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40th OHS Charger football reunion

A 40th reunion of the 1970 Oxford High School Charger football team is set for Saturday, July 17. Team members will assemble at the OHS athletic facility building for a tour at 5:30 p.m. and proceed to Hickman cabin on Woodson Ridge Road for food and fellowship. Reservations are $20 per person and are required prior to July 4. Persons desiring more information should e-mail Doug Shields Jr. at doug2shields@gmail.com or call him at 236-1926 or call Rudolph Jenkins at 234-0692. (June 6, 2010)

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    Lafayette County Republican Women

    The Lafayette County Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Grill. The speaker will be Tom Levitiodus, candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Pos. 1, District 3. (June 6, 2010)

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      Piecemakers’ Guild

      The annual luncheon meeting of the Piecemakers’ Guild will be held at noon Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. The meeting will feature salads and sweets made by the members. All needleworkers are invited to come to lunch and join the guild in show and tell of their most recent projects. (June 5, 2010)

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        Feeding the Hungry

        Members of the community recently started a program in Oxford called “More Than a Meal.” This is a community meal served to those in need within the Oxford area. In addition to a meal, tutoring is available to help kids with their homework or read to the children. Books, hygiene products and, most importantly, fellowship are provided to those in need. While the program is  currently up and running in various churches in Oxford, organizers are working to streamline the service on Sept. 7 to provide these services from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stone Center. Those interested in being involved in this program are urged to attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Stone Center. (June 5, 2010)

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           Oxford Kiwanis Club

          Meets at noon Wednesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks. Mary Sloan will give the club an update the Yocona International Folk Vestival activities. For more information, call John Arrechea at 234-9299. (June 5, 2010)

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            Summer Sunset Series

            The 10th season of the Lafayette-Oxford-University Summer Sunset Series kicks off June 6 with the Mississippians Jazz Combo in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. The series, produced by the L-O-U Cultural Events Committee, includes four live concerts in the Grove, each set for 7 p.m. Sundays in June. The programs are free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to bring chairs, food and drinks. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to Fulton Chapel. The Mississippians Jazz Combo is a septet composed of student members of the university’s premier jazz ensemble, including Jonathan Whitmire, Charlie Young, Will Lowery, Joseph Habib, Tyler Kuntz and faculty members Michael Worthy and David Carlisle. The group will perform jazz standards and original compositions in a variety of styles.

             (June 5, 2010)

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              Rotary Club of Oxford

              Meets at noon Tuesday at the Oxford University Club. The club’s committees will be organized and meet to plan community service projects, events and Rotary international activities for the coming Rotary year. Members are strongly encouraged to attend. (June 5, 2010)

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                Oxford Lions Club

                Meets at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. Guest speaker will be Dave Rozier, of the Rozier Hayes Law Firm in Oxford. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail oxfordlionsclub@hughes.net, or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (June 5, 2010)

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                  Saturday’s obituaries

                  Sarah Rebecca “Becky” Delp VanArsdall, 85, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Visitation will be in Wesley Hall from 12:30 until 2 p.m. The private family interment will follow Tuesday at Henry Cemetery in Corinth. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. (June 5, 2010)

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                    The first Yankees on the Ole Miss Campus

                    Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was making his first of three attempts to capture Vicksburg. This attempt would be over land from Tennessee after the Battle of Shiloh. He was following the railroad line that ran from Jackson, Tenn., to Holly Springs and then connected at Grenada with a line that ran from Memphis to Jackson. (June 4, 2010, Page 3B)

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