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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lucy Schultze

Integration leader dies at 79

The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Sacred Harp Singing

    PHOTOS — Singers from several states gathered for the 30th annual all-day Sacred Harp singing Sunday on the Ole Miss campus. (March 15, 2010, Page 1)

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      Firearms dealer opens in Oxford

      Attorney Nathan Yow has recently opened Mississippi Auto Arms in the High Cotton building just off the Square. He’s specializing in tactical accessories, magazines, semi-automatic pistols, rifles, shotguns, suppressers and National Firearms Act items. (March 15, 2010, Page 6)

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        Walk MS

        The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is sponsoring at three-mile walk March 27 at Oxford’s Pat Lamar Park. Participants can begin checking in at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10. To register or volunteer for the event, visit walkmsmississippi.org or contact Angie Jackson at (601) 856-5831 or angie.jackson@nmss.org(March 15, 2010)

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          Building a Web site that we’ll use, too

          Senior Staff Writer Lucy Shultze, in conjunction with Web designer John Herren, has been one of the driving forces behind the EAGLE’s new Web site, and even she’s been a bit surprised at how much she is using the features of the new site even after reading most of the paper while at work. (March 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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            A workday spent in sparkling company

            A CONVERSATION WITH — Sure, we’ve had some wet, gray weather lately. But when your workplace is a sparkly, shiny, colorful wonderland of treasures — well, it doesn’t get to you so much. That’s the case for Donna Vinson, who’s now in her 20th year at Oxford Floral Co., where she oversees the bridal registry. (March 11, 2010, Page 3A)

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              Spring Fest & Open Car Show

              The Sardis Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Delta Street Rodders host the Second Annual Spring Fest & Open Car Show April 3 on Main Street in Sardis. This year’s event is being sponsored by First Security Bank, The Hide Group, Sardis Woman’s Club and Terry Williams Logging. There will be a variety of food vendors, 50′s and 60′s music, arts-and-crafts and more. For more information on the car show, call 662-934-6189 or 662-934-4134. For vendor information, call 662-609-2159. (March 10, 2010)

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                Andrew Bryant with Cory Taylor Cox

                A live performance of the dirty country sounds of Andrew Bryant with Cory Taylor Cox & The Time Machine and special guests The Gunslingers from Memphis is set for 10 p.m., Thursday, March 11, at Two Stick Sushi Bar on the Oxford Square. (March 10, 2010)

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                  Bob Tompkins Oil Painting Workshop

                  Well-known Mississippi artist Bob Tompkins is coming to Oxford to conduct a three-day oil painting workshop. Tompkins teaches in the style of the Old Masters with still-life setups and his work can be viewed at www.bobtompkinsstudio.com. Cost is $300 per person. Space is limited and may be reserved with a deposit check of $100. Call 234-7789 for more information and address to mail check. Painter’s Palette is located at 125-B Heritage Drive. (March 10, 2010)

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                    Bruce Greenwald on Value Investing

                    Lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Farley 202 (Auditorium). Billed by The New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” Bruce Greenwald shares his insights on the fundamentals of value investing. He is considered an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.

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