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Dealing with post-Christmas, holiday blues

Feeling some of those holiday blues? Tree still up? Wrapping and boxes still in the carport? Thinking about those January bills? Editor Don Whitten offers some suggestions in dealing with the pressures of the two-week holiday period that wraps up one year and begins another. (December 28, 2011, Page 4)

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    Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

    Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

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      Education Briefs

      • Foster retires from NWCC board
      • Chandler graduates from Harding
      • ICC releases honor roll
      • FFA chapter attends retreat
      • NWCC offers GED classes
      • OHS advances to State Theatre Festival

       (December 27, 2011, Page 7)

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        Attorney takes on new career: author

        Lauren Alexander was an attorney in Oxford for many years before turning her sights on writing. She recently released two books and will speak about them at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on Jan. 26. (December 27, 2011, Page 7)

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          Do The Hard Part First

          Local columnist – and college teacher – Jimmy Reed talks about his father’s advice and how he makes that his annual New Year’s Resolution: to do, and to teach others to do, the hard part first. (December 27, 2011, Page 4)

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            Planning Commission OKS new well

            The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new well, a cement structure to house it in, and a new iron-filtering system for Punkin Water Association Thursday night. (December 23, 2011, Page 2A)

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              OSD lawsuits dismissed

              Two lawsuits, one a claim against the Oxford School District and the other a counter-claim against the parents of a special needs child – were jointly dismissed with prejudice Tuesday after more than a year of appeals. (December 23, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Oxford girl wins art contest

                Grace Berry, 8, won first place in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting 2011 Holiday Card art contest. Her artwork is featured on this year’s holiday card that’s being sent from MPB to its members and other agencies. (December 23, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  The most important birthday of all

                  What kind of cake are you having for Christmas on Sunday? It’s the birthday of Jesus and Editor Don Whitten writes about how his families always have cake to celebrate birthdays. That and more Christmas memories and traditions are the subject of Whitten’s last column before the big day. (December 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    DIY projects needed for Big Event

                    The University of Mississippi Big Event committee is looking for projects from the community as a way for students to say “thank you” to Oxford and Lafayette County for allowing them to call the LOU community their home for a few years. Ideas can be submitted by picking up applications at the Student Union, Room 402, area churches, or at  City Hall or by emailing at bigevent@olemiss.edu. (December 22, 2011, Page 1)

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