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Creativity in bloom

The Oxford Garden Club took a cue from technology in its flower show that saw members spanning generation gaps work with their flowers to create entries for the contest that featured a theme of taking ideas from modern technology and “apps.” Winners were chosen, but all of the displays were winners to club members and those who viewed them. (April 16, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Garden Club presents ‘A Standard Flower Show’

    Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the 50-plus year history of the Oxford Garden Club as it prepares for an upcoming flower show. (April 9, 2010, Page 3B)

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      Photo essay: ‘Life on 6′

      OXFORD LIVING — It’s a drive Ole Miss student Kate Anthony had made a million times en route from Oxford to her home in Southaven. But stopping to take photos and talk to the folks who live and work along Highway 6 made her realize: It’s more than just a means to an end.

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        Heirloom tomatoes – something old is new again

        Lafayette County Master Gardener Barry Whitehouse writes about the history of Heirloom tomatoes and other heirloom vegetables, and gives a few hints on growing the variety in local gardens. (April 2, 2010, Page 2B)

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          Before we were the Ole Miss Rebels

          Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at who the Ole Miss Rebels were before they were Rebels. He traces them back to their days as the Red and Blue and then the Mississippi Flood, a name picked in a contest in the 1920s. (April 2, 2010, Page 3B)

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            The Blackjack Connection

            Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)

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              Centers of rural life now just memories

              A SENSE OF PLACE — Ever heard of Alesville, Blackwater, Dallas, Eaton, Dogtown, Gault, Gomez, Keel or Shinault? Local history columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us through the remnants of what were once thriving little communities around Lafayette County. (March 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Art au naturel

                OXFORD LIVING — They may not be the kinds of pieces you expect to find in an art museum, but if you’re looking for relics of Southern roots, it doesn’t get any more pure than this. The work of untrained African-American artists from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama is on display now through May 7 at the University of Mississippi Museum. For event details, click here(March 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Revolutionary War vet buried at St. Peter’s

                  A SENSE OF PLACE — Oxford and Lafayette County may not have been settled until the 1830s, but a settler from an even earlier era lies in Oxford’s historic cemetery. Born in Virginia in 1759, Daniel Green McKie had reached age 77 — an achievement in itself in that time — when he arrived in Lafayette County with his family. He lived only three years more, and his unmarked grave was later given a headstone by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (March 19, 2010, Page 2B)

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                    Hope in Haiti

                    Trained at Oxford’s Camp Hopewell, a team of volunteers including retired professor Mark Tew recently installed a solar-powered water-purification system to serve a school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, through the mission Living Waters for the World.

                     (March 19, 2010, Page 1B)

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