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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Melanie Addington

“Where I Begin” fundraiser

Powerhouse, 14th and University Ave. ”Where I Begin” fundraiser for Oxford Film Freak’s independent film and announcement
of Oxford’s new Film Fund. Live music, free food and Cathead Vodka.
Cash bar also available. Suggested donation $5. Raffle prizes also
available. E-mail whereibeginmovie@gmail.com for more information. (June 22, 2010)

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    UM creates new position to fight poverty

    The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a newposition designed to fight poverty in north Mississippi.

    UM is accepting applications for the Volunteer In Service to America — or VISTA — employee now. THis is a one-year, full-time position that includes free housing, a meal stipend, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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      Burton returns to open Miss Punkin’s

      Finding that special gift for that special someone may be easier now with the opening of Miss Punkin’s. Located on Highway 334, owner Emily Burton moved back of Oxford after owning a store in Olive Branch for two years. (June 21, 2010, Page 5)

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        UM creates new position to fight poverty

        The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a new position designed to fight poverty in North Mississippi.

        Currently taking applications, the Volunteer In Service To America — or VISTA — employee will be a one-year full time position that includes a living allowance, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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          Oxford’s trees offer more than shade

          A tree has its own memories — its own stories. If it could share its story, the magnolia tree in front of the U.S. Federal Building on Jackson Avenue could help solve a mystery of when it was planted. (June 18, 2010, Page 1B)

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            Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

            The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
            The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
            Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

             (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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              OHS among top 6 percent in nation

              Oxford High School was again rated one of the top schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. The school ranked higher this year, moving up from 1,300 to 1,112.

               (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Inspirational youngster gives hope for the future

                Staff writer Melanie Addington says we need to take positives out of the recent story about 16-year-old Abby Sunderland’s attempt to sail around the world rather than heap criticism on her and her parents. It’s hope for the future that makes Sunderland’s story one to read, Addington writes. (June 17, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Toyota restarts its engine

                  After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Juneteenth festival expands

                    After the success of the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Oxford last year, organizers of this year’s festival added a parade on Friday evening with the main event to be held on Saturday. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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