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The Motive of Self-Interest

Self-preservation, or self-interest, drives God’s creatures. Local columnist Jimmy Reed makes that point by telling how he got financially involved in the self-interest of his three daughters recently. (October 26, 2010, Page 4)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Billy Ray Childress — 52, died Sunday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • James Marlow Downs — 73, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    • Charles Edgar Faust — 87, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.
    • Melton Wynne Prewitt —  79, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (October 25, 2010, Page 2A)

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      ‘Dores capture Region 2-4A title Friday

      The Lafayette Commodores rallied past the Rosa Fort Lions Friday night after a rather sluggish start to claim a 42-7 victory. The Commodores clinched first place in Region 2-4A with the important win over the Lions. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)

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        LHS dominates in latest meet action

        Dominating. That’s what the Lafayette High girls and boys cross country teams were Saturday in a district tri-meet hosted at Center Hill.

        The Lady Commodores recorded a perfect score as they won the first five slots. Lafayette’s boys also won the meet as they finished with 33 points.

        Esmeralda Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores as she finished first on the two-mile course with a time of 12 minutes, 54 seconds. Manon Mullen followed Rodriguez in second place, Rachel Starnes was third, Mariah Buford was fourth while Peyton Hamann rounded out the top five runners with a 13:54. (October 25, 2010, Page 4B)

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          We need our mom

          Josh Turnage writes about his mother’s ongoing battle with breast cancer, including giving information about how a drug that has proved beneficial could become unavailable soon. In his guest column, Turnage asks for assistance to help the FDA decide to keep the drug available. (October 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            • Charles Edgar Faust — 87, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the West Tennessee State Veteras Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.

             (October 24, 2010)

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              C.A.R.E. Support, Exchange Group

              The Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively (C.A.R.E.) support and exchange group meets at noon Wednesday at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community. This is an informal luncheon that provides those in caring situations an opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and concerns with others. A light lunch is provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. All caregivers are welcome and can get more information by contacting Sandra Enfinger at 234-9600 or Jo Ann O’Quin at joquin@olemiss.edu. (October 24, 2010)

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                Lions no match for Lafayette

                The Lafayette Commodores (10-0, 5-0) stormed past the Rosa Fort Lions (7-3, 3-3) 42-7 on Friday night. With the win, the Commodores won Region 2-4A. (more…) (October 23, 2010)

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                  Lamar and the Taylor farm experiment

                  In the early 1880s, L.Q.C. Lamar was thinking about retirement from public life. He started purchasing land in the small town of Taylor, just south on Oxford. By 1882, he had acquired 550 acres along the Mississippi Central Railroad. On a hill overlooking the farm, he had a small wooden frame home built in the New England farmhouse style. There were also barns and shelters for the stock, and a dairy barn.

                  He wrote to his farm manager, William Knight, “that place is to be my future home at the end of my services here, I shall go to that place and spend the remainder of my life. You see, therefore, that you are not merely in charge of a nice farm and fine stock, but that you will contribute much to my future comfort.” (October 22, 2010, Page 2B)

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                    The lonely cookbook

                    When I left home at the age of 23 to go to Caracas, Venezuela, I took two large cardboard boxes with me containing school supplies (as I was going to teach fourth grade), linens, a few books and some clothes. I also took my grandmother’s 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook.

                    My roommate and I ate out most of the time, but when we did decide to stay home we each had our cooking strengths. She could make chili and I could make popcorn and chocolate chip cookies. We lived together for three years and never made a proper meal — and my cookbook was never opened. (October 22, 2010, Page 2B)

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