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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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We need to meet all veterans’ needs

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how we’ve dealt with our fallen military men and women through the years, and wonders why we don’t always seem to have as noticeable of a welcome back for returning servicemen and women. On Veterans Day, he urges us to take care of all of our veterans. (November 11, 2010, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    John-Ray Sockwell writes to thanks those who helped with his Eagle Scout project to build a fence at the Veterans Memorial Park, while J.M. Kiger writes to say that we need to find a way or certain times to allow pets to use Lamar Park. (November 11, 2010, Page 4)

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      Double Decker Bus Tour

      Trained docents will lead guided Double Decker bus tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The tours will go through Oxford and the University of Mississippi. Tickets can be purchased at Oxford City Hall prior to the tour or the day of the tour beginning at 10 a.m. in Skipwith Cottage. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for children 12 and under. Space is limited. For more information, call Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (November 10, 2010)

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        Oxford Holiday Market

        The Oxford Holiday Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. More than 40 retails and individual artists will participate. Other features include pictures with Santa, on site monogramming and gift wrapping. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased at Oxford City Hall or the Oxford Conference Center. For more information, contact Hayden Hiter with the Oxford CVB at 232-2367. (November 10, 2010)

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          Historical and Genealogical Society

          The Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society, formerly the Skipwith Society, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Genealogy Room of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. The free lecture will be given by certified genealogist Faye Miller Mitchell. The public is invited. (November 10, 2010)

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            Kennon Observatory Open House

            The Kennon Observatory will host a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will be able to use telescopes to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as the Pleiades, star clusters and colorful double stars. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (November 10, 2010)

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              Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild

              The Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Members are reminded to bring their name tags. (November 10, 2010)

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                Japanese Film Series

                The Japan Foundation and the Croft Institute for International Studies are hosting the sixth annual “Japan Foundation Film Series: Japanese Films of the 1960s.” The final film, “Kwaidan,” will be shown Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Malco Studio Cinema. This event is free and open to the public. (November 10, 2010)

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                  American Legion

                  American Legion, Post 55,  will meet Thursday at the Veterans Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (November 10, 2010)

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                    Grief Support Group

                    North Mississippi Hospice will sponsor a grief support group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens. The meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 234-0140. (November 10, 2010)

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