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Family to hold memorial fish fry in honor of organ donor

It’s been five years since Janis Parker lost her husband, John Robert Parker Sr., after his eight-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and a massive stroke.
Despite her loss, Janis is comforted knowing his death has helped others live.
On Saturday, friends and family will meet at Friends Park in Tula, a place Parker enjoyed visiting when he was alive. (June 3, 2010, Page 2)

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    Library: No funding increase requested

    Demand for library services may be going up, but the staff of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library expects to do more with the same amount of funds. Representatives of the library are asking local governments to fund their next year’s budget at the same level they were funded this year. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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      Alan Nunnelee wins GOP primary Tuesday

      A runoff election won’t be needed in the 1st Congressional District with state Sen. Alan Nunnelee winning the Republican primary Tuesday.
      Unofficial results show Nunnelee defeated former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and Lafayette County native and former Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan. (June 1, 2010, Page 1)

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        Those who gave all

        While current and past veterans were recognized Monday,  the annual Memorial Day  ceremony at the National Guard Armory was a time to remember the veterans who didn’t make it back home. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Lafayette County’s unemployment rate dips again

          In the first four months of 2010, Lafayette County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 10.3 percent in January to 8.2 percent in April, according to a new jobs report. (May 28, 2010, Page 5A)

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            Marking Memorial Day

            Local veterans are asking area residents to help them remember those who have made the greatest sacrifice while serving their country.
            The annual Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory, located off the Sisk Avenue exit of Highway 7 N. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Talks continue on hospital’s future

              A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                Extension service director retiring

                After 26 years of helping others enjoy the outdoors, Mississippi State University Extension Service County Director Jon Ruscoe will be spending more time with Mother Nature and his own family after he retires at the end of June. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Keeping safe, healthy during the season

                  With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s almost impossible to avoid mosquitoes, lots of sunshine and barbecues over the next few months.
                  Taking a few extra steps can keep summer a safe and happy time for all residents. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Run-off solution sought

                    The Lafayette County Planning Commission has ordered the owners of Williams Equipment Co. to produce a plan of action on how it plans to curb erosion issues once and for all at its construction site located across  from the Cumberland subdivision. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

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