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MS Walk

The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold Walk MS in Oxford on Saturday. More than 150 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $15,000. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future.
Participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Be a volunteer or top fundraiser. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. with check-in at 8 a.m. at Lamar Park. No registration fee is required to participate. Instead, each participant is asked to set a personal fundraising goal. Those who raise $100 or more will receive an official MS Walk T-shirt. Participants who go above and beyond will be eligible for other prizes. Walk MS is a three-mile walk with door prizes, snacks and encouragement from volunteers. To participate or volunteer, visit www.walkmsmississippi.org; or contact Angie Jackson at (601) 856-5831 or e-mail angie.jackson@nmss.org. (April 14, 2011)

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    Homecoming Fundraiser

    Homecoming Fundraiser Team 3 is taking orders for smoked Boston butts for Easter. Butts are cooked per order and cost $30 each. Proceeds will benefit the Springfield M.B. Church in Abbeville. To place an order, call Oran or Phyllis Jewell at 202-5196 or 236-4627, Kenny or Kim Buford at 832-0085 or 832-7419 or Vickie Evans at 801-2895. Orders will be taken until Friday. (April 14, 2011)

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      VFW Bingo

      VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley will host bingo on Friday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., sales starting at 6 and the first of 24 games beginning at 7. Players must be at least 18 years old. Bingo is held at the home of the post at 11535 Highway 315 just west of Water Valley. (April 14, 2011)

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        Choral Concert

        The University of Arkansas Little Rock Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Bevan Keating, is the flagship ensemble of the UALR choral program. They will perform a wide variety of distinctive choral literature chosen from all periods of music history, both a cappella and accompanied, at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. The public is invited to attend the free concert at 7 p.m. Friday. (April 14, 2011)

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          Karaoke

          The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and  singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (April 14, 2011)

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            Yard Sale Benefit

            A yard sale to benefit the Hope For Africa program will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 303 Williams Ave. All proceeds will go towards HFA’s projects, including education of Ugandan students and community-based livestock programs. (April 14, 2011)

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              OHS Play

              The Oxford High School Theater Department will stage “Firebugs” at 7:30 nightly, staring this evening and continuing through Saturday, in the Kayla Sue Mize Auditorium at OHS. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance at OHS or at the door. (April 14, 2011)

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                ‘Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond’

                The Croft Institute presents a special lecture, “Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond,” by Michael Hastings and Elise Jordan at 7 this evening in Croft 107. Hastings has reported on Afghanistan and Iraq for Newsweek and other journals since 2005. His article, “The Runaway General,” led to the Obama Administration’s firing of General McChrystal, and just won the George Polk Award for the best journalism article in 2011. Jordan is writer and commentator who travels frequently to Afghanistan and Iraq. She has worked as a speech writer for Condoleeza Rice, and at the National Security Council, where she focused on strategic communications in Afghanistan and Iraq. The lecture is free and open to the public. (April 14, 2011)

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                  University Greys

                  The University Greys Camp No. 1803, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ole Miss Catering, located on Heritage Drive behind Applebee’s. The program will be presented by Edwina Carpenter on the Brice’s Cross Roads National Battlefield site and the battle of Brice’s Cross Road. Carpenter is the ranger in charge of the battlefield. All those interested are invited. For more information, call William Hooper, camp commander, at 816-0281. (April 14, 2011)

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                    Oxford Kiwanis Club

                    Will meet at noon Wednesday at the Oxford University Club on North Lamar Boulevard. Guest speaker Ashley Parker will discuss “Excellence in Literacy Instruction.” For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-0299. (April 14, 2011)

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