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Lafayette FFA wins at competition

Twenty-five Lafayette FFA students competed in the North West FFA Federation competition at Northwest Mississippi Community College on Feb. 25. Students came away with awards in fields including public speaking, cabinet making and tool identification. First- and second-place winners competed at the North District Competition this past Friday, which was held at the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology. (March 16, 2010, Page 1B)

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    This week in Education

    BRIEFS — Allyson Conley assists at the State Capitol; Oxford Middle and Oxford High schools have been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as Value Added Schools; Carolyn Carter, teacher at Lafayette Upper Elementary School, was awarded Math Model Classroom by the Renaissance Learning company; OHS English teachers tap student leaders to motivate their peers to become Shining Stars on the upcoming English Writing Assessment; Plans are being made for “Bringing It Back Home,” the OHS Class of 1990 20th reunion; Northwest Mississippi Community College is now offering GED classes at the Oxford WIN Job Center. (March 16, 2010, Page 1B)

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      Public’s help wanted to improve Pathways

      Taking advantage of upcoming events, the Oxford Pathways Commission hopes to get feedback from the community about the upcoming phase three of the Pathways project.
      The commission will present the ideas to the community during Green Week on April 20, which is being celebrated as Transportation Day, and on City Day on April 23.
      Then a public hearing will be held to discuss phase three plans on the kickoff of Bike Week on May 17 at 5 p.m. in Oxford City Hall.

       (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Relations revisited

        On Monday, African-American community members shared their stories of integration of the Oxford K-12 school system at Second Baptist Church with a group of Colorado State University students. The students were visiting Oxford as part of an optional spring break trip through the South to learn about Civil Rights. (March 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Integration leader dies at 79

          The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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            Faustus’ Fate

            EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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              MathCounts Team competes

              The Oxford Middle School Mathcounts team competed recently in the regional competition held at the University of Mississippi. They participated as a team and as individuals. The team won first place for the northeast region against teams from Tupelo, Corinth and Nettleton. The team will travel to Hinds Community College in Pearl on March 27 to compete in the state competition. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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                Lafayette High JROTC competes

                After advancing through two phases of competition, Lafayette High School’s AFJROTC academic team composed of Tyler Sparks, Arnissa Tyson, Victoria Miller, Janet Giron’Legarda, Reese Mardis and Alexandria Bowman will compete in the final championship round of The College Options Foundation’s 2010 Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl in Washington at Bolling Air Force Base, April 23-26. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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                  Regents science fair results

                  The winners of the Regents School of Oxford science fair will advance to the District Science Fair at Ole Miss on March 23 for the Upper School and March 24 for the Lower School. Winners of the District Science Fair will advance to the State Science Fair which will be held March 29 and 30 at Mississippi State University. (March 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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                    New Republican group formed

                    A new group formed by local Republicans holds its first meeting  Thursday with guest speaker Henry Ross, a candidate for the first congressional district. The meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Courtroom 1 of the Lafayette County Chancery Building is open to the public and anyone interested in joining the new Lafayette County Republican Group.

                     (March 16, 2010, Page 3A)

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