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Runs aid kids’ diabetes camp

On Saturday, the Run for Hope 5K run and half marathon will  be held in Oxford. More than 500 runners have already signed up for the race and organizers expect another 150 to join as walk-ins on Saturday.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. for the half-marathon and 8:45 a.m. for the 5K run. The race will begin at the Oxford Convention Center off Sisk Boulevard. (February 22, 2011, Page 1)

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    Ready for severe weather?

    Gov. Haley Barbour has declared this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service will issue a statewide tornado test warning on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Schools, government agencies and businesses are encouraged to participate in the drill. (February 22, 2011, Page 1)

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      Local columnist Jimmy Reed’s memories of reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work about human nature sparked other memories – of his constant companion and mentor Jaybird teaching him to enjoy eating chitlins. (February 22, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Roger Franck writes to urge those exercise their dogs by riding alongside them on bikes to realize the danger that holds for the rider and the dog, while the administration, faculty and staff from Ackerman High School write to thank all in the community for their assistance in connection with the tragic school bus accident recently in Calhoun County. (February 22, 2011, Page 4)

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          Seussical opens at OMS

          With over 80 students involved, “Seussical,” the play about Dr. Seuss books, opens at Oxford Middle School on Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and the performances will be held at the Oxford High School auditorium. (February 22, 2011, Page 5)

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            Education briefs

            • UM honor roll
            • FFA winners
            • Locals graduate from Kaplan
            • Oxford sets snow days
            • Woodington on president’s list
            • Howorth makes dean’s list
            • Young named to dean’s list
            • Locals entered in Phi Kappa Phi
            • NWCC collects donations
            • Raney participates in theater production
            • Hitchens nominated for service award
            • LES sets kindergarten registration
            • OHS honor roll

             (February 22, 2011, Page 5, 10)

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              Powerhouse burglary being investigated

              Oxford Police detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. More than $1,000 was stolen. (February 21, 2011, Page 2)

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                Cadets, veterans share memories

                On Friday, about six Ole Miss Air Force ROTC cadets sat with veterans at the State Veteran’s Home listening to the men reminisce about the days — and years — they spent serving their country as part of the “Valentine for Veterans” Program. (February 21, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Land donated to Cedar Oaks

                  The United Daughters of the Confederacy donated a portion of land that unbeknownst to the city had been part of the Cedar Oaks property but owned by their organization. The donation occurred on Friday with a celebration-thank you lunch and tour of the property. (February 21, 2011, Page 1)

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                    March madness – even with three more teams

                    Increasing the field for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships from 65 to 68 teams made the job of picking the teams much easier for the selection committee, right? Not so, says chairman Gene Smith. Editor Don Whitten, whoenjoyed a bit of “bracketology” during his years covering sports, agrees as he takes a look at the possibilities with the larger field. (February 21, 2011, Page 4)

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