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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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                  Mississippi School of the Arts Information

                  The Mississippi School of the Arts will hold an information event for interested students and parents on Oct. 21 from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Blvd. Those interested are invited to come and go as they please during this event.

                  The Mississippi School of the Arts is an 11th- and 12th-grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located in Brookhaven. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts and theater.  Students interested in MSA apply their sophomore year. Last years graduating class received more than $2.6 million in scholarship offers for college.

                  For more information call 601-823-1300. Applications to attend MSA are available online at www.msa.k12.ms.us or can be requested over the phone, by e-mail: admissions@mde.k12.ms.us, or at the Oct. 21 event. Application deadline for the 2011-012 school year is Feb. 1, 2011. (October 15, 2010)

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                    National Guard Yard Sale

                    The Family Readiness Group of the Oxford National Guard is having its annual yard sale Oct. 22 and 23 starting at 4 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday at the National Guard Armory, located next to the Oxford Conference Center just off Sisk Avenue. Any and all donations will be welcomed. Contact the Oxford National Guard for drop-off or pick-up of items. For more information, call 236-7794 or 816-8176. (October 15, 2010)

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