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City schools promote high-tech reading

Oxford Middle School students recently skyped with second graders at Oxford Elementary to read them stories. The students are also now on Twitter at www.twitter.com/omsis to post what they are reading. (October 11, 2011, Page 5)

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    Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

    One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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      Pazzo!

      Ever think about expanding a project or business? Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along some advice he learned from a story his mother told him when he was entertaining those thoughts. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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        Bicyclist killed Friday on Old Sardis Road

        Cycling community mourns the loss of Kevser Ermin, 27, who was killed Friday when a vehicle rammed into the back of her while she rode her bicycle on Old Sardis Road coming from the lake. A memorial bike ride is being planned for Sunday. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

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          Kites fill sky over park

          The  skies over Pat Lamar Park were a bit more colorful Sunday with dozens of kites being flown by those attending the first One Sky One World international day of kite flying sponsored by YAC and Oxford Park Commission. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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            New plant expands quickly

            Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Laws that could make things easier

              When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Fly a kite for fun and peace

                To celebrate world peace, a kite flying event will be held on Sunday at Pat Lamar Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Children’s activities include kite building. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

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                  $1.2M OK’d for water system upgrades

                  The East Oxford Water Association received $1.2M in federal funds to make improvements to the water system. Engineering work is being done and construction should begin shortly. (October 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    UM graduate selected for Cosmo Bachelor

                    Ole Miss graduate Will Belk has been selected as Cosmopolitan’s Mississippi Most Eligible Bachelor. He is up against about 50 other men to earn the Most Eligible Bachelor award of $10,000. He will appear in the November issue which hits newsstands on Oct. 16. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

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