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More join effort to help needy

On a mission to provide a weekly meal to the needy, about 50 folks representing every walk of life came together Tuesday evening to learn more about the program slated to begin in September.
College students and the elderly, artists and social workers, the rich and the not-so-rich, gathered at the Stone Center to see what they could do to help provide “More than a Meal” to those members of the community who could use some assistance from time to time. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Former principal, community leader dies after wasp sting

    Leonard Thompson, 73, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after being stung by a wasp, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy.

    Kennedy said Thompson went outside to put away his lawn mower. He came back inside his home on Highway 334 and told his wife he had been stung by a wasp.

    “He collapsed moments later,” Kennedy said.

    Thompson, who was instrumental in integrating the Oxford School District, was the first minority to graduate from the University of Mississippi graduate program in 1967. He became a principal at Central High the year  the schools integrated and was given the vice-principal job at Oxford High School. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

    Share your memories of Thompson with The EAGLE in our comment section. (June 22, 2010)

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      Spring’s labor sprouts rewards

      After more than a year of planning and a spring of planting, the fruits of the community’s labor were on display Monday at the grand opening of Oxford’s Community Garden. (June 22, 2010, Page 1)

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        Coaches team up for kids

        During a football game, Rebel coach Houston Nutt and Bulldog coach Dan Mullan are on opposite sides of the field, both instructing their teams to do whatever necessary to beat the other’s team.
        However, the two will come together on July 31 during the “Tailgate Together for Our Kids,” presented by Cellular South at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. (June 22, 2010, Page 1)

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          UM creates new position to fight poverty

          The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a newposition designed to fight poverty in north Mississippi.

          UM is accepting applications for the Volunteer In Service to America — or VISTA — employee now. THis is a one-year, full-time position that includes free housing, a meal stipend, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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            UM creates new position to fight poverty

            The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a new position designed to fight poverty in North Mississippi.

            Currently taking applications, the Volunteer In Service To America — or VISTA — employee will be a one-year full time position that includes a living allowance, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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              Hands off Drug Court

              Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth is ordering the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to “cease and desist” from interfering with operations of the Circuit Court, particularly the Drug Court. An order filed Thursday demands the supervisors to comply with all reasonable requests made by and on behalf of the Drug Court pertaining to Drug Court funds administered by Lafayette County. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

                The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
                The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
                Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

                 (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Shelters, Pantry receive grant money

                  Four local organizations that offer emergency food and shelter have been awarded grant money by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board that is made up of local representatives from several nonprofit agencies. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    OHS among top 6 percent in nation

                    Oxford High School was again rated one of the top schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. The school ranked higher this year, moving up from 1,300 to 1,112.

                     (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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