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Jon Scott

Everyday Hero – Tiffany Bensen

The Oxford Community Garden Association provides a space for members to come together and garden with others in the community, but with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Up to the challenge is garden manager Tiffany Bensen, who has been with the organization since its conception, first as treasurer before settling into her current post three years ago. Bensen is this week’s Everyday Hero. (October 31, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    • Patrick Arthur Huggins — 62, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Artesia General Hospital Emergency Room. Visitation was held Wednesday at Terpening & Son Mortuary in Artesia, N.M. No additional service plans have been scheduled.
    • Max Lee Waldrop — 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.
    • Mary Elizabeth Wylie — 92, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services were held Oct. 20 at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood and graveside services were also held that day at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of graveside service.

     (October 31, 2014, Page 3A)

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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • Ethel Mae Wilson Austin — 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford, with visitation to follow from 5 to 7 at the church.
      • Ila Jewel Johnson — 99, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home. Services were held Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
      • Ava Carroll Overton Waller — 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Visitation will be in Fellowship Hall East of the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral service that day. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

       (October 30, 2014, Page 3A)

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        This week in Oxford history

        From discussions about expanding Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ole Miss in 1995 to William Faulkner announcing his upcoming air show in 1935, this week contained several notable events. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Ethel Mae Wilson Austin — 80, died Tuesday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Robirta Mae Gipson — 95, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at East St. Peters in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
          • Carl Neely — 54, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley.

           (October 29, 2014, Page 2A)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Mandy Lovelace Calvert — 54, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Acree Hill Cemetery in Panola County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
            • Peggy Joy Tutor Hogan — 73, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
            • Elizabeth Nichols Shiver — 82, died on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Thursday at St.Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, with visitation being one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

             (October 28, 2014, Page 3)

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              Harker hands out balloons

              Jaime Harker collected a handful of colorful balloons as a friend filled them with helium in the parking lot of Big Bad Breakfast this past Friday. Then she walked down a line of people as long as one you’d see at an amusement park and handed the balloons out to the children and adults waiting for a sweet treat from the Big Gay Ice Cream pop-up truck, which was sitting in the Mid-Town Shopping Center parking lot on North Lamar Boulevard, which is where The Dart landed last week. (October 27, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Jimmy Glen Aron — 66, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                • Elizabeth Nichols Shiver — 82, died Sunday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                 (October 27, 2014, Page 2A)

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                  Sunday Focus – School board candidates

                  Voters will elect one new member to the Oxford School Board and the Lafayette County School Board. Meet the candidates running for these two positions. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Only in Oxford – Lafayette County Courthouse

                    The Lafayette County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the Oxford Square and has served as the center of county government for more than 150 years. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)

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