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Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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 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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              Only in Oxford – Hilgard Cut

              Professor Eugene Hilgard made a big impression on Oxford and Ole Miss back in the mid-1800s. Hilgard’s influence in the community stretches from a small section of the rail line separating the University of Mississippi and Oxford to the tradition of erecting a Christmas tree during the holidays. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

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                Joys of gardening passed to the next generation

                Master Gardener Colleen McChessney’s love for gardening was passed down from her grandparents and recently enjoyed helping several youths in the Lafayette County Master Gardener Junior program as they explore their own love of gardening. (January 4, 2015, Page 3C)

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                  Why I love retirement

                  Columnist Joanne Wilkinson is enjoying retirement and the days of TGIF being behind her. (January 4, 2015, Page 2C)

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                    1962 University High School wins conference championships

                    Historical columnist Jack Mayfield says good bye to his old friend, Eddie Bonds who was part of the University High  baseball team that went 9-2 in the  spring of 1962. (January 4, 2015, Page 2C)

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