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OFD raises money for tornado victims

The Oxford Fire Department raised $6,700 Thursday night at a benefit street dance and concert held in front of City Hall. The proceeds are going to purchase supplies needed by last week’s storm victims in Lafayette County. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

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    UHS ’61 class asked to share life experiences

    Project Talent is looking for University of High School graduates from 1961 to complete a life long survey. Call 866-770-6077 or e-mail projecttalent50@air.org. Students that took the study in 1960 are eligible. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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      School districts to receive more funds

      Lafayette and Oxford School Districts will see more state funds this year but only because both will see a growth in student population. (May 6, 2011, Page 5A)

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        Sunday alcohol sales uncorked

        The first test of Oxford’s expanding alcohol sales on a select-few Sundays will be this weekend on Mother’s Day. Sales will be allowed in restaurants from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

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          Celebrating the lady we couldn’t do without

          It’s time for the busiest phone day of the year and one of the busiest days for cards. So what day is it – Mother’s Day, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our mothers and all they have done, and do, for us while urging all of us to show a little love this weekend to the lady responsible for us being here. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Our elephant involves help with mental illness

            Local columnist T.J. Ray points out the elephant standing in the corner of our room – the lack of help for folks with mental problems – and wonders when we’ll acknowledge it and do something about it. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Tina Cox writes to tell of all of the assistance friends, neighbors and others are giving those in the Pine Flat area after the recent tornado and to thank them for what they’ve done. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Directions to the road to recovery

                Around 70 to 80 people gathered at Pine Flat United Methodist Church Wednesday night to take part in a community meeting dealing with recovery efforts from the EF-3 tornado and straight-line winds that struck Lafayette County on April 27. Officials discussed ways to contact and file claims with FEMA officials, as well as ways to handle debris left by the violent storm. (May 5, 2011, Page 1)

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                  End of the year goodbyes

                  Lafayette County Schools accepted retirement from several teachers at Monday’s board meeting including Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology counselor Joy Thompson who shared her story about best moments and challenges in her career. (May 5, 2011, Page 2)

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                    City school leader dead at 55

                    Kim Myrick Stasny, 55, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after complications from a brain tumor.

                    Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oxford University United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 3.

                    Bramlett and Oxford Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:40 and the remainder of the schools will dismiss at 2.
                    (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 1)

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