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Friday, October 31, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

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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                  Family Fall Fest, Rummage sale

                  St. Andrews United Methodist Church, located on North 16th Street (across from the cemetery), will host its third annual Family Fall Festival and Rummage Sale on Oct. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast items will be available for purchase. Several children’s games will be available outside, including face painting and a cake walk, beginning at 9:30. Lots of candy and prizes will be available for children. At 10, an auction of larger items will be held. A bake sale and Christmas craft items will also be available for purchase. Donated rummage sale items should be marked with price stickers and may be left at the fellowship hall Monday through Friday, five days prior to the festival only. No clothing items. All proceeds will go to the St. Andrews UMC building fund.  This event is open to the public. (September 28, 2011)

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                    Choral Patrons Yard, Bake Sale

                    The Oxford Choral Patrons will hold its second annual yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 in front of the Oxford High School, 222 Bramlett Blvd. The yard sale will include household items, furniture, baby supplies, clothing and much more. Anyone interested in donating toward the yard sale or bake sale can drop off items at OHS between 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Proceeds will support OHS Choral activities during 2011-12. For more information about the choral program and the Choral Patrons Booster Club, go to the OHS website from the District page, www.oxford.k12.ms.us, and look under “Electives.” (September 28, 2011)

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