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A state Lotto can make people rich in education

How many times have you heard, “If I win the lottery I would …”?

Chances are, if you are from Mississippi, not very often. I grew up in Florida and turning 18 meant one thing — being able to play the lottery. It was one of the first things I did on my way to work on my birthday. I bought both a scratch off and a Florida Lotto ticket and, although I did not win that week’s lotto (or any week’s), the excitement was just as fun.

As a student, the lottery would be a great benefit for myself and my classmates. The game’s main purpose — besides allowing those lucky few to win large amounts of money — is to fund programs for education. With the current budget cuts and the rise in price of education, a lottery could help many students and schools with extra funding that is so desperately needed by many. (October 15, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    • Malinda Brooks-Brister — 77, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Memphis. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Eugene Eggerson — 58, died Thursday at his residence in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

     (October 15, 2010, Page 2A)

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      Tie breaker gives Volleys the win

      The Oxford Park Commission’s Volleys defeated the Spinners on Thursday thanks to a tie-breaker (fewest games lost).

      The Volleys claimed both singles points thanks to wins by Ryan Mounce and Barrett Childress. The Spinners bounced back in the two doubles matches. Will Carter and Cole Grafton claimed the No. 1 doubles match, while Austin Haynes and Eli Abel combined to claim the second doubles match. (October 15, 2010, Page 7A)

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        Spirits of Oxford

        On Oct. 22, as darkness descends upon St. Peters Cemetery, the ghosts of Oxford famous and infamous will come alive to tell their stories as the Spirits of Oxford returns for performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the tourism office at Oxford City Hall, Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Proceeds will benefit the historic Cedar Oaks home. For more information, call Linda MacCormack at 234-1292. (October 15, 2010)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Anne Steel writes to give an update on an earlier informal study of the number of discarded cans and bottles she picked up near the Square – and things are any better, while Ken McGraw writes to tout Travis Childers as the choice for those who want an “independent” candidate. (October 15, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Pajama Drive

            The Junior Auxiliary of Oxford is collecting new pajamas for the children of Oxford and Lafayette County. The drive will take place Saturday. Drop off locations are at Chick-Fil-A from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (receive a free spicy chicken sandwich with donated pajamas at this location), and JC Penney and Peas and Carrots, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pajamas are needed in children’s sizes small-extra large. For more information, call 607-1602. (October 15, 2010)

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              ARRL Day in the Park

              The ARRL Mississippi Section and the University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold an ARRL-approved Hamfest, “ARRL Day in the Park,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Lyceum, located at the end of University Avenue. The program will also feature a tour of the National Center for Physical Acoustics to look at some of the latest mine detection equipment and research. Tours of the Lyceum will also be provided by the University’s Column Society. For more information, visit the website at www.w5ums.org. (October 15, 2010)

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                Evening of Opera Scenes

                The Department of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble presents an evening of opera scenes centered around the classic opera theme of death and tragedy, except with a few twists. This year’s scene program features concert version, semi-staged works from “L’elisir D’Amore,” “Otello,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Tosca,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Candide” and many more. The program is sure to delight  seasoned music lovers and amateur listeners alike.

                The scenes are supported by collaborative pianist, Amanda Johnston and directed by Julia Aubrey. The scenes are suitable for a general audience. Dates are Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Tickets are available through the UM Box Office on-line or by calling 915-7411. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call Julia Aubrey at 915-1280. (October 15, 2010)

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                  Evening of Opera Scenes

                  The Department of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble presents an evening of opera scenes centered around the classic opera theme of death and tragedy, except with a few twists. This year’s scene program features concert version, semi-staged works from “L’elisir D’Amore,” “Otello,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Tosca,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Candide” and many more. The program is sure to delight  seasoned music lovers and amateur listeners alike.

                  The scenes are supported by collaborative pianist, Amanda Johnston and directed by Julia Aubrey. The scenes are suitable for a general audience. Dates are Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Tickets are available through the UM Box Office on-line or by calling 915-7411. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call Julia Aubrey at 915-1280. (October 15, 2010)

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                    NAMI Connection

                    NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness, will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. For more Information, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (October 15, 2010)

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