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Gifted program IQ standard rises

Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Dance company: For students, by students

    A group of students at the University of Mississippi have formed a dance company which allows them to create, stage and market their own productions. Known as the Hinge Dance Company, the members of the group will be performing their latest production, “Opaque,” this weekend. (February 26, 2010, Page 6A)

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      Hospital acquires new MRI unit

      Patients who need an MRI but may be afraid of closed-in spaces will now be able to get the diagnosis they need in comfort, thanks to the purchase of the new Siemens Espree open-bore MRI at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s Oxford Diagnostic Center. (February 25, 2010, Page 12)

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        FBI to hold citizens academy

        The FBI will hold a Citizen’s Academy in May for education, business, labor, media, minority, government, religious and community leaders in Oxford who are interested in federal law enforcement issues and challenges. (February 25, 2010, Page 1)

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          OUS to remain open

          Oxford University School appears to be in the clear as far as a foreclosure goes and intends to remain open. A group of concerned Oxford University School parents met with the board and headmaster Don Frazier along with Citizen’s Bank CEO and President Frank Sibley at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday evening to clarify the recent news on the future of the school.

           (February 25, 2010, Page 2)

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            Say, Guv, can I ask you a question?

            The general public doesn’t get many chances to ask top government officials questions, but readers of The Oxford EAGLE will get their chance next week if they submit some good ones to New Editor Jonathan Scott, who’s on a panel that will be talking with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Got a question? Send it in to Scott at The EAGLE. (February 25, 2010, Page 4)

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              Lafayette names top teachers

              Lafayette Upper Elementary School teacher Judy Bishop has been honored as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Fellow teachers taking the honors for their respective schools include Grace Brooks, Lafayette Elementary School; Penny Allen, Lafayette Middle School; and Joan Vaughn, Lafayette High School. (February 25, 2010)

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                Boy Scouts grow with the times

                For the last 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have changed with the times but have remained true to their basic fundamental values. Boy Scouts still work to earn merit badges in more than 120 areas including first-aid, camping and astronomy, as they have done since their conception 100 years ago. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

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                  House passes $300 million transportation bond

                  A $300 million bill that passed the Mississippi House Tuesday may help to move along widening Highway 7 South. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Run for Hope a community-wide event

                    Many local runners are taking part and many other citizens have volunteered for a wide variety of jobs at Saturday’s Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K run. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part to cheer everyone on as they take part in a local event that helps a special cause at Camp Hopewell and could mean so much to the community. (February 24, 2010, Page 4)

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