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  • Vet Speaks to DDES Students
  • Mize, Rutherford named to Literacy team
  • AR goals met at BES
  • Sufka honored by Iowa State
  • UM ROTC runs for Vets

 (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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    The Human Spirit

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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      WV teen killed in weekend wreck

      A Water Valley High School graduate was killed late early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road for unknown reasons.

      Jeremy Michael Barber, 19, was pronounced dead by Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark just after midnight Sunday on Highway 32 East.

      Barber suffered massive trauma during the one-vehicle wreck. It was unknown this morning what caused Barber to lose control of his vehicle. (November 15, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Abbeville to get package store

        Folks living in Abbeville who want to buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner, or some brandy to help keep them warm during the long, cold winter nights, will no longer have to drive 12 miles out of their way.

        Lafayette County resident Will Matthews and New Albany resident Chandler Rogers have teamed up to open the Riverfront Wine and Spirits package store at 1040 Highway 7 North in Abbeville.

        Matthews and Rogers said they chose the location because of its convenience for those citizens living in northern Lafayette County and southern Marshall County.

        They received a permit from the Department of Revenue last week that allows them to open the package store in the city limits of Abbeville. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Parks celebrates her centennial birthday

          Inez Bonds Parks came home Saturday to celebrate her 100th birthday with more than 100 members of her large family.

          Parks, a Lafayette County native, now lives with her daughter, Becky Thomas, in Columbus. But it’s the small community of Philadelphia that she calls home. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Street closings set around OMS

            Washington Avenue will be closed for about 45 days with some sections open intermittently for the Safe Routes to School project. Sidewalk repair, additional and traffic calming measures will be added to Washington Ave. to create a safer place for kids to walk to school. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)

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              Christmas Parade applications being accepted

              It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Decorations on display, grocery stores filled with Christmas goodies. And now it is time to prepare for the annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade. Applications are now available at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce at 299 W. Jackson Ave. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)

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                Operation Christmas Child Begins this week

                Collection of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child begins today. Collectors estimate a goal of 3,500 shoeboxes to be collected for Lafayette County. Boxes should be delivered to the Orchard at 1606 Highway 30 E. For information, call 801-8511. (November 15, 2010, Page 3A)

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                  Daring to be different

                  A new restaurant, The Round Table, opened on the Square recently and is set to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Owned by Griffin Tanner and Jeff Dunham, the site is at the former Ghost Soldier bar but now also includes the upstairs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6A)

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                    Local news tops priority list for stories

                    Some Oxford EAGLE readers aren’t happy when the paper has “too much” local news and not enough state and national news because The EAGLE is the only paper they subscribe to. Others are bothered because of the amount of Associated Press content because they buy The EAGLE to get local news. Editor Don Whitten tries to give a little insight into the daily decisions made by your community newspaper. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)

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