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Tours give art enthusiasts a look behind the scenes

When art lovers browse through art galleries, they delight in seeing the finished product of the artist. Rarely, however, are they able to catch a glimpse of where the masterpiece started.

Recently, several local artists of varying mediums opened the doors to their studios and invited the public in to share their work in the place where it was created. (December 10, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Yankees invade Oxford during Christmas 1862

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the invasion of Oxford by Union forces just before Christmas in 1862. (December 10, 2010, Page 2B)

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      The hunting glories of quail seasons gone by

      Local attorney Charles Walker was an avid quail hunter before the region’s bird population virtually disappeared. He still enjoys working with the line of Llewellin setters he’s bred and trained since the late 1960s. Walker discusses his life as a quail hunter with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 9, 2010, Page 3)

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        Kulfi- Traditional Indian Ice Cream

        Cooking Columnist Malar Gandhi shares her secret Kulfi recipe and tells the history of the frozen treat in this week’s Eating Well. (December 8, 2010, Page 7)

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          Knit1 Oxford offers a haven for knitters

          Knitting can be as much of a social hobby as it is a skilled one. Local knitters take time to share their work during the weekly knitting circle at Knit1 Oxford which opened its doors in August, giving local knitting enthusiasts a place to learn and share new knitting tricks. (December 3, 2010, Page 1B)

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            Holiday wishes: A few of our favorite things?

            The Education Committee of Lafayette County Master Gardeners, under the leadership of Chair Eileen Leonard, surveyed its membership and compiled a few of the member’s “favorite things.” To learn what your favorite gardener might want for Christmas, see Susan Boehm’s column on page 2B. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

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              At war’s end, Oxford has first Christmas tree

              Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield talks about Oxford’s first community Christmas tree that was erected at the Memory House on University Avenue. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

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                Giddy heights, power saws and a ‘healthy fear’

                Brad Dewees has enough courage to climb a 100-foot pine and attack it with a chainsaw. But he also has enough sense to be as careful about it as he can. Dewees discusses life, tree trimming and fuzzy animals with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 2, 2010, Page 3A)

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                  Seamstress reaches century mark

                  Eva H. Johnson will proudly tell you she’s lived in her home on South Lamar Boulevard for 50 years.

                  Even more proudly, she will tell you at the age of 100, she still lives in that house alone.

                  Johnson was born on Dec. 1, 1910, two miles west of Banner. She has lived alone since her husband, Willie A. Johnson, died in 1981 at the age of 90. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                    On the road with the Rebels

                    Alyssa Schnugg takes a behind the scenes look at what it takes to travel for away football games. Head equipment manager Ken Crain and various student workers discuss the days of work involved. (November 25, 2010, Page 1B)

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