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Indoor play date: Library offers cozy space for kids

Wearing a pink jogging suit with a hoodie and Ugg-style boots, Lorelei Samuels, 4, danced and skipped around the book aisles inside the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library this past Tuesday, making her way to the playroom, a warm alternative to the cold outside. (January 11, 2015)

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    Ufnau school days

    Columnist John Arrechea writes this week about the time he attended Ufnau School, a one-room school in Texas. (January 11, 2015, Page 3C)

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      Brain bleed leaves mom as helpless as her new born

      Former Oxford resident is learning to overcome the challenges of a stroke and being a brand new mother. (January 11, 2015, Page 3C)

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        A man and his sissy lap dog

        Columnist Lisa Coleman gets a kick out of watching her manly husband fall to pieces over his beloved Maltese, “Lilly Bell.” (January 11, 2015, Page 2C)

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          John McCrady and Oxford on canvas

          Columnist Jack Mayfield introduces us to artist John McCrady who made it part of his life’s work to capture Oxford on canvas. On his noted painting, “Oxford on the Hill,” is hanging inside City Hall. (January 11, 2015, Page 2C)

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            Community work is God’s work, says long-time volunteer

            Mary K. Hempill was raised believing that taking an active role in your community is just a natural part of living. 

             (January 9, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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              Temps to fall: Residents reminded to take precautions

              Brrrrrr. It’s cold outside, and getting colder. That means there are a few important things to keep in mind as the temperature drops. (January 7, 2015)

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                Lafayette Elementary School turns to tech tools: Teachers incorporate more technology in classroom

                Tanya Robertson, a second-grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, has used DonorsChoose.org as an online charity that enables public school teachers to post classroom project requests that range from “pencils for poetry and microscopes for mitochondria” and receive gifts from anonymous donors. (January 7, 2015)

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                  This week in Oxford history

                  This was a big week for local writers. Back in 1950, the city of Oxford honored William Faulkner for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Back in 1990, Larry Brown resigned from the Oxford Fire Department in order to focus full-time on his writing. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Sewing, quilting seem to be making a comeback

                    With two rocking chairs outside the store, the Sit N Rock Quilt and Sewing Shop in Oxford at 1502 W. Jackson Ave. invites customers to come inside and buy crafting and sewing supplies, or just sit a spell. It’s where The Dart landed last week. (January 5, 2015)

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