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Mother, son share the importance of art together

Mary Sloan was tickled pink and more than a bit surprised when her 20-year-old son asked her to take an art history class with him at the University of Mississippi during the winter intersession. She writes about sharing her love for art with her son in today’s Oxford Generations column. (February 25, 2011, Page 1B)

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    More than 80 students comprise the cast, crew of Seussical

    About 80 Oxford Middle School students helped to pull of the colorful adaptation of the Broadway hit, “Seussical,” a one-act, 90-minute show. The cast performed the show for area elementary school students Thursday and will be performing 6:30 tonight in the Kayla Mize auditorium at Oxford High School. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. (February 25, 2011, Page 1B)

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      The Lamar Rifles: Company G, 11th Mississippi Regiment

      Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us more about the The Lamar Rifles this week — the group of Lafayette County men who made were one of the first local volunteer units to organize. The unit was named after L.Q.C. Lamar. Read more about the brave men who made up this unit in today’s Oxford Living. (February 25, 2011, Page 3B)

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        Seeing the signs of springtime

        Leah McCormick takes us a drive down Delay Road through Yocona where the signs of springtime are popping up all over. (February 18, 2011, Page 1B)

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          Humane Society opens it long-awaited facility

          The new Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society animal shelter opened this week after volunteers and staff spent several days moving 80 animals to their new home on McElroy Drive. See the animal’s new home in today Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 1B)

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            War preparations by the citizens of Oxford/Lafayette

            Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back in time to the months leading up to the departure of local troops to the front lines of the Civil War in this week’s A Sense of Place column. Read about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles and those who helped fund their weapons and uniforms in today’s Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 3B)

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              Knitters often use math

              Knitter enthusiast and columnist Buffy Choinski explains how knitters use math every time they work on a project in this month’s Hooked on Knitting column in Oxford Living. She also tells us how mathematicians use knitting for new ways to visualize complex surfaces and shapes. (February 11, 2011, Page 2B)

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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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