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Veteran spends precious time helping others

When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    This week in Oxford history

    The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)

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      After decades in education, OUS headmaster to retire

      Oxford University School Headmaster Tommy Naron recently announced he would be retiring at the end of the school year after four years at OUS.

       (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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        Keeping your poinsettias alive

        Gardener Anna Haller helps us keep those lovely poinsettias alive after Christmas time. (January 18, 2015, Page 3C)

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          Where the boys … were

          Columnist Jim McCauley reminisces about his days in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. (January 18, 2015, Page 2c)

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            Black Power or Freedom Now – Meredith’s ‘March Against Fear’

            Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about the civil rights efforts of first black UM student James Meredith when he started the “March Against Fear,’ in 1966. (January 18, 2015, Page 2C)

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              Only in Oxford – Restaurant Week returns

              If you love to eat and also enjoy helping the community, Oxford Restaurant Week may be the event for you. Set for Jan. 25-31, Oxford Restaurant Week is a weeklong celebration of local food and charities. Every time you dine at a participating restaurant that week, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of Oxford Restaurant Week’s local charities. (January 18, 2015, Page 1A)

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                Hillmer returns to OES as principal

                When Tamara Hillmer left Oxford Elementary School in 2008 after working there as the school’s first reading interventionist, she told the staff she’d be back. (January 14, 2015)

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                  This week in Oxford history

                  Developers of what would eventually become Oxford Commons got their initial rezoning request approved by the Oxford Planning Commission this week back in 2002. And 66 years ago, Oxford was buzzing with the news that a film crew from Hollywood might be coming to town to film some scenes for a movie version of William Faulkner’s latest novel, “Intruder in the Dust.” (January 14, 2015, Page 1)

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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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