Jean M. Shaw writes, on behalf of the L-O-U Homeless Task Force, to thank members of the community for helping make “Chili Bowl for the Soul” a success. (February 11, 2011, Page 4A)
The Oxford Salvation Army has a brand spankin’ new home thanks to a local builder who wanted to design a building that would fill the needs for the organizations that works so hard to fill the needs of others.
On Tuesday, director Lisa Coleman cut the red ribbon at the grand opening of the new building that was constructed in three months time. The new Salvation Army is located at 2647 West Oxford Loop. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)
So far this year, Oxford has seen its fourth snowiest winter ever, according to Marlene Mickelson, hydrometeorological technician with the NWS. The record is 20 inches of snow from December to February in 1985-86.
Wednesday’s 5 inches of snow shut down schools in Oxford and Lafayette County. Freezing temperatures caused roads to be covered in ice. Officials don’t expect the roads to improve much throughout the day. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)
With another snow storm and freezing temperatures shutting down most of the community, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks wonders if all those who whined about not having snow are happy now. He longs for warmer days and getting rid of weather-induced sniffles, and is excited about the prospects for the weekend and beyond. (February 10, 2011, Page 4)
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a noise? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes that line of questioning and debtate in the world of traffic and laws and wonders about things like school warning lights flashing on the weekend and the lengths of parking spaces. (February 10, 2011, Page 4)
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and local veteran organizations honored the winners in this year’s Voice of Democracy Speech competition for high school students and the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest for middle school students Tuesday night at an awards ceremony. (February 9, 2011, Page 2)
With the results of the 2010 Census calculated, the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment has scheduled a series of public meetings to allow the public an opportunity to discuss the effects the census will have on redistricting for the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives.
The first in this series of meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Commons ballroom on the campus of the University of Mississippi. (February 9, 2011, Page 1)
The show will go on, just one day later, after Oxford High School theatre postponed the opening of the “Wizard of Oz,” from Thursday to a Friday opening. A Sunday show has been added to make up for the delay that was caused by wintry weather expected to enter the area today. (February 9, 2011, Page 1)
Schools let out and the community is bracing for wintry weather for the rest of today with the weekend set for sunnier skies. (February 9, 2011, Page 1)
This weekend’s Oxford Film Festival, in its eighth year, will be featuring lots of films directed, produced and filmed locally and featuring local residents in the cast. There are a number of narratives and documentaries with the local touch as well as a couple of non-competing movies and works-in-progress. Editor Don Whitten talks about some of the must-see movies and warns that planning and early arrival is important. (February 9, 2011, Page 4)