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Learning a new way of growing older together

Oxford EAGLE columnist Susan Boehm and husband are making up new rules as they travel into their golden years. Despite a diagnosis of dymentia for her husband, Susan and Byron have agreed to be open with others and continue to have a sense of humor about his condition. “Byron has dementia, but I can tell how very much he loves me and he is so proud that I love him as much as I do.” (August 10, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Crape myrtle murder and mayhem

    Introduced to the United States in 1747, the crape myrle is a favorite in Southern gardens.  Layfayette County Master Gardner Dianne Smith Ferguson describes how these tolerant trees survive drought, extreme weather, and excessive pruning. (August 6, 2010, Page 2B)

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      Using black-and-white film to capture Oxford’s true colors

      When Deborah Freeland first came to Oxford as a graduate student in 1975 from Houston, Texas, she was intrigued with the small town feel of Oxford and wanted to capture the spirit with the eye of a newcomer. Those early black-and-white photos are featured at Southside Gallery this week. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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        L.Q.C. Lamar: A Profile in Courage

        In 1955, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Profiles in Courage,” while recovering from a spinal operation. He had long been interested in statesmen who had shown great political courage in the face of constituent pressures. One of the statesmen he wrote about was Oxford resident Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. (August 6, 2010, Page 3B)

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          Bracing for son’s senior year

          Childhood passes quickly, especially through the eyes of parent and Oxford EAGLE columnist Leah Miller. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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            The legend of Toby Tubby lives on

            Oxford EAGLE writer recounts the legend and possible treasure of Chickasaw Chief Toby Tubby. (July 30, 2010, Page 3B)

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              A tradition of turning trees into treasures

              With the skill and a passion for working with wood, Tom Lutken has been building a gazebo on the late William Faulkner’s property. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Facebook for grownups

                In this week’s Oxford Generations column, Marie Barnard, writes about the aggravation of  joining a social networking. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Waiting for Shirley Cate

                  In this week’s Generations column, Oxford EAGLE writer Ryan Miller describes the anticipation he feels as he waits on the arrival of his first child. (July 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Some doubted the affect Faulkner’s writings would have on Oxford

                    Announcement of the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to William Faulkner came on Nov. 10, 1950.
                    Under the title “I Know William Faulkner,” his friend, mentor and fellow Oxonian, Phil Stone, wrote in the Nov. 16 issue of the Oxford EAGLE about his lifelong friendship with the now world famous author. Noted New York critic, scholar and translator, Stark Young, also of Oxford, took exception to this statement. (July 23, 2010, Page 3B)

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