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Letters to the Editor

Patti C. Harris writes to ask if the change voters were looking for has happened, and she urges people to take a closer look at everything before they vote again in November. (September 20, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Shoe Box Gifts Kick Off

    Oxford kids, families and volunteers will host a celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the operation Christmas Child Relay Center at Calvary Baptist Church on CR 207 to kick off the expected 3,500 shoe box gifts to be collected from Oxford residents for hurting children worldwide.

    For thousands of shoe boxes — filled with toys, school supplies and necessity items — this will be the first stop on their journey. The shoe boxes are then hand-delivered to hurting children around the world. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (662)801-8511 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 15-22. (September 20, 2010)

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      United States Marine Band Concert

      For more than two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been part of the events that have shaped our nation. As “The President’s Own,” its omnipresent role has made it an important thread in the fabric of American life.

      Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its primary mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

      The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry.

      As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

      Patrons may get tickets (limit four per request) at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to UM Box Office, Attn: US Marine Band Tickets, 301-B Student Union, University, MS 38677. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m. (September 20, 2010)

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        Zumba Class

        Zumba is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning fitness party. Do you want to sweat without all the hard work? Then come join the Zumba party at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. $2 per person and everyone is invited to attend every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 28. (September 20, 2010)

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          Nature Reading

          Ann Fisher-Wirth, American poet and scholar of Oxford, will be the guest speaker for this Friday evening’s Nature Reading at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Antebellum Home at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs. The event is free and open to the public.

          Fisher-Wirth’s third book of poems, “Carta Marina,” appeared from Wings Press in April 2009. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the environmental studies minor. She also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is currently editing an ecopoetry anthology with Laura-Gray Street and so she will talk about contemporary American ecopoetry to start the program. A discussion will be held at the end of the program. Registration is required by calling 662-252-1155 or e-mail kboyle@aududon.org. For more information, visit http://strawberryplains.audubon.org. (September 20, 2010)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            • John L. Cherry —  77, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
            • Edith Lucille Dickey —  71, of Water Valley died at her home on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Elam Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
            • Susan Varas Hannah, 64, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
            • Harry K. Jennings — 85, died Friday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

             (September 19, 2010)

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              Artists on Art Lecture Series

              Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending the second and final Artists on Art lecture at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series is presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!

              September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.

              The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073.

               (September 19, 2010)

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                Artists on Art Lecture Series

                Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending Artists on Art, two Thursday noon lectures at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!

                September 23: Katherine Rhodes Fields, Printmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Fields graduated cum laude from University of the South, Sewanee in 1997, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.  After studying Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland she earned her MFA in 2005 at the University of Mississippi Department of Art.  Along with an extensive national exhibition record, her drawings and installations were exhibited in Stirling Scotland at the Changing Room Contemporary Gallery (2005) and in Aberdeen Scotland as part of an international drawing invitational (2004).

                September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.

                The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073. (September 19, 2010)

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                  Ford Center Crew Open Work Call

                  The Ford Center for the Performing Arts will have an open work call on Oct. 9 for anyone interested on working on the Ford Center Stage Crew. Basic orientation to stage systems, work expectations and schedule procedures will be taught as well as hands strike and set up. If you are interested please contact Matt Zerangue: mattz@olemiss.edu. (September 19, 2010)

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                    Workshop on foreclosure, bankruptcy

                    Mississippi Legal Services Programs sponsors workshops on home foreclosures and bankruptcy throughout the state. North Mississippi Rural Legal Services will sponsor a workshop on home foreclosures and bankruptcy from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday for Lafayette, Benton and Marshall counties. The workshop will be held at the Holly Springs City Hall in Holly Springs, located at 160 S. Memphis St. in Holly Springs.

                    Citizens experiencing problems with bankruptcies and foreclosures are encouraged to attend. Options and solutions to these problems will be presented, discussed and identified. Mississippi Legal Services Programs has formed partnerships with the Department of Human Services, Division of Community Services, United CAA, Northeast Mississippi Community Services and the local WIN Job Centers.

                    For more information, on legal services for indigent Mississippians, visit the website, www.mslegalservices.org. Applicants needing legal services may call 1-800-498-1804 Monday-Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (September 19, 2010)

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