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Stark Young’s days at the Walton Young Home

One of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Mississippi was also a resident of Oxford.
Although Stark Young was born in Como, he would later move with his family to Oxford. Young was born in 1881 and in 1890 his mother died. A few years later, his father, also a graduate of Ole Miss, would remarry and move to Oxford. (June 11, 2010, Page 3B)

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    How to succeed in life

    Neil Burton, a gifted-student teacher at Oxford Middle School, was one of several teachers who participated in the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Master Teacher of Economics program where teachers learn ways to bring lessons about financial responsibility, the economy and entrepreneur endeavors into the classrooms. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)

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      Being prepared for the worst

      Each time a police officer or firefighter responds to a call, there’s a risk they may not return home to their families that day.
      Everyone of them know the risk and still choose to spend their lives saving and protecting others.
      Several Oxford lawyers will be making sure all first-responder’s families are also protected in the event of their loved-ones death. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)

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        UM gets $1M for energy research

        The Department of Energy has awarded $1 million to the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi.
        The center has been researching the use of wind farms as an alternative for electrical power. A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location. Individual turbines are connected with a medium voltage power collection systems and communications network. At a substation, the current is increased in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. (June 9, 2010, Page 1)

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          Poor doesn’t equal failure

          Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them. Working on a three-year research project that will result in a documentary, Weber intends to focus on the connection between poverty and failure in education which more often than not is due to self-fulfilling prophecy. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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            The first Yankees on the Ole Miss Campus

            Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was making his first of three attempts to capture Vicksburg. This attempt would be over land from Tennessee after the Battle of Shiloh. He was following the railroad line that ran from Jackson, Tenn., to Holly Springs and then connected at Grenada with a line that ran from Memphis to Jackson. (June 4, 2010, Page 3B)

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              Rowan Oak extends hours

              Rowan Oak will now be open on Mondays this summer as well as additional evening hours for the summer. The change was due to demand from visitors. The museum is also now a member of the Blue Star program which allows active duty military and their families free access to the museum until Sept. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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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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                  Grads say goodbye

                  The graduates of Lafayette and Oxford high schools celebrated over the weekend as their journey through grade school came to a close.
                  Both graduation ceremonies were held at  C.M. “Tad” Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus; Lafayette ’s was held Friday night and Oxford’s was on Saturday afternoon. (May 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Healthy meals, Rowan Oak gardens projects underway

                    Members of the 2010 Leadership Lafayette Class are working on three different projects designed to improve the community. One group wants to help provide children from low-income families with easy-to-prepare meals they can make themselves while at home on the weekends. Another group is working on renovating some of the gardens at Rowan Oak, and the third group is working with local restaurants to promote some of the healthier meals available at these businesses. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

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