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OPC softball an integral part of community

With Tommie Shelby’s induction into the Buster Dixon Walk of Fame and the unveiling of a plaque recognizing all of the winners of the award for contributions to the local summer softball scene, Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his involvement in, and memories of, Oxford Park Commission youth and adult softball. (April 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Kay Cobb, Chair of TEA Party Oxford, writes to note that TEA Party Oxford is not a third party but rather a group of concerned citizens who shed light on a number of issues, while Pete Trussell writes to take issue with a recent story about a Day of Silence at OHS and to offer his another website for information. (April 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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      A deeper shade of green

      Choosing alternative modes of transportation — such as biking to work, walking or even riding the Oxford University Transit buses — is one way we can all lower our ecological footprint. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Plans offered to save money by saving energy

        TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Another roadblock to safety?

          If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

          But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Education briefs

            • Oxford Elementary Honor Roll
            • Cauthen wins award
            • Urgo named President
            • Project WET Teacher workshop set for April 20
            • LMS student form Green Team

             (April 19, 2011, Page 6A)

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              Pierced Hands

              Hands are the key to the most wonderful story ever told. Local columnist Jimmy Reed explains as he takes a look at James Weldon Johnson’s “The Creation” along with the story of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection as we continue through Holy Week. (April 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                OHS students observe Day of Silence

                For Josh Pillault, one day of silence a year is perhaps the most important time to express himself. Celebrating the National Day of Silence on Friday, Pillault, a junior, and other students at Oxford High School wore T-shirts and covered their mouths to show their support for gay and lesbian friends and family. (April 18, 2011, Page 6A)

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                  UM names law school for Khayat

                  “Overwhelmed.” That was the word Robert Khayat, former University of Mississippi chancellor, summoned when asked how it felt to have the new UM Law School named in his honor on Friday afternoon. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Eating ‘green’ easier

                    During Oxford’s Green Week, area restaurants are presenting foods that are considered “green” because are bought locally and/or are grown organically. Eating green is being highlighted as part of the Green Week activities. Read about “green” food in today’s EAGLE. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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