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Milly Moorhead West writes to support Rep. Travis Childers and to urge people to not believe everything they hear or see in political ads. (September 23, 2010, Page 4)

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    Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

    Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

    The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

    For more information, e-mail oxfordrespite@ms.metrocast.net. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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      Fire strikes bowling alley

      An early morning fire left The Lanes bowing alley and Brass Monkey bar and grill destroyed — and Oxford residents without water.

      The combination of a high-profile fire and lack of water made for hectic start of the day for emergency responders and hundreds of the city’s residents.

      The cause of the city’s water problem started hours before the fire, when a Chevy Tahoe ran off Molly Barr Road at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck an electric pole, knocking it down, according to city officials. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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        Cedar Oaks’ neighbors voice concerns

        A handful of Murray Street residents voiced concerns during a public hearing on Tuesday about Cedar Oaks. The historic home may soon have alcohol served at events as the Tourism office continues to find new ways to market the home to increase revenue. (September 22, 2010, Page 2)

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          Preparing tech school for the future

          Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology formed a new committee to consider curriculum changes to adapt to the 21st century and find ways to help students and local businesses and industry to develop new classes. The committee met for the first time on Tuesday. (September 22, 2010, Page 1, 3)

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            Summer of 2010 was event-filled – and hot

            What do you remember most about the summer of 2010 as it officially ends this week? World Cup soccer? The Gulf oil spill? Sunday sales of alcohol? Or the heat? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a season that’s seemed very long and very tough to deal with. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

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                Wright’s mother hopes to raise reward money

                Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.

                Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Fathers, daughters go on date at Chick-fil-A

                  A red carpet was rolled out guiding  fathers and daughters into Chick-fil-A between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday during the Daddy Daughter Date Night event.

                  Dads and daughters sat in a specially marked-off area of the restaurant that was covered in balloons. Daughters were each given a red rose.

                  Place mats with conversation starters for the dads were at each table with suggestions like “Tell a favorite childhood memory of yours; Share how your daughter is like her mom; Say what you love about your wife; Share a dream you have for your daughter.” (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Disappearing Insurance

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about “disappearing insurance,” a valuable lesson he was taught as a youngster by Jaybird, a beloved black man who worked with his father. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)

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