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Taylors devote talents, time to helping the disadvantaged

Jeff and Kathleen Taylor of Sweet T’s Bakery will be volunteering their time and talent at an upcoming fundraiser for Lafayette County families in need.

The Doors of Hope Transition Ministries event, “A Summer Bounty,” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at the Overby Center Auditorium at the University of Mississippi to help homeless and at-risk families in Lafayette County become self-sufficient.

  (August 8, 2014, Page 1)

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    More Mississippi farmers’ markets accept EBT cards and vouchers

    Some Mississippi farmers’ markets are trying to make locally grown food accessible to all by accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and food vouchers from recipients of governmental assistance programs.

    Two are in Oxford. The Oxford City Market and the Midtown Farmers’ Market are both equipped to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program EBT cards. (August 8, 2014, Page 1)

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      Giving Classrooms Character

      Lafayette teachers spruce up their classrooms for their students who attended their first day of classes today. Each teacher has different fun themes that encourage learning. (August 8, 2014, Page 1B)

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        Peace for the olive trees

        Milly West gives her take on the Israel and Palestinian conflict and the destruction of olive trees.

         (August 8, 2014, Page 2B)

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          The Yankees are in town!

          Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Union Gen. Edward Hatch moving troops from north of Oxford into town in the summer of 1864. (August 8, 2014, Page 3B)

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            Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1957

            Our community battled polio, prepared to be spotlighted on Memphis TV and started getting ready for new school year during the week of Aug. 8, 1957. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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              Local man named National Principal of the Year

              Abbeville native Darrell Williams was recently named National Principal of the Year and is this week’s featured Educational Excellence nominee. Williams is now located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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                The Cluck Cluck Farm

                It sounds like the name of a 1975 Jack Nicholson film, but it’s not the Cuckoo’s Nest – it’s The Cluck Cluck Farm.

                Drive down County Road 403 in Lafayette County where The Dart landed, and you’ll see the sign David Rhines erected. He raises and sells a variety of chickens and ducks.

                You may encounter a couple of dancing baby goats on the property. Walk a little  farther, and you’ll find 300 or more birds. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Moak jumps feet first into Eagle Scout service project

                  George Moak, a 16-year-old Oxford High School student, hopes to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout organization’s most prestigious honor.

                  But first, he must complete a service project that has led him to dive feet first into a charity whose mission is to collect shoes for Guatemalan school children. (August 1, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Meet the new gospel group — Men of Integrity

                    The gospel group Men of Integrity is based out of Batesville, Ms. The group is made up of four young men who want to spread the word of their Lord with music. (August 1, 2014, Page 5B)

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