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TV horror hearse or look-alike?

Is it the original creepy hearse used in a popular Memphis TV show in the 1960s and 1970s or just a nearly identical look-alike? That’s the question hearse owner Joe Willis hasn’t been able to answer about his piece of morbid memorabilia. Retirees Joe and Merrill Willis own and operate the Yoknapatawpha Heritage Museum on Highway 30 in Lafayette County and a hearse in their possession for the past 20 years, has recently come under question as to whether it may be the authentic item used in Sivad’s “Fantastic Features” and at the Memphis Malco Theaters. (June 4, 2010, Page 1A)

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    LMS registration set next week

    After a low turnout for registration last month, Lafayette Middle School is trying again to have students register for the upcoming school year. Registration will be held in the LMS counseling center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (June 4, 2010, Page 10A)

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      Rain could postpone movie night at Avent Park

      With a 60 percent chance of rain predicted for most of the day today, the Oxford Park Commission’s first Movie in the Park event might have be put off for another day. OPC officials say they will decide by 3 this afternoon whether  to postpone the event to Saturday. Check the OPC website at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or call 232-2380. (June 4, 2010, Page 3A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Lafayette Middle School and the LMS PTO wrote to thank all who took part in their “Pump Up the Presence” program this year. (June 4, 2010, Page 4A)

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          FEMA offers advice; info on keeping homes safe

          The Federal Emergency Management Agency is on hand throughout the week at the Oxford Home Depot to offer suggestions on how to keep homes safe when severe weather strikes. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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            Family to hold memorial fish fry in honor of organ donor

            It’s been five years since Janis Parker lost her husband, John Robert Parker Sr., after his eight-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and a massive stroke.
            Despite her loss, Janis is comforted knowing his death has helped others live.
            On Saturday, friends and family will meet at Friends Park in Tula, a place Parker enjoyed visiting when he was alive. (June 3, 2010, Page 2)

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              Square businesses a little less bright

              Oxford adopted on Tuesday new regulations regarding illuminated signs and hanging banners. The sign ordinance will affect businesses around the Square and the banner measure affects all businesses in the city. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                Library: No funding increase requested

                Demand for library services may be going up, but the staff of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library expects to do more with the same amount of funds. Representatives of the library are asking local governments to fund their next year’s budget at the same level they were funded this year. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Metabolic syndrome becoming more common

                  Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about an issue that affects many in Lafayette County – metabolic syndrome. He discusses the problem of abdominal obesity, its characteristics, its potential dangers and treatment. (June 3, 2010, Page 12)

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                    Best of Oxford winners section out Friday

                    The annual Best of Oxford winners’ section published by The Oxford EAGLE is scheduled to be in Friday’s paper. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the trends and highlights of this year’s voting as he thanks readers for taking part in the annual survey/poll that’s very popular with advertisers and readers. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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