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Readyman badge helped scout save younger brother

Boy Scout Chase Freeman was able to use the skills he learned while studying for his Readyman Badge as a Cub Scout earlier this year when he performed the Heimlick maneuver on his younger brother who was choking on candy. (December 21, 2011, Page 3)

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    13-year-old Oxford boy earns Eagle Scout rank

    John Hale Houston was awarded with the Eagle Scout rank last week after earning 112 merit badges and completing not one, but two, service projects. Houston, 13, is a Boy Scout with Oxford Troop 45. (December 21, 2011, Page 1)

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      Oxford to accomodate walkers

      The Oxford Pathway Commission is working to obtain a Walk Friendly designation and asked the city to sign a charter that it supports walking on Tuesday. (December 21, 2011, Page 2)

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        Mayo resigns from city board

        Brad Mayo resigned his Ward 6 Alderman seat on Tuesday after obtaining a position with

        the state House of Representatives. A special election will be held Feb. 14. (December 21, 2011, Page 1)

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          Judge continues Facebook lawsuit

          A U.S. District judge has put a local lawsuit against Facebook on hold while the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation decides whether to consolidate the suit with at least 11 other identical lawsuits that have been filed around the country against the social media giant. (December 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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            RIF program funding restored

            Reading is Fundamental will receive its funding from Congress after a precarious fall when the money was uncertain for the program that funds books to be given out to local children. Around 600 Lafayette County residents would have been impacted if the cuts had been made. (December 20, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Education briefs

              • NWCC releases honor rolls for fall semester
              • Locals named to MUW honor rolls
              • OES art students
              • OUS play
              • LES Christmas Play
              • OES announces Shining Stars
              • Local students collect lids
              • Sharing Christmas Spirit with Lafayette FFA

               (December 20, 2011, Page 6A)

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                The Road of the Samaritan

                Remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Local columnist T.J. Ray reminds readers of the story and tells how we can be good  Samaritans locally by helping with local organizations such as The Pantry. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  The Final Journey

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back in history and on the “final journey” as the three wise men follow the star to find the Christ child. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    I sat around a campfire with William Faulkner

                    Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell lets us know about a memorable hunt with his uncle, father and Oxford literary great William Faulkner. (December 19, 2011, Page 4)

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