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Monday, July 28, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

For more information, e-mail oxfordrespite@ms.metrocast.net. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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    Fire strikes bowling alley

    An early morning fire left The Lanes bowing alley and Brass Monkey bar and grill destroyed — and Oxford residents without water.

    The combination of a high-profile fire and lack of water made for hectic start of the day for emergency responders and hundreds of the city’s residents.

    The cause of the city’s water problem started hours before the fire, when a Chevy Tahoe ran off Molly Barr Road at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck an electric pole, knocking it down, according to city officials. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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      Wright’s mother hopes to raise reward money

      Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.

      Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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        Fathers, daughters go on date at Chick-fil-A

        A red carpet was rolled out guiding  fathers and daughters into Chick-fil-A between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday during the Daddy Daughter Date Night event.

        Dads and daughters sat in a specially marked-off area of the restaurant that was covered in balloons. Daughters were each given a red rose.

        Place mats with conversation starters for the dads were at each table with suggestions like “Tell a favorite childhood memory of yours; Share how your daughter is like her mom; Say what you love about your wife; Share a dream you have for your daughter.” (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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          UM ROTC cadet earns high honor

          Army ROTC cadet Gabriel Weiss achieved what fewer than 50 cadets a year achieve when he was awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this summer.

          The award is one of the highest awards that can be given to a ROTC cadet. (September 20, 2010, Page 3A)

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            Group helps Ghana’s needy

            A team of medical personal and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church members traveled to Ghana, Africa, last month where they administered medicine for the bodies and ministered to their spirits.

            The 13-member team consisted of two nurses, a nurse practitioner and a dentist. Other team members included Bible school teachers, support staff, a minister and team leader, Hollis Crowder.

            (more…) (September 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Taking a look back at great Rebels of the past

              “Rebel Rewind: Where are they Now?” is a half-hour documentary by associate professor Brad Shultz that features some of the University of Mississippi’s top sportsmen, including Larry Grantham, Jake Gibbs, Ben Williams, Billy Ray Adams and former basketball standout, John Stroud. Ole Miss alumnus and ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin hosts the documentary. (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Reward offered in hunt for panty thief

                The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a panty-raiding perpetrator that has local law enforcement officers scrambling to calm the fears of women in Oxford and Lafayette County.

                Since July, an unknown suspect has been on the loose, breaking into young women’s homes and stealing their unmentionables.

                All together, the Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department have reported about a dozen burglaries where all that was taken was the female occupants underwear or lingerie. Most of the break-ins have occurred in the city with about two occurring in the county. (September 17, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Poor need more access to legal services

                  More attorneys need to offer their time to provide pro bono — or free — services to the poor.

                  That’s just one of several recommendations outlines in the recently released report from the Access to Justice Commission which summarizes findings of five public hearings held around Mississippi.

                  (more…) (September 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Officials agree dead tree must be removed

                    A limb from the large water oak on the east side of the Lafayette County Courthouse fell at about 5:30 Saturday morning onto the wrought-iron fence the surrounds the courthouse. The weight of the limb was so heavy that about 2 feet of the fence buckled, looking as though a car had slammed into it instead of a tree limb.

                    Now Oxford and Lafayette County officials are scrambling to get the large tree that has provided cool shade on the Square since William Faulkner was a youngster removed before another limb — or the entire tree — falls. (September 16, 2010, Page 1)

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