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  • Lafayette High School concert, women and madrigal choirs have been invited to the Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • Dongsik Kim will join the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Class of 2012.
  • Wesley Warren Estock and Joshua McCormick were listed on the president’s list at Mississippi College. Elizabeth McCormick was named to the dean’s list.
  • Mary Manning Booker graduated with her Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
  • McKenna Raney received scholarships to attend Hendrix College.
  • Felicity Flesher and Jillian Mattern win National Merit scholarships.
  • Several locals graduated from Itawamba Community College.
  • Sarah Kathryn Gates graduates from Louisiana State University with honors.
  • Head Start hosts a multi-cultural week.
  • A copy of the federal programs application for both Lafayette and Oxford are available for review in the district offices.
  • GED Testing is now being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College.

 (June 1, 2010, Page 6A)

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    2nd-grader speaks 4 languages

    Alexandra Timofte just completed second grade at Oxford Elementary School, learning English as her fourth language while visiting America with her parents. Vlad and Aida are visiting mathematics professors at the University of Mississippi. In her short time here, Alexandra has gone on to become an excellent chess player and will now compete at the Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational on July 25-30. (June 1, 2010, Page 6a)

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      Those who gave all

      While current and past veterans were recognized Monday,  the annual Memorial Day  ceremony at the National Guard Armory was a time to remember the veterans who didn’t make it back home. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Electric dept. seeks $20M budget

        The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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          OPD gets grant for communications equipment

          Curious minds might want to know what Oxford police officers are up to, but thanks to a grant, new radios will soon prevent most police chatter from being heard on scanners. (June 1, 2010, Page 2A)

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            Jimmy Arrington leaves gifts to so many

            Editor Don Whitten recalls his first encounter with longtime Lafayette High football coach Jimmy Arrington and uses it to show how Arrington, who passed away Friday, affected all of those he met. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Thimk!

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives readers the same list of items that appeared in church bulletins to help his college students see how important it is to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Lafayette County’s unemployment rate dips again

                In the first four months of 2010, Lafayette County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 10.3 percent in January to 8.2 percent in April, according to a new jobs report. (May 28, 2010, Page 5A)

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                  Officers patrol Square with four-legged partners

                  While the Square is no stranger to dogs and their owners during the day, another breed of four-legged friends have been sharing the sidewalks and streets with the usual nighttime crowds.
                  Oxford Police Department’s Mounted Patrol has been out and about the Square since being approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen earlier this year. (May 28, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Marking Memorial Day

                    Local veterans are asking area residents to help them remember those who have made the greatest sacrifice while serving their country.
                    The annual Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory, located off the Sisk Avenue exit of Highway 7 N. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)

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