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City, county to take bids on silver bars Monday

The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors hope to find the highest bidder on 40-plus bars of silver on Monday when verbal and written bids will be taken in a public forum at 1 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (December 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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    More Faulkner movies in our future?

    Here’s some exciting news for fans of William Faulkner: David Milch’s Redboard Productions has entered into an agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate to produce films and television series based on Faulkner’s vast body of works. The deal, according to a news release issued this morning by the Bing Communications Group in Los Angeles, notes that the agreement covers all 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, “as well as other works, with the exception of those currently contracted with other parties.” (November 30, 2011)

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      Send a soldier a holiday greeting

      The American Red Cross is hoping to send some holiday cheer to troops around the globe with the held of LOU residents. Holiday cards can be mailed to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. For more information or to plan a group card singing event, call 236-1282. (November 30, 2011, Page 2)

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        Shoppers buy local on Black Friday

        This year’s Holiday Open House, sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council, offered shoppers loads of discounts at Square businesses as well as holiday events like visiting with Santa, making Christmas tree decorations or watching Oxford’s first official Christmas tree light up as carolers sang in the background. (November 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Square turns festive Friday

          The Oxford Downtown Council is hoping to kick off Christmas with some old and new traditions this year, including Oxford’s first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Oxford Police Department finishes Iron Cop 2011

            The Oxford Police Department finished out its year-long fitness competition on Nov. 11 with the final event, “The Mountain Man” triathlon-styled event. Detective Jeff McCutchen took first place for the entire event with Officer James Owens taking first place in final event. (November 21, 2011, Page 6A)

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              Memory Makers to expand

              November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so it’s a great time to honor those afflicted with the disease or some other form of dementia as well those who care for them by helping Oxford’s Memory Makers Respite Care Program continue to expand through donations. (November 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Plates painted with compassion

                Ceramic plates painted by local government leaders, University of Mississippi officials, business owners and local artists will be auctioned off Thursday during the first Plates to End Poverty event, sponsored by the UM Homeless Outreach. (November 16, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Pet owners call for end to shootings

                  When Sarah Carey brought her dog Harrison to see Dr. Jennifer Stobbe after he was shot at close range with a handgun, she didn’t know how much she and the veterinarian had in common. Stobbe’s cat, Spencer had just been shot with a pellet gun. Both women are looking for answers and are hoping to stop the cruelty. (November 16, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Nurse practitoners help keep communities healthy

                    Oxford nurse practitioner Michelle Littlefield wants to help educate the community on what nurse practitioners are and how they help keep patients healthy during National Nurse Practitioner Week that began on Sunday. (November 15, 2011, Page 1)

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