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  • Roberts completes Russian program
  • Walking Wednesdays Continue
  • OMS Chorus fundraiser continues
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Gives a Helping Hand

 (November 30, 2010, Page 6)

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    Broadcast program takes off at OHS

    Oxford High School students are now on the air with the new broadcast journalism program that began this year. The program is an initiative by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association and the UM Meek School of Journalism and New Media. (November 30, 2010, Page 6)

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      Understanding

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at motives and how they’re often influenced by self-interest, and suggests that we turn to love and understanding before we make decisions and comments. (November 30, 2010, Page 4)

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        Unemployment rate climbs slightly

        After the local unemployment rate dropped for a couple of months late this summer, the percentage of jobless workers In Lafayette County has been inching up the past two months. For October, the county recorded an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent, or two-tenths of a percentage point higher than September’s jobless rate of 7.1 percent. (November 29, 2010, Page 6A)

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          Oscar nominees to read for charity

          The Dramatic Reading Series organized by the SonEdna Foundation will kick off on Saturday with a reading of “Some Sing, Some Cry.” Among the cast included is Alfre Woodard, Hattie Winston, Richard Lawson, Nambi Kelley and Gilbert Glenn Brown. To purchase tickets, visit the UM Box office. (November 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Funds OK’d to collect waste

            Oxford will host its annual Hazardous Waste Day on April 16 after the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality provided a $60,000 grant last week to make it happen. (November 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Shopping for the hard-to-shop-for

              The question is to be expected about this time of the year: Have you come up with a list of things for people to get you for Christmas? It’s an easy question to answer when you’re talking about youngsters, but a bit more difficult when you get to older folks. Editor Don Whitten discusses the problems shopping for middle-aged males and others in the hard-to-shop-for category. (November 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month

                Yoknapatawpha Heritage Museum serves up an American Indian quiz just in time for the holiday in honor of the month long celebration of Native American Heritage. (November 25, 2010, Page 7A)

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                  UM Law School move underway

                  Faculty began the move to the new $50 million dollar facility for the UM School of Law this week with plans to finalize the move of staff and students in December and January. (November 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Sons receive last gift from late mother

                    Two sons received a Thanksgiving gift from their mother who had died 10 years earlier when an unknown life insurance policy check came to them by way of State Treasurer Tate Reeves. (November 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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