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Letter to the Editor

Jaby Denton writes to comment on the Oxford School District building a softball facility for some $600,000 while the money might have been spent on classrooms. (May 6, 2010, Page 4)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    • Thomas “Nute” Marion Edlin — 84, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Cambridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    • Henrietta Terrell-Smith — 89, of Oxford died Monday, May 3, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of The Living God in Thaxton. Burial will follow in the Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home with the family hour from 6 to 7.

     (May 6, 2010, Page 2)

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      Chargers, Lady Chargers honored

      Part of what makes Oxford High School athletics special is the amount of athletes that transcend boundaries and play multiple sports.

      Over the course of the past 17 years, Oxford has won 13 Class 4A All-Sports Awards. On Tuesday, Oxford presented its athletes with various awards recognizing them for their accomplishments. (May 6, 2010, Page 7)

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        Spinners top Volleys in finale

        The Oxford Park Commission’s junior team tennis season came to an end Wednesday with the Volleys defeating Spinners 4-1. Gus Morgan won the lone singles match for the Volleys, defeating Ally Shinall 8-2. (more…) (May 6, 2010, Page 7)

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          Oxford-Ole Miss Rotary Club

          Meets for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite, 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker is John Paul Nix, district executive of the Yocona Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail, call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit (May 6, 2010)

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            Chapter 1659 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fat Cats Restaurant on Old College Hill Road. A variety of lunches will be available. Guest speaker will be William Andrews, director of Museum and Historic Houses at the University of Mississippi. All members, all active and retired federal employees, family and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Chapter Secretary Bill James at 234-3197. (May 6, 2010)

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              Eastside Homemakers Volunteers Club

              The Eastside Club of the Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Philadelphia M. B. Church Fellowship Hall. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, call President Wilma Harris at 236-3884. (May 6, 2010)

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                Who’s liable – and who pays?

                Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders how courts decide who’s really liable and who should pay when it comes to cases. Recent judgments leave him wondering how some get hit hard and others get off with a slap on the wrist. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Abbeville Mayor Betsy Aloway and the Abbeville Board of Aldermen wrote an open letter to thank Bob Collier, North East Power, District 3 Supervisor and Lafayette County workers for helping their community after the tornado last weekend, while Terry Haller wrote to tell how well Mississippi Public Broadcasting helped him with storm details and weather info. Kevin and Beverly Cole and Jeremy Freelon wrote to thank the Oxford Lion’s Club for their help in raising funds for the Lions All-State band, while Holt Montgomery wrote to say that condo dwellers in Oxford would also like to be part of curbside recycling. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Volunteers needed Saturday

                    The United Way is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger in Lafayette County by collecting food goods for The Pantry at Kroger and Walmart on Saturday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to accept food donations at the stores. Contact Kathy Sukanek at United Way at 236-4265 or if you have an hour or two to give to accept food donations. This year The Pantry is seeking low-sugar and low-salt canned items, in addition to its regular requests. See the United Way website ( for complete list of suggested items. (May 5, 2010)

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