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Oxford LEEDs the way

The new Oxford High School will be built to LEED standards to promote a more green lifestyle. The school will be the first in the state in K-12 education to move forward with the green construction. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

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    Taste of Oxford to raise funds to benefit St. Jude hospital

    A fundraiser for St. Jude will be held at the Library Bar and Grill on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For a $50 ticket, attendees can enjoy a sampling of food from around Oxford, live music and an auction. For information, visit www.stjude.org/tasteofoxford (March 1, 2011, Page 3)

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      Education briefs

      • OHS Parade of beauties set Saturday
      • LHS band boosters to meet
      • Walking Wednesdays return
      • Literacy Carnival set Wednesday
      • LMS yearbooks on sale
      • Children’s concert set Monday
      • Toles selected for Who’s Who at USM
      • Student Soloists Concert set Monday
      • LMS hosts CSI night
      • Projects sought for UM Big Event
      • LES sets kindergarten registration
      • Oxford High School History Club takes home 11 awards
      • Naron named to represent WV School District in Miss. Teacher of the year program
      • Women’s history month program set Wednesday
      • OMS releases honor roll

       (March 1, 2011, Page 6, 7)

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        Frugality Is Fun

        In this materialistic, card-swipe age, frugality and thrift are often ignored. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points to his upbringing and his Mama’s mindset as he writes that America’s sub-motto should be: Frugality is fun. (March 1, 2011, Page 4)

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          The failed U.S. Postal Service

          Guest columnist Paul L. Westerfield takes on the U.S. Postal service, noting that it seems more self-serving than providing a reasonably-priced and productive service. He cites junk mail, unions and overpaid leaders as problems that need to be solved. (March 1, 2011, Page 4)

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            More help for the homeless

            Homeless Task Force met on Sunday to discuss continued goals and projects already in place and plan for future projects aimed at helping reduce the amount of homeless and displaced persons in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

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              Meals made for hungry kids

              More than 700 volunteers from around Oxford and the University of Mississippi helped prepare 142,000 meals that will be shipped off to Kenya this summer as part of the Feed the Hunger Pack-A-Thon that took place this weekend in the old Walmart building, located next to the Malco Theater. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

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                Carol closes doors after 38 years

                Carol’s Thrift Shop closes this Friday after a half off clearance sale after 38 years in business. (February 28, 2011, Page 3)

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                  Oxford welcomes 50 new citizens to the US

                  Carolina Orrego had wanted to be an American citizen since she moved to Orlando at age 15. Now as an employee of the University of Mississippi, Orrego finally received her wish on Friday along with 49 others from 19 countries during the naturalization ceremony held at the federal courthouse. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Pre-spring fun: dream real estate purchases

                    Got a few extra dollars – a few million – gathering dust? Looking for a real estate bargain? Editor Don Whitten takes a fun-filled look around the world of high-dollar, celebrity-oriented real estate as he prices a mobster’s home, Truman Capote’s spread and some private islands. What better way to spend a dreary late-winter, pre-spring day? (February 28, 2011, Page 4)

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