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Barbara J. Smith writes to thank members of O-U Methodist Church and anonymous food donors for their recent help with the Pantry and also to remind the public that Empty Bowls, a major fundraiser, is set for this Thursday at O-U Methodist. (February 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Missing class is not like it used to be

    Ole Miss student Amanda Schnugg talks about getting sick during the first couple weeks of the new semester and different it is from being in grade school when you were able to stay home when sick without feeling guilty. (February 4, 2011, Page 1B)

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      ‘Biggest Loser’ wins over crowd with success story

      About 150 people listened to Vicksburg native Patrick House’s story of how he managed to get on The Biggest Loser show last year and win the entire competition, losing 156 pounds during a motivational lecture last night at the North Oxford Baptist Church. The program was one of several events planned for the free, health initiative Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Lafayette’s population booms

        Data released this week from the U.S. Census shows Lafayette County as being the fastest growing nonmetropolitan area in Mississippi with a 22.2 percent increase of population since 2000. The city of Oxford also grew over the last 10 years going from the 35th biggest city in the state to the 20th biggest city. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Going green saves green

          The Lafayette County School Board chose to go paperless for future meetings at Thursday’s board meeting. (February 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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            New high school plans discussed with Disability Committee

            Architect Michael Jones met with the Mayor’s Committee on Disability Issues this week to discuss needs for the new high school. (February 4, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Burlesque group helping local charity

              A team effort is being put in place to help raise money for the Oxford Medical Ministries Saturday night at the Powerhouse, as the Young Professionals of Oxford and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council present the second annual Valentine’s Day Vaudeville Review. Tennessee Tease, a burlesque group made up primarily of Ole Miss theater students, will perform “Venus Envy” and host a meet and greet photo/autograph session during a VIP reception before the show. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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                Powerhouse renovation making progress

                The Powerhouse Community Arts Center renovation will move forward after $285,000 in grant money was approved on Tuesday. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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                  Balancing connected with being too connected

                  We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Oxford refrain

                    Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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