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Oxford Civic Chorus Auditions

The Oxford Civic Chorus will hold an audition for the 2010-11 season at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Wesley Hall. The chorus will only accept new singers through the Aug. 23 audition. The Oxford Civic Chorus is a 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 group performs a varied repertory, including patriotic, popular, spiritual, stage, screen and folk song genres. For more information, contact the director, Brooke Bagley-Worthy, at brookebagley2@gmail.com. (August 9, 2010)

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    Republican Women

    The Lafayette County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The guest speaker will be Chancery Judge Ed Roberts, a candidate for 18th District Chancery Judge, Seat 2. (August 9, 2010)

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      Purple Heart

      The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 801, of Oxford, invites all combat-wounded veterans to attend the chapter’s meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veteran’s Building. For more information, call either Gail Wilson at 662-801-0691, or Joseph Browning at 662-281-8727, or write to:  MOPH, Ch. 801, P. O. Box 2505, Oxford, MS, 38655. (August 9, 2010)

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        American Legion

        Members of American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (August 9, 2010)

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          Yalobusha County Historical Society

          Will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The speaker will be Viet Nam veteran, Gene Hayes of Oxford. He will speak of his experiences in the Viet Nam War and will review his book “The Year of the Monkey.” The public is invited, and veterans are especially welcome. (August 9, 2010)

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            Oxford Lions Club

            Will meet at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Guest speaker will be Rick Mize of Supertalk/WQLJ 93.7 radio. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail ccronk@olemiss.edu or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (August 9, 2010)

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              P.E.O.

              Members of this women’s philanthropic and educational organization will meet at 9:30 Thursday in the home of Donna Killen, who will be assisted by Amy Fisher, co-hostess. The program will be given by Bethany Cooper about the MBA program at University of Mississippi. (August 9, 2010)

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                ‘Ruffing It at Ravine’ Postponed

                The organizers of “Ruffing It at Ravine,” a day of art and music designed to benefit the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society set for Sept. 26 on the grounds of the Ravine restaurant and B&B, have postponed the event. “Unfortunately, due to logistical considerations, this fundraiser for the Oxford-Lafayette County Humane Society has been postponed. The event will occur on a Saturday during May 2011 — even bigger and better than previously imagined,” according to an e-mail sent Aug. 31. “Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the Ravine: 662-234-4555; or the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society: 662-236-7631.” (August 9, 2010)

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                  Monument dedication

                  A memorial service and monument dedication ceremony will be held for Pvt. Harmon M. Berry, 8th Miss. Cavalry, CSA, at Wyatt Chapel Cemetery at the intersection of county roads 122 and 223 in Yalobusha County at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. All are invited to attend. (August 9, 2010)

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                    Crape myrtle murder and mayhem

                    Introduced to the United States in 1747, the crape myrle is a favorite in Southern gardens.  Layfayette County Master Gardner Dianne Smith Ferguson describes how these tolerant trees survive drought, extreme weather, and excessive pruning. (August 6, 2010, Page 2B)

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