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Ruth Ball pays back her community by helping others

This week’s Everyday Hero is NAACP Oxford Chapter president Ruth Ball. She is organizing the first Back-to-School Carnival that will give school supplies to local children in need. (July 25, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

    In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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      Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at July 21, 1949

      The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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        Tidwell helps JA provide educational essentials to community

        This week’s Educational Excellence pick is Amy Tidwell. She is part of the Oxford Junior Auxiliary and will be overseeing the annual Stuff the Bus event to benefit children in Lafayette and Oxford School Districts. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)

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          The Dart – Oxford man, 81, has owned pet turtle since Kennedy administration

          In an ever-changing world where few things are permanent and long-lasting, it’s hard to imagine owning anything for 51 years. Most marriage don’t even last that long. But Oxford resident Tony Harris, 81, has a pet turtle that he plucked from the grass in 1963. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)

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            For Jarretts, helping others is a matter of the heart

            A year after John Jarrett retired and moved to Oxford with his wife, Mary, he was diagnosed with a heart condition.

            “When I was working, I got exhausted, sweated profusely and had a shortness of breath,” he said.

            He was diagnosed with blocked arteries. That led to a triple bypass surgery.

            During recovery Jarrett was told about Mended Hearts, an organization that offers hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Today, there are more than 300 chapters nationwide offering programs, support group meetings and educational forums that help people understand there’s life after a heart disease diagnosis. (July 18, 2014, Page 1)

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              Early recollections of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

              Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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                Voted No. 1, now let’s live up to it

                Columnist Joanne Wilkinson is asking for everyone’s help to keep Oxford looking clean. (July 18, 2014, Page 1B)

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                  UM Outreach spends morning playing pickleball

                  It’s a combination of three familiar games and it’s regaining popularity after being reintroduced in the LOU community. To read more about pickleball, see the story in today’s Oxford Living section. (July 18, 2014, Page 1B)

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                    Yesterday’s Papers looks at July 17, 1969

                    Forty-five years ago this week, The Oxford EAGLE reported on a school bond issue and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (July 16, 2014, Page 1)

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