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Regional Center residents create bowls from discarded magazines

Johnny steadied his hand and aimed the glue gun at the small, folded magazine page. With careful precision, he applied the glue in a thin trail down the paper before placing the next strip of paper on top.

“I’ve never burned my fingers,” he said with pride.

Johnny has lived at the North Mississippi Regional Center for two years and says he really likes it there. He and several other NMRC individuals have been working everyday on making bowls out of magazines. A project, he said, has been “lots of fun.” (September 10, 2010, Page 1B)

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    A weed by some other name just might smell sweet

    Master Gardner Beckett Howorth III makes an argument for making the dandelion a part of your garden. (September 3, 2010, Page 4B)

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      Through a camera lens…

      William H. Morris isn’t a professional photographer. He’s just a man with a camera and a knack for taking pictures that capture the spirit of his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, Oxford and the people who call it home.

      More than 20 years of photographs are what fills Morris’ new coffee-table book, “Ole Miss at Oxford.” The self-published hardcover book contains 300 full-color photographs on 232 pages. See a few of those photos in today’s Oxford Living. (September 3, 2010, Page 1B)

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        The origin of Ole Miss football

        Saturday, Nov. 11, 1893, was the first time an organized football-game was played by students of the University of Mississippi. Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes readers back to the scene of that first game coached by Dr. A.L. Bondurant. (September 3, 2010, Page 5B)

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          Get out of my garden!

          Over the past 25 years urban sprawl has actually been an invasion of the deer’s habitat and in turn urban sprawl has provided lush landscaping and gardens that provide deer with abundant food. The result has been rapid population growth. Master Garderner Susan Boehm suggests experimenting in your garding with plants that deer tend to avoid and offers websites worth checking out. (August 27, 2010, Page 3B)

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            The story of North Mississippi College

            This week Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives readers another lesson Lafayette County Education. Last weeks column he wrote about the formation of a new state university in which the Mississippi Legislature voted for Oxford to be the home site. This week, is about another another institution of higher learning that preceded the University of Mississippi in Lafayette County. (August 27, 2010, Page 2B)

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              Film maker chooses Oxford for independent film backdrop

              With the first act to his new independent movie finished, filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips found himself needing some fresh ideas to complete the script. In May, he called Melanie Addington, whom he had met two years ago at the Memphis International Film Festival, and asked her to help finish writing the script.

              Cast and crew have been shooting for the last three weeks in and around Oxford and expect to wrap up this weekend. (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Local actress hooked on movie-making

                As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  James Alexander Ventress: The Father of Ole Miss

                  Mississippi House of Representatives member James Alexander Ventress, in early February of 1840, introduced a bill “to provide for the location of the State University.” He was chairman of the house committee on the seminary fund. The House passed the bill on Feb. 10 and then sent it to the state Senate. The Senate quickly passed the bill and sent it on to the Gov. Alexander G. McNutt, for him to sign into law. He signed the bill on Feb. 20, 1840. (August 20, 2010, Page 3B)

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                    Feeling like an orphan when mom leaves town

                    My dad and I have been orphaned this sweltering month of July. I find no other words to describe it better: My mom has been out of town.

                    She and my sister left for Taiwan at the beginning of the month. Shortly after they left, I was walking through the house when I was struck by a faint memory. (August 20, 2010, Page 1B)

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