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U.S. Sen. Wicker shares views at UM Overby Center

Wicker spoke to a panel of North Mississippi journalists on Friday on healthcare, environment, international issues and more at the UM Overby Center. (April 16, 2012, Page 3)

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    Yes, we like our charity events around here

    Mississippians are known for giving, and those in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community must be among the best in the Magnolia State at that. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the popular local charity events after helping count votes for Best of Oxford. (April 16, 2012, Page 4)

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      New sources of revenue for OSD?

      Three new potential sources of revenue — one public and two private — were mentioned at Thursday’s Oxford School Board meeting. (more…) (April 13, 2012, Page 8A)

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        OSD reviews building plans

        Facing a shortfall of $7.7 million for the construction of the new Oxford High School, the Oxford School Board is taking a hard look at the school district’s overall building program, as well as the construction timetable and estimated building costs of each project within the program. (April 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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          More women learning to use guns for self defense

          The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association offers women’s handgun familiarization course last week at the F.D. “Buddy” Training Complex. A men’s course is being offered on May 5. Read today’s Oxford Living to learn more about the one-day course. (April 13, 2012, Page 1B)

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            Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set next week

            The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory, next to the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue.
            The collection day is a time when everyone can safely dispose of items like pain, motor oil, batteries, old computers, household and lawn chemicals and their containers, tires, florescent bulbs, and pesticides. (April 13, 2012, Page 3A)

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              Foster parents needed

              Lafayette County has 36 children under the custody of the Department of Human Services, however there are only four foster families in Lafayette County. This and other facts were reported Thursday during a Child Abuse Prevention Month rally on the Square as a kick-off to Saturday’s Party in the Park event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Avent Park. (April 13, 2012, Page 2A)

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                Green Week begins Sunday

                This year’s Green Week is chock full of events to celebrate and promote sustainability and environmentally friendly living with tours of green buildings, yoga workshops, the opening of Insight Park on the University of Mississippi campus and much more. The week-long event begins Sunday at 5:30 with a vegetarian potluck dinner at Honey Bee Bakery. Read today’s EAGLE for a complete listing of events. (April 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Why start school later? Tourism? Heat?

                  The starting date for public schools has been moving up closer and closer to the first of August in recent years, but a measure going through the state Legislature would push it back to the third week in August. Editor Don Whitten looks at the pros and cons of going back to a later starting date. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Faye Lokey writes to say how much UM’s Big Event meant to her and to others in the community and to thank the students for their assistance, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and groups who assisted the Pantry during February and March. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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