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The Oxford University Transit Commission will meet at 2 this afternoon in the Oxford City Hall conference room. The agenda includes the election of new officers, a discussion of the Orange Line and monthly reports. (March 9, 2011)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Dr. J. Keith Mansel writes to express his concern about the location of the new Baptist hospital on Highway 6 West and the premature signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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      Onomatopoeia

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed found a way to jumpstart his literature class when teaching them about onomatopoeia — words that create a clearer meaning by suggesting certain sounds, or that can be used for rhetorical effect. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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        Tuesday’s obituaries

        • Joan Wray Campbell — 80, of Pope died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
        • David L. McCluskey — 54, of Banner died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

         (March 8, 2011, Page 2)

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          Calhoon, Morgan pace Tornados in win

          Led by six goals from Cole Calhoon and three from Josh Morgan, the Under-12 Tornados topped the Sounders 11-2 during Monday’s Oxford Park Commission soccer league action. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)

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            Oxford JV tennis falls to New Albany

            A visit from New Albany Monday at Avent Park didn’t turn out to be a positive for the Oxford JV tennis team. New Albany topped the Chargers 4-2 in matches, including three of four doubles matches. Callan Shinall earned the victory for the Chargers in boys singles, 6-3, 6-6 (7-2) over Dylan Mills. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)

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              LHS qualifies four for state meet

              Four Lafayette High lifters qualified for next month’s Class 4A state powerlifting meet with top three finishes this past weekend in the North Half meet held at Lexington-McClain. Lafayette finished tied third as a team in the event with 28 points. North Pontotoc also had 28 points. McClain won the overall North Half title with 44 points. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Mickey and Mary Smith write to recognize the city employees who help keep Oxford beautiful, while North Mississippi Regional Center Director Sandy A. Rogers writes to express the concern NMRC has about the possible relocation of the local hospital to a site west of Oxford. (March 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Monday’s obituaries

                  • Opal Thompson Martindale — 95, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at  2 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the funeral home.
                  • Jenks Maynard — 66, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in McIntosh County, Ga. Services will be held today in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
                  • Roger Ratliff — 65, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services were held this morning in the Coleman Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery, CR 444, in Oxford.

                   (March 7, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    Kendricks shines at Southern Miss

                    Oxford track standout Sam Kendricks set the pole vault record at Southern Miss over the weekend with a jump of 15 feet, 1 inch.  The Ole Miss signee accomplished the feat at the University of Southern Mississippi High School Invitational meet held Friday in Hattiesburg.  Kendricks set the record despite wet conditions and standing water on the runway. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)

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