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Some local landowners worked to improve the lives of slaves

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about slave owners who tried to better the lives of their slaves — by teaching them to read and write or offering them jobs after the war ended. (February 24, 2012, Page 3B)

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    Don’t forget to read this

    Returning Generations columnist Jim McCauley has something important to share with his readers — but he can’t seem to remember what it was. Read his views on getting older and trying to keep everything inside his head in today’s Oxford Living. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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      Learning the basics of sewing

      The Mississippi State University Extension Service of Lafayette County offers several classes and programs throughout the year including a recent sewing class that taught first-time sewers the basics of sewing through creating their own potholders and pillows. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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        Responding to a world of need

        For Donnie Carpenter, seeing firsthand the needs of Native Americans on an Arizona reservation has been a compelling reason to return twice a year and take part in mission work there. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the local pastor in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 23, 2012, Page 3)

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          Mom shares wisdom through stories

          Generations columnist Susan Boehm shares memories about her mother’s subtle wisdom. (February 17, 2012, Page 1B)

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            Online network connects women in real life

            Oxford Moms and Tots allows stay-at-home moms to find friendship for both them and their small charges. (February 17, 2012, Page 1B)

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              Planning ahead makes landscaping easier

              Registered landscape architect Matthew R. Copp gives readers some tips on how to pre-plan their landscape projects to make things easier. (February 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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                Enzweiler to speak about Civil War book

                Author Stephen Enzweiler will speak Feb. 23 at “Books ‘n’ Lunch” at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on his new book, “Oxford in the Civil War: Battle for a Vanquished Land.” (February 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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                  Finding joy in community theater

                  While pursuing a professional career in theater, Jared Davis is relishing the chance to work alongside local performers who perform just for the fun of it. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Davis in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (February 16, 2012, Page 3)

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                    Oxford, local actors ready for their close-up this weekend

                    This year’s community film project, “The Show Must Go On,” will feature about 130 Oxonians. The 25-minute dark comedy will be shown at various times this weekend during the Oxford Film Festival. For more about film, turn to today’s Oxford Living section on 1B. (February 10, 2012, Page 1B)

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