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Oxford, Ole Miss in 1893: The year ‘Big Todd’ Wade was hung

Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells is what was going on around Oxford in 1893, the year the community film, “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade,” is set in. The movie premiers Saturday at the Oxford Film Festival. Mayfield has a part in the film. (February 11, 2011, Page 3B)

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    Height lands local business owner part in community film

    The community film, “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade,” debuts Saturday during the Oxford Film Festival. Get a sneak preview of director Micah Ginn’s newest project in today’s Oxford Living. (February 11, 2011, Page 1B)

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      The University Greys: Maud Morrow Brown’s book and opera

      Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series about the University Greys this week. He writes about Maud Marrow Brown’s book that was written about students who fought for the Southern cause. Her book inspired a professor’s wife, Zoe Lund Schiller Kreutz, who wrote an opera based on Brown’s book. (February 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Getting what you want in your garden

        Many believe seed starting is difficult and yields few positive results, but as with most things simply following a few important rules will assure success. Master Gardener Susan Boehm tell us that starting your seeds will not only give you a terrific sense of accomplishment, but you will also save a significant amount of money. (February 4, 2011, Page 3B)

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          Missing class is not like it used to be

          Ole Miss student Amanda Schnugg talks about getting sick during the first couple weeks of the new semester and different it is from being in grade school when you were able to stay home when sick without feeling guilty. (February 4, 2011, Page 1B)

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            Table-top game modelers use imagination while painting

            Painting models takes patience, a steady hand and good eye sight when the models are often smaller than 1 inch in height. Oxford residents James Cade and William Sisson dedicate hours, and lots of dollars, for their model-painting hobby. See some of their handiwork in today’s Oxford Living. (February 4, 2011, Page 1B)

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              Getting your garden ready for the warm weather

              Gardener Dicki King tells us that January is time to focus on getting ready for spring and we should take time to plan for the next few weeks. There is really much to be done.  The first of February is a good time to select new bushes and trees for planting. (January 28, 2011, Page 2B)

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                ‘We are indeed inhabitants of a solitude’

                Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his look into the days of the Civil War and it’s effect on Oxford and the University of Mississippi in 1861. (January 28, 2011, Page 3B)

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                  One of life’s great transitions

                  Generations columnist Steve Stricker remembers making the transition from high school to college. Read about his story in today’s Oxford Living. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    Respite care gives caregivers well-deserved break

                    The Memory Makers respite care  program began in October after Dianne Arnold, an Alzheimer’s trainer for the Division of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, teamed up with Jo Ann O’Quin, a University of Mississippi social work professor and the founding member of the local Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary in February.

                    The participants start their day at Memory Makers with coffee or tea and a small snack. On Thursday, it was banana nut bread. The group gathers around a table along with the program volunteers to sing songs, tell stories about their past or play trivia games. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)

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