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Concert set to fund Burns-Belfry restoration

In order to raise funds for the oldest African-American structure in Oxford, the Burns-Belfry Heritage Cultural Center, the community is invited to the Worship Experience on April 23.
The concert, to be held at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center, will have the Mississippi Mass Choir headlining along with F@VoR3D, University of MS Gospel Choir, and a local choir consisting of singers from several area churches and being organized by Tom Barrett of First Baptist Church.

 (April 2, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Summer camps drawing near

    An abundance of summer camps are being offered for LOU area children that include summer fun, arts and crafts, learning about the environment, the universe and even what it’s like to be a college student. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Residents object to rate hike request

      Henry Pace and several other Lafayette County residents have issued complaints with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, protesting Bell Utilities’ request to raise its water and sewer rates by about 40 percent. (April 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Health bills – and Pell grants?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Enjoy the eggs, but don’t forget what Easter’s about

          This is the week and weekend for dying eggs, hunting eggs, eating eggs and getting involved with all kinds of Easter fun. Editor Don Whitten recalls his days having that fun; however, he also stresses it’s more important to remember what Easter is really all about. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Easter egg hunts planned

            The Oxford Park Commission’s Easter Egg Hunt is one of several Easter events planned for this weekend. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service says there is a 60-percent change of rain that could force many of the events to be canceled or rescheduled. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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              New outreach offers meals, counseling

              Members of Rivers Hill Church of Christ prepared and served meals Wednesday for the homeless and needy in Oxford.

              Of the estimated 200 homeless and/or needy individuals in town, 65 came to get a hot meal at this first-time outreach mission of the church. (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                Everyone wins at Special Olympics

                On Wednesday, 300 athletes from six counties participated in the Area 4 Special Olympics Track and Field event.
                The Olympics started at Oxford City Hall with the annual Cam Cooper lighting of the torch. The second Cam Cooper Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Michael Dupper who has played a major role in the Olympics since 1979.

                 (April 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Harley Garrett writes to remind citizens if they don’t like the change that’s going on in the country today, then they should take advantage of their personal weapon – their vote – to do something about it. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

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                    It’s time to step up and be counted

                    News Editor Jonathan Scott has filled out – and mailed back – his 2010 Census form and he notes only one change from the census’ sloan of “Take 10.” He’d say “Take Nine” since it didn’t take him but nine minutes. Scott tells us the importance of returning the forms and gives us a look at how well we’re doing locally. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

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