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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Jon Scott

OSD may get millions for land

The Oxford School District has received some multi-million-dollar bids on several tracts of land it owns near the Square. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Only In Oxford – Square Books

    Square Books has been a haven for authors and book aficionados since being founded by Richard and Lisa Howorth in 1979. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Sunday’s obituaries

      • Leving M. Beckham — 74, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Anchor Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • Janice Ann House Parker — 63, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the The Orchard Church Chapel. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at the church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

       (October 12, 2014, Page 3A)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        • Betty Fay Bowen — 79, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held this morning at Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Burial followed in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.
        • Sherrie Ann Tutor Darby — 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at her home in Pope. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
        • Janice House Parker — 63, died Thursday at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
        • Dorothy “Dot” Rebecca Bruce Terry — 85, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

         (October 10, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Thursday’s obituaries

          • Aline Faccini Alias — 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Services were held this morning at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, and followed by a private burial in Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is in charge of the arrangements. A reception will be held at the Clarksdale Country Club following the funeral. The family will arrive after the private burial.
          • Betty F. Bowen — 79, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service. The rest of the arrangements are incomplete with the funeral home.
          • Reba Fay Matsufuji — 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
          • David Daniel Perkins — 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Tallahatchie County Nursing Home in Charleston. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with burial to follow at Cold Springs Road Cemetery in Sardis.

           (October 9, 2014, Page 3A)

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            This week in Oxford history

            Back in 1995, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was about to begin a $22.6 million expansion, while in 1976, the town of Abbeville was born on Oct. 5. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Wednesday’s obituaries

              • Larry Joe Fogarty Sr. — 67, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held this morning at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville with interment following at Forrest Memorial Park.

               (October 8, 2014, Page 2A)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Earl “Poppie” Jones — 84, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Freddie Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening.
                • Curtis Wayne King — 62, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Jonesboro, Ark. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He will be buried in the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. High Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                 (October 6, 2014, Page 3A)

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                  The Grove Groove

                  After tens of thousands of Ole Miss fans spend a full day tailgating in the Grove on game day, crews with Ole Miss Landscape Services quickly move in to ensure the park-like setting is cleaned up by Sunday morning. They also focus on making sure the Grove remains healthy and beautiful all year long. Read more about the efforts that go into keeping the Grove green in today’s Sunday Focus. (October 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Parking meters bring in more than $50K

                    In its first full month of operation, Oxford’s new paid-parking system netted more than $53,000 in revenue, according to a report shared Friday with the Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission. (October 5, 2014, Page 3A)

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