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Letters to the Editor

Jacob Roberts writes to urge supervisors and aldermen to work together to expand local tennis facilities at the John Leslie Courts so he and his Lafayette High teammates can have home courts to practice and play on, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the volunteers and local farmers and gardeners who help The Pantry service the community. (September 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Howorth Lecture

    Ending racism and sexism in society will be explored by acclaimed writer bell hooks in the 16th annual Lucy Somerville Howorth Lecture in Women’s Studies today at the University of Mississippi. The free, public presentation, “Talking Race and Gender: Ending Domination,” is set for 5:30 this evening in the Ford Center for Performing Arts. A 5 p.m. book signing precedes the program.

    Hooks is the author of more than 30 critically acclaimed books on the politics of race, gender, class and culture. Since 2004, she has been distinguished professor in residence in Appalachian studies at Berea College. She was a distinguished professor of English at New York University, as well as a professor at Yale University and Oberlin College. The Atlantic Monthly named hooks as “one of our nation’s leading public intellectuals.” (September 13, 2010)

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      Centennial, Cosmopolitan Clubs

      The Centennial Club and the Cosmopolitan Club will hold their annual joint fall meeting at Cedar Oaks Historic Mansion on Tuesday. The potluck luncheon meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Members of the two clubs will discuss plans for the coming year. (September 13, 2010)

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        Artist reception

        The Powerhouse Community Arts Center will host an opening reception for artist Lou Haney at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The show is free and includes a new piece Haney created for the Powerhouse, which is a 24-foot “stained-glass quilt.” (September 13, 2010)

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          Ten Minute Play Festival

          Theatre Oxford presents the 2010 Ten Minute Play Festival on Sept. 26. Four local plays will be featured as well as the Grand Prize Winner of the annual National 10 Minute Play Contest.

          The performances will be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. A closing reception will follow Sunday’s show.

          Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door for adults and $8 in advance or $10 at the door for students and seniors. All performances are at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center located at 413 S. 14th St. For more information, visit www.theatreoxford.com, or contact the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 236-6429. (September 13, 2010)

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            Ten Minute Play Festival

            Theatre Oxford presents the 2010 Ten Minute Play Festival on Sept.  24 and 26. Four local plays will be featured as well as the Grand Prize Winner of the annual National 10 Minute Play Contest.

            Performances will be at  7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. A closing reception will follow Sunday’s show.

            Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door for adults and $8 in advance or $10 at the door for students and seniors. All performances are at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center located at 413 S. 14th St. For more information, visit www.theatreoxford.com, or contact the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 236-6429. (September 13, 2010)

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              Ten Minute Play Festival

              Theatre Oxford presents the 2010 Ten Minute Play Festival on Sept. 23, 24 and 26. Four local plays will be featured as well as the Grand Prize Winner of the annual National 10 Minute Play Contest.

              Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. A closing reception will follow Sunday’s show.

              Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door for adults and $8 in advance or $10 at the door for students and seniors. All performances are at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center located at 413 S. 14th St. For more information, visit www.theatreoxford.com, or contact the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 236-6429. (September 13, 2010)

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                Sunday’s obituaries

                Linda Williams — 41, of Sardis, died Thursday at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (September 12, 2010)

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                  United Way Campaign Kick-Off

                  The local United Way will kick off its new fundraising campaign from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at a luncheon at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Blvd. Lunch will be provided by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, and the kick-off event is being sponsor by several local businesses. (September 12, 2010)

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                    More than a Meal Fundraiser

                    A fundraiser for the More Than A Meal program will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rooster’s Blues House on the Square. The fundraiser will feature two-for-one drink specials and all-you-can-eat catfish. Donations will be accepted at the door. Those unable to attend can mail in a donation to PO Box 1880 Oxford, MS 38655. More Than A Meal is a program in which a group of churches have banded together to offer those in need a free meal and other services every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stone Center. (September 12, 2010)

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