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Melanie Addington

Oxford makes plan for three days of area races

Registration is now open for Oxford’s first Endurance Weekend set for Aug. 13-15. With a mix of running and bike races as well as a triathlon, the weekend has a little something for every athlete – as well as those who just enjoy watching others compete. For information visit, http://oxfordenduranceweekend.racesonline.com(June 25, 2010, Page 2b)

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    UM research center gets $31.7M to expand

    The University of Mississippi has been awarded $31.7 million to expand the Thad Cochran Research Center, the primary research facility of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Lighting installed, power to be connected soon at boat landing

      Getting your boat into the water might be a little easier in the evening at Coontown Crossing boat dock at Sardis Lake from now on. Power is expected to be connected to the new lights that have been installed at the boat landing on Sardis Lake. (June 24, 2010, Page 2a)

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        UM mascot vote starts Monday

        To be a Rebel or not to be a Rebel is not the question. It’s more about what does a Rebel look like?

        That is what members of the University of Mississippi Mascot Selection Committee hope to answer this summer as they move into phase three of the selection process on Monday. (June 24, 2010, Page 1a)

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          Local Red Cross gets more responsibility

          Red Cross is cutting its 13 chapters in Mississippi down to five due to financial strain over the past two years but the change benefits Oxford by turning the local service station into one of the headquarters for the newly formed Northwest Mississippi Red Cross Chapter. Bebo Howell, the executive director of the local Red Cross office, said many details of the restructuring haven’t been determined. (June 24, 2010, Page 1a)

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            Parties, casting, music and a film fund

            OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Film Freak continues this week in discussing pre-production on the indie film that she co-wrote with Thomas L. Phillips. A party to raise funds for the film is being held at the Powerhouse from 6-8 pm on Friday with a special appearance by Reverend Robert Reed and Jimbo Mathus. (June 24, 2010, Page 10)

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              UM cuts July 4 funding

              The community’s annual 4th of July weekend celebrates the red, white and blue, but it’s the green – or lack thereof – that’s causing concerns this year. One-third of the funding was cut this year leaving organizers to rally for volunteers to help begin raising funds for next year. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Spring’s labor sprouts rewards

                After more than a year of planning and a spring of planting, the fruits of the community’s labor were on display Monday at the grand opening of Oxford’s Community Garden. (June 22, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Laney Mays to attend Governor’s School
                  • Dexter Lee wins Crouther Scholarship
                  • Felicity Flesher wins scholarships
                  • Six FFA members compete in state competition
                  • Free math workshops to be offerd at NWCC
                  • Bullying meeting in August
                  • Tailgate fundraiser set for Boys and Girls Club
                  • Locals make MSU honor rolls
                  • NWCC scholarships announced
                  • OHS honor roll

                   (June 22, 2010, Page 5, 12)

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                    Pathways Commission hopes to woo conference

                    The Oxford Pathways Commission is putting together an application to bid for the Safe Routes to School national conference that would bring 600 attendees from across the country to Oxford in August 2011. (June 22, 2010, Page 2)

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