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OMS Idol

Auditions were held last week for the first round of Oxford Middle School Idol. Of the 31 singers who auditioned, 12 were selected to move on to the next round: Ivy Abel, Walker Abel, Corley Beth Davis, Anne Hardy, Ansley Howell, Olivia Kincaid, Kenyetta Mathis, Ashley Mills, Rosemary Neilson, Marquazia Pegues, Annabel Terry and Zach Wadley. The second and third rounds will be held at 6 p.m. March 22 in the OMS cafetorium. Admission is $3. (March 9, 2011)

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    Free meal, clothing

    Rivers’ Hill Church of Christ will prepare and serve free meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 to the homeless and others in need in the community. The church will also have free articles of clothing available. The church is located on Highway 334. For more information, call the church at 236-2456. (March 9, 2011)

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      Long-Range Transit Plan

      Members of the public are invited to attend a  public meeting concerning MULTIPLAN 2035, the state’s 25-year outlook of transportation goals and objectives, hosted by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Citizens have until March 23 to make comments or provide suggestions concerning this statewide planning process. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 22 in the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Blvd.
      Issues addressed within the planning process include development and implementation of a multimodal transportation system, as well as connectivity between public transportation, non-motorized transportation, rail, commercial motor vehicle, waterway, and aviation facilities. MDOT staff members will be present at the meeting to discuss planning initiatives and receive comments from the public. All of the plans are also available for review at www.multiplan2035.com, where comments and questions may also be posted. (March 9, 2011)

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        Mobile Mammography Unit

        North Mississippi Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Oxford Medical Clinic, 2161 S. Lamar Blvd., on March 16. A screening mammogram is used to detect breast cancer in women with no current breast problems. The test can detect cancer before it can be found by physician examination or other methods of diagnosis. Screening mammograms are available through self-referral. The cost of a screening mammogram is $168. The results of the mammograms are read by NMMC radiologists, physicians who specialize in interpreting X-ray, ultrasound and other types of imaging studies. Appointments for all mammography services are scheduled in advance. To schedule a screening mammogram, call (662) 377-7982. (March 9, 2011)

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          Business plan seminar

          A free seminar designed to assist small business operators in preparing a business plan will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 16 at the University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center on the UM campus. The parts of the business plan are explained, i.e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, call 800-725-7232. (March 9, 2011)

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            Harvard Glee Club

            The 60-voice Harvard Glee Club, Harvard’s celebrated men’s chorus and the oldest college chorus in America, was founded in 1858 with the purpose of singing college songs and glees. The Spring 2011 Tour brings the Glee Club and its music to the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on March 19. The 8 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. (March 9, 2011)

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              Sacred Harp Singing

              The 31st annual Sacred Harp singing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the choral room of the University of Mississippi music building. Local singers will join with visitors from several states in this traditional musical and social event, begun in 1981 at Oxford City Hall. Local residents are invited to join in, and are asked to bring food dishes to help feed the out-of-town visitors at the “dinner on the grounds.” For more information, call Warren Steel at 236-5356 or Brenda Chafin Merritt at 234-1344. (March 9, 2011)

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                Small Pond Seminar

                Small pond owners, or those who want to be, have an opportunity to learn more about small pond management at a seminar presented by Keith Meals, fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The seminar will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery at Enid Lake on Saturday at 2 p.m. The hatchery is located off I-55 at Exit 233. The seminar is free with the price of admission. For more information, call 662-563-8068 or visit http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/. (March 9, 2011)

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                  Southern Living Plant Collection

                  A representative of the Southern Living Plant Collection will display and explain new plant introductions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Garden Center, 2500 University Ave. (March 9, 2011)

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                    Homebuyer Education Workshop

                    The Amos Network of Lafayette County will conduct its monthly HUD approved Homebuyer Education Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Magnolia auditorium at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. For more information, contact Janice F. Carr at 380-0662 or jfclegal@bellsouth.net. (March 9, 2011)

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