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First UM commencement didn’t have graduating class

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield, in honor of this week’s graduation at the University of Mississippi, takes a look back at the school’s first commencement exercises in 1849, a commencement without any graduates from the new school. (May 7, 2010, Page 2B)

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    Celebrating Jacob Thompson’s 200th birthday

    Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look at the accomplishments of one of Oxford’s most distinguished citizens, Jacob Thompson as the University Museum, the city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation gets set to celebrate Thompson’s birthday with a special event on May 11. (April 30, 2010, Page 2B)

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      Helping kids get along gives benefit for life

      Treating skinned knees and managing playground politics is all in a day’s work for day care workers. Sheena Baker talks with local day care providers to find out how they’ve made conflict resolution a big part of their work the last few years. (April 30, 2010, Page 1B)

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        Everything old is new again for green exhibit

        OXFORD LIVING — Several artists with the Oxford Maker’s Market have been displaying items made from recycled, discarded and found materials during the Green Week festivities at the University of Mississippi campus this week.

        The artwork will be on display this afternoon in front of Skipwith Cottage on the Square and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. inside The Lyric during the “Upper Decker Festival” — not to be confused with the Double Decker Festival that has had most of its events moved to Sunday due to expected severe weather on Saturday. (April 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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          Origins of Ole Miss Rebels and Colonel Rebel

          Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back to the 1930s when the University of Mississippi nicknamed its athletic teams the Rebels and created a mascot named Colonel Rebel. (April 16, 2010, Page 2B)

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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.

                (more…) (April 9, 2010, Page 1B)

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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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