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Friends help build ‘Harmontown International Airport’

With a love of flight and 50 acres of property, David Tomlin turned 1,900 feet of his property into a landing strip. It took five years and lots of help to turn dense forest into what has been jokingly dubbed, “Harmontown’s International Airport.” (July 9, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Faulkner’s life-long hunting companion: Sheriff Ike Roberts

    With the upcoming Faulkner Conference later in July, columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield will focus on the local people and stories that Faulkner befriended. (July 9, 2010, Page 3B)

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      UM visiting writer calls Oxford Home

      Although Gary Short grew up out west and has traveled the world, he now calls Oxford home. Read about the current visiting writer for the University’s Master of Fine Arts and Creative Writing program. (July 8, 2010, Page 3A)

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        A taste of Tuscany

        Luisa Arico describes how you can cook an authentic Tuscan meal with ingredients found in Oxford and Memphis. Read her article for the recipes and try them. Buon Appetito! (July 7, 2010, Page 8)

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          Two homes 9,000 miles apart

          Pari Bhatt, 32, never considered living in the U.S. Now the little girl who grew up in Baroda, India is living in the Oxford community. Bhatt works for the University and is a local leader in the Adventure Divas.

           (July 6, 2010, Page 3A)

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            Nurturing a generation of toddlers and teens

            Going to the doctor can be a scary experience but not for patients at the Oxford Pediatric Group Clinics. Nurse Delois Holmes has been practicing for fourteen years. She has become a clinic favorite caring for a generation of area toddlers and teens.

             (July 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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              Youngsters create rainsticks during summer program at local library

              Rainsticks are usually made from any of several species of cactus. The cacti, which are hollow, are dried by the sun. However, on Tuesday at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, creative youngsters turned paper towel rolls, tacks and imagination into some pretty impressive rainsticks. (July 1, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Cause for celebration: A church building stands for 150 years

                This Fourth of July weekend, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County to attend a celebration of their 150 years in their church building located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North 9th Street. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)

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                  Becoming a Master Gardener is a rewarding, fun

                  Becoming a Master Gardener is way more rewarding that I expected.
                  I am so amazed by the beauty and “raw-ness” of the nature in Mississippi. I have an area in my backyard with kudzu, honeysuckle, other vines and trees that is as wild as any growth. It’s like Tarzan could come swinging through at any moment — hopefully Jane, also. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)

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                    The daylily — Queen for a day

                    Garden columnist Dickie King spotlights the daylily garden of Lafayette County resident Carol Parcher. She has been collecting them for years and still has quite a show of them at her wonderful “piddle” farm. (June 25, 2010, Page 3B)

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