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Some local landowners worked to improve the lives of slaves

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about slave owners who tried to better the lives of their slaves — by teaching them to read and write or offering them jobs after the war ended. (February 24, 2012, Page 3B)

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    Don’t forget to read this

    Returning Generations columnist Jim McCauley has something important to share with his readers — but he can’t seem to remember what it was. Read his views on getting older and trying to keep everything inside his head in today’s Oxford Living. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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      Learning the basics of sewing

      The Mississippi State University Extension Service of Lafayette County offers several classes and programs throughout the year including a recent sewing class that taught first-time sewers the basics of sewing through creating their own potholders and pillows. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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        Mom shares wisdom through stories

        Generations columnist Susan Boehm shares memories about her mother’s subtle wisdom. (February 17, 2012, Page 1B)

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          Online network connects women in real life

          Oxford Moms and Tots allows stay-at-home moms to find friendship for both them and their small charges. (February 17, 2012, Page 1B)

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            Planning ahead makes landscaping easier

            Registered landscape architect Matthew R. Copp gives readers some tips on how to pre-plan their landscape projects to make things easier. (February 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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              Enzweiler to speak about Civil War book

              Author Stephen Enzweiler will speak Feb. 23 at “Books ‘n’ Lunch” at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on his new book, “Oxford in the Civil War: Battle for a Vanquished Land.” (February 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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                Oxford, local actors ready for their close-up this weekend

                This year’s community film project, “The Show Must Go On,” will feature about 130 Oxonians. The 25-minute dark comedy will be shown at various times this weekend during the Oxford Film Festival. For more about film, turn to today’s Oxford Living section on 1B. (February 10, 2012, Page 1B)

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                  A little bit of love never hurt anyone

                  Kelly Shannon with Volunteer Oxford tells us ways we can all lend a hand in our community. (February 10, 2012, Page 2B)

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                    Pattyrollers roam the county looking for runaways

                    Columnist and local historian Jack Mayfield continues his series on slavery during the Civil War as part of Black History Month. (February 10, 2012, Page 2B)

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