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Easter egg hunts planned

The Oxford Park Commission’s Easter Egg Hunt is one of several Easter events planned for this weekend. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service says there is a 60-percent change of rain that could force many of the events to be canceled or rescheduled. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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    New outreach offers meals, counseling

    Members of Rivers Hill Church of Christ prepared and served meals Wednesday for the homeless and needy in Oxford.

    Of the estimated 200 homeless and/or needy individuals in town, 65 came to get a hot meal at this first-time outreach mission of the church. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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      Everyone wins at Special Olympics

      On Wednesday, 300 athletes from six counties participated in the Area 4 Special Olympics Track and Field event.
      The Olympics started at Oxford City Hall with the annual Cam Cooper lighting of the torch. The second Cam Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Michael Dupper who has played a major role in the Olympics since 1979.

       (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Harley Garrett writes to remind citizens if they don’t like the change that’s going on in the country today, then they should take advantage of their personal weapon – their vote – to do something about it. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

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          It’s time to step up and be counted

          News Editor Jonathan Scott has filled out – and mailed back – his 2010 Census form and he notes only one change from the census’ sloan of “Take 10.” He’d say “Take Nine” since it didn’t take him but nine minutes. Scott tells us the importance of returning the forms and gives us a look at how well we’re doing locally. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

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            Keeping UM cool: University has nearly $10 million in AC upgrades planned

            The University of Mississippi is working to keep students, faculty and staff cool with several upcoming projects.
            The university is set to receive $10 million for a new chiller plant next year and other critical projects after Mississippi lawmakers agreed last week to borrow $402 million for renovations at state-owned facilities and universities.

             (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

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              Home lost in morning fire

              Smoking is likely the cause of a Tuesday morning fire in the College Hill Heights subdivision that destroyed a two-story home, according to fire officials. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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                Burglars busy in county

                Burglaries in Lafayette County continue to keep investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department busy. After a surge of residential burglaries in both the city of Oxford and county during the holidays, break-ins in the county continue at a steady rate. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jason T. Plunk writes to commend the Oxford Police Department horseback unit for its recent work around the Square, Lena L. Ward and Ellawee Ivy suggest that Gov. Haley Barbour pay for a lawsuit against the Health Care bill, and Randy Yates writes that we should consider naming some of our local streets after local authors. (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

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                    On the shoulders of giants

                    Local physician and Army veteran Will Dabbs pens a guest column telling about a recent and valuable friendship with World War II veteran John Ratliff, who recently passed away. Dabbs points out how much Ratliff and other veterans of his time gave for us to have our freedoms today. (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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