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Looking for new ways to help

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County if offering Community Impact Grants for new, innovative ideas on how to improve health and human services in the LOU community. Deadline for the grant application is May 4. Visit for more information. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

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    Trayvon case sparks march, talk at UM

    UM law students organized a two-hour symposium and march in regards to the Trayvon Martin case on Tuesday. Over 80 people participated. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

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      Grisham hits homer with baseball novel

      It’s that time of the year again – baseball season is going full swing and baseball books are hitting the shelves. Editor Don Whitten mentions several highly-touted books out in 2012, and says that John Grisham’s baseball novel, “Calico Joe,” is certainly one to snag. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteer groups who helped with donations and service for the More Than A Meal program. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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          Abbeville man missing

          The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a 77-year-old man who has been missing since noon Monday. Wayne Parks Ward of Abbeville left Memphis around noon and headed home but never arrived. Family says Ward has been somewhat forgetful in recent months. He is driving a white, Ford F150 with license plate number LY3490. Anyone with information should call LCSD at 234-6421. (April 10, 2012, Page 2)

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            Student housing boon in Oxford

            Two more large $36 million developments were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission that are geared to student living. The Retreat and Blackberry Hills developers both offered to donate $12,500 and $10,000 respectively to the Oxford University Transit system to be included on the bus route. Both developments are veering away from typical apartment complex settings and proposing more single-homes and townhouses. (April 10, 2012, Page 1)

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              LIFT asks county for help

              LIFT Inc asked the Board of Supervisors for financial help for next year as the need in Lafayette County grows to assist citizens with electric and gas bills. (April 10, 2012, Page 1)

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                OHS debate team qualifies for two spots

                The Oxford High School Speech and debate students have qualified for two national tournaments. Funds are needed to send students out of state. Donations may be made to the OHS Speech and Debate Team Booster Club account and sent to OHS, 222 Bramlett Blvd, Oxford MS 38655 with Attention to Barbara Lowe. (April 10, 2012, Page 6)

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                  Education Briefs

                  • LUES honor roll
                  • Rotary Youth Leadership Conference
                  • All State Honor Choir
                  • OMS Idol
                  • Treble Song
                  • Oxford School Board to meet Thursday
                  • Tis Dean reception set Saturday
                  • String Orchestra score well
                  • Jackson received ICC scholarship
                  • Swindoll inducted into hall of fame
                  • OUS auction a success
                  • Softball teams participate in benefit
                  • LHS holds Reality Fair
                  • Students attend Leadership workshops
                  • BES names Citizens of the Month
                  • FFA plant sale
                  • OHS reunion set for May
                  • Students learn health lessons
                  • UHS reunion set for June
                  • Central High class reunion set Aug. 24
                  • Parents of dyslexic students forming group
                  • Lovepacks assists school kids

                    (April 10, 2012, Page 6, 7)

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                    Lawd Glad Received

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed asked his freshman composition students to write about either going back in time to change a bad mistake or to relive one of their best days, and ended up writing one for them about a meaningful fishing trip he made years ago. (April 10, 2012, Page 4)

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