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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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                  Lawmakers reflect on 2011 session

                  State legislators shared an update with the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and business leaders on Wednesday. A focus on education and mental health caused the most strain on planning of this year’s budget. (May 5, 2011, Page 5)

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                    Mental health

                    With May being Mental Health Month and this week being Children’s Mental Health Week, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the struggles we and our loved ones often have and our journeys to seek assistance. (May 5, 2011, Page 4)

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