do not feel safe on many of the area’s roadways. (April 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Bike paths good for economy

                Since creating 7 miles of bike and walking paths around Oxford, local real estate developers have responded to investments in transportation alternatives by locating new housing developments along the existing paths. (April 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Young thespians learn art of acting

                  Actor Rhes Low is helping youngsters and teens refine their acting skills during weekly classes at The Powerhouse. (April 6, 2012, Page 1B)

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                    NMRC anticipates possible system changes

                    North Mississippi Regional Center may soon feel the effects of a report issued in December 2011 by the Department of Justice that found Mississippi was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by serving persons with intellectual disabilities at large residential facilities operated by the Department of Mental Health, rather than in smaller community settings. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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