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Missing more days has more serious consequences

School is serious business to the Oxford School Board. Beginning this year, the district is taking measures to ensure students and parents make attendance a priority. (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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    Autism camp fundraiser Thursday

    SuperTalk Mississippi will bring its show to Oxford on Thursday. Radio personalities Paul Gallo, JT and Sid Salter are making a roadtrip to build a camp. While broadcasting their shows, the group will be asking listners to give donations for the Center Ridge OutPost camp which will benefit autistic children. (July 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Oxford School District releases bus schedule

      The Oxford School District has released its bus schedule for the coming school year. The schedule includes the number of the bus and the streets and roads the bus travels. (July 13, 2010, Page 2B)

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        Education Briefs

        • William Anderson selected for leader conference
        • D’Marius Tyshun Deberry selected for engineering camp
        • Parents are invited to review the special education budget for Oxford School District
        • Lafayette School District to host bullying meeting
        • GED testing is available at NWCC

         (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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          Earmarks and communicating with lawmakers

          Are you bothered a bit by some of the earmarks that senators and representatives are involved with? Why don’t you contact them and let them know what you think? That’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds – or should be – as local columnist T.J. Ray explains. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Please Drive Carefully

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed hears lots from family and friends about his reluctance to join the 21st century, but relates a joke he heard recently that shows that not all who are “older” are as challenged as some think he is. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Heat takes toll on fish

              At Saturday’s annual fishing rodeo at Lake Patsy, youngsters landed plenty of live ones. During the contest dead fish began to float to the top of the lake. On Sunday, city crews began to clean up the dead fish they found and will continue when any other fish surface. Despite the loss of fish, the rodeo was a success with nearly 60 participants. (July 12, 2010, Page 8)

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                Well, whad’ya know?

                Listening has its rewards and Kaye Bryant of Oxford has reaped its benefits. She is an avid fan of Michael Feldman’s “Whad’ya Know” radio show on NPR. Answering an announcement for the biggest fan contest of the show, Bryant sent in her entry. As the winning contestant, Bryant will be flown into Madison, Wis., on Aug. 13 to receive her award. (July 12, 2010, Page 3)

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                  Three earn Eagle Scout ranking since January

                  Earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is no easy task. Nationally, statistics list that only 2 percent in earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Oxford’s Boy Scout Troup 45 is making mincemeat of that statistic by honoring three boys who earned their Eagle Scout ranking since January. Those scouts are Rustin Rasberry, David Rozier III and William Alexander. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Hollywood helps local youth

                    On Friday the local Boys & Girls Club received a check for $25,000. With guidance from Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt, the coaches appearing to in “The Blind Side” gave a gift worthy of a motion picture award. Why? The money came from the collective pay the coaches received for appearing in the movie. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

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