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AbilityWorks open house, training seminar

The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, through its Project START division, is hosting a training seminar titled, “Tap into our Knowledge: De-mystifying Workplace Accommodations and Assistive Technology,” at its AbilityWorks facility in Oxford from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.

This training will provide hands-on demonstrations and answer questions regarding accommodations and assistive technology in the workplace.

Human resource professionals, employers, educators and WIN Job Center staff are invited to learn about the low-cost methods and ideas to improve employment opportunities for Mississippians with disabilities. Three breakout sessions will provide the opportunity to learn information that will dispel the myths regarding accommodations and assistive technology necessary for people with disabilities in the workplace. Registration is free, and space is limited, so call Dorothy Young at (601) 987-4872 or 1-800-852-8328 or e-mail at dyoung@mdrs.state.ms.us.

AbilityWorks, located at 51 County Road 166 in Oxford, will also host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day, with an Appreciation Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited. (October 5, 2010)

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    Flower bulb fundraiser

    The Oxford Garden Club is selling flower bulbs as its fundraiser. The bulbs are being imported from the Netherlands and will arrive in Oxford this week. Bulbs can be pre-ordered or bought on a first-come basis at the indoor yard sale held on Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following bulbs will be sold: King Alfred Daffodils, $30 for 100 bulbs; Daffodil Mix (yellows and ivorys), $30 for 100 bulbs; Tete a Tete, $15 for 50 bulbs; Paper Whites, $18 for 25 bulbs; and Pink Tulips (in honor of breast cancer survivors and for breast cancer awareness), $30 for 60 bulbs. To pre-order bulbs or for more information, call the fundraising chairwoman at 236-2755 or e-mail kimphillips1@yahoo.com. (October 5, 2010)

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      Rotary Club of Oxford-Ole Miss

      Will meet for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker will be Oxford School District Superintendent Kim Stasny, who will speak about the upcoming school bond issue. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail olemissrotary@gmail.com or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (October 5, 2010)

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        Oxford Board of Aldermen

        Meets at 6 this evening in the Oxford City Hall courtroom. (October 5, 2010)

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          Sight In Day

          The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association will host a sight in day at the F.D. “Buddy East” Training Facility from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring their hunting rifles (no automatic weapons) and site them in preparation for hunting season.

          The event is open to the public, but those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Eye and ear protection will be provided to those who need it. While weapons must be unloaded when brought to the facility, attendees are asked to bring ammunition with them. Targets will also be provided. The training facility is located at 60 CR 3087. To get there, take Highway 6 West to County Road 309, and follow the road until it turns to gravel and bear left. (October 5, 2010)

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            T. Roy, The Tater Tycoon

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jack Howard writes to explain the position of many residents of the Avent Park Hills area in regard to proposals about Cedar Oaks, which is located there. He explains that safety for the people who live there is the major concern, and should be addressed when considering an exception to the municipal code. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                Indian artifact show

                The Sardis Lake Indian Artifact show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Oxford Conference Center on Sisk Avenue. Free Admission. (October 5, 2010)

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                  Homeless Task Force

                  The Homeless Task Force, in conjunction with the Interfaith Compassion Ministry, will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Oxford Police Department Conference Room, 715 Molly Barr Road. All those who have been involved and are interested in exploring the causes and solutions to problems related to the homeless in the Oxford-Lafayette County area are invited to attend.

                  Churches and civic organizations are encouraged to partner with the Homeless Task Force in this community-wide endeavor. Subcommittees of the Task Force will report on their findings to date and directions for future actions will be explored, discussed and outlined. For more information, contact Marcia Cole at (662) 236-5529 or mscole@olemiss.edu. (October 5, 2010)

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                    ‘Music of the People: Folk Songs of the World’

                    The Oxford Civic Chorus will present its fall concert, “Music of the People: Folk Songs of the World,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at North Oxford Baptist Church. The Oxford Civic Chorus is an excellent group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, hailing from Oxford and the entire north Mississippi area. Membership is by audition only. The chorus is directed by Brooke Bagley-Worthy and accompanied by Andrew Gordon. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. (October 5, 2010)

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