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Container Vegetable Gardening

Barry Whitehouse, past president of the Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, will give a lecture on vegetable gardening in containers at the Master Gardener’s meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Service auditorium, 101 Veterans Drive. The public is invited. For more information, call 234-4451.
Since many do not have the space for a vegetable garden and/or are not interested in gardening, container gardens can be an alternative. By using containers you can fit the size and number of containers to meet your available space, time and your requirements for fresh produce. Whitehouse will discuss selection of containers, planting material, root system considerations and water and sunlight requirements. He will also discuss how to build containers and propagate plants. (March 1, 2011)

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    Church Women United

    Will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Hall. Program chairwomen are Polly Williams, Kathy Barnes and Ilona Wright. Arrangements are being made by Mary Queyja and Ann Philippi. The program is “Addressing the root causes of human trafficking.” (March 1, 2011)

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      Abbeville Board of Aldermen

      The Abbeville mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the new Town Hall. For more information, call 234-8588. (March 1, 2011)

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        Pilot Club of Oxford

        Will meet Thursday at University Catering. The club will meet at 6 p.m., while the club’s board will meet earlier at 5:30. (March 1, 2011)

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          Tuesday’s obituaries

          • Brenda Carol Avant — 57, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
          • Kenneth S. Beasley — 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Gulfport. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at noon.
          • Dot Malone Richardson — 80, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 this evening at the funeral home.

           (March 1, 2011, Page 2)

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            Hollis, Chandler pace U-12 Galaxy in win

            Nick Hollis and Neil Chandler combined for seven goals to lift the Under-12 Galaxy past the Tornados 9-5 in Oxford Park Commision youth soccer action Monday night. In the other U-12 boys game, Cole Calhoon netted all five of the Earthquake’s goals in a 5-0 victory over the Wizards. In the U-12 girls division, United tied the Crew 1-1 and the Tornados defeated the Galaxy 2-1.

            In the U-10 boys division the Tornados wrapped up the Sounders 4-3 and the Wizards topped the Crew 3-2.

            In the U-10 girls division, United snuck past the Galaxy 2-0 and the Earthquake beat the Crew 3-1. (March 1, 2011, Page 8)

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              Three Blue Devils honored

              Water Valley boys basketball players Walt McCullough, Matt Dalton and McKendrick Bounds were all named to the All-Region 2-3A team recently. (more…) (March 1, 2011, Page 9)

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                Melson, McFarland recognized by SEC

                Ole Miss senior Kayla Melson was named Second Team All-Southeastern Confernece and Valencia McFarland earned a spot on the conference’s All-Freshman team it was announced by the league on Tuesday. (more…) (March 1, 2011, Page 9)

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                  Frugality Is Fun

                  In this materialistic, card-swipe age, frugality and thrift are often ignored. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points to his upbringing and his Mama’s mindset as he writes that America’s sub-motto should be: Frugality is fun. (March 1, 2011, Page 4)

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                    The failed U.S. Postal Service

                    Guest columnist Paul L. Westerfield takes on the U.S. Postal service, noting that it seems more self-serving than providing a reasonably-priced and productive service. He cites junk mail, unions and overpaid leaders as problems that need to be solved. (March 1, 2011, Page 4)

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