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Oxford, UM honored for green efforts

The City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi were honored at the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Awards ceremony by winning the Circle of Excellence Award. The city also won first place for its recycling program. (May 6, 2010, Page 2)

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    University seeks feedback on mascot from alums

    University of Mississippi alumni have an opportunity on May 19 to voice their opinion on a new mascot during a focus session on May 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sessions are limited to 30 people per session, so reservations are necessary by contacting Lynda Walker in the Alumni Office at 915-7375. More information can be found at mascot.olemiss.edu(May 5, 2010, Page 2)

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      Census takers take to the streets

      To ensure a complete and accurate 2010 Census, census takers have taken to the street in the community this week to visit with households who haven’t returned their census forms.
      Unfortunately, as finals at the University of Mississippi wrap up this week, many doorbells may go unanswered. (May 5, 2010, Page 1)

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        A mountain-bike rescue

        Wesley Phillips, a long snapper for the Ole Miss football team, was injured while riding his mountain bike down a hill and he remained stranded for five hours before help arrived. Members of the Oxford and University Police Departments were involved in the search and rescue. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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          Grief over Gulf

          The April 20 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back feelings of despair to many affected by Hurricane Katrina. It’s also brought together people to try to help with the cleanup and other parts of dealing with the oil spill, including a group of University of Mississippi students called Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus.

          For details on the drive to collect supplies to protect and clean up the coastline, contact sgc.olemiss@gmail.com or call 1-866-448-5816. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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            United Way reaches goal

            Despite a down-turn in the economy, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County met and exceeded its $425,000 goal for its 2009 campaign, raising a total of $425,732 to be distributed to 16 of its partner agencies. (April 29, 2010, Page 1)

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              Rain won’t delay Relay

              The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Friday with a dinner honoring cancer survivors in the Oxford High School cafeteria. Original plans are to then move the Relay events to the OHS football field. However, a 70-percent chance of rain Friday night could force organizers to move the event to the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                Education briefs

                • Oxford High School theater department will stage “Almost, Maine” as the annual Kayla Sue Mize fundraiser this Friday-Sunday.
                • Walking Wednesdays continue
                • Green innovation forum set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center
                • Lafayette High School class of 1970 will host its 40th class reunion on Memorial Day Weekend
                • Robyn Thweatt of Oxford was named to the Northwest Mississippi Community College cheer squad
                • The Summer Coin program is taking applications for students aged 14-21 for their summer work program.
                • Oxford High School band recently returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.

                 (April 27, 2010, Page 6)

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                  Storms could produce hail, tornadoes

                  An unstable air mass overtaking the Mid-South this afternoon is expected to produce severe thundershowers that could include large hail, high winds and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. The storm system has already produced tornadoes in Texas and along the Florida panhandle. (April 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Everything old is new again for green exhibit

                    OXFORD LIVING — Several artists with the Oxford Maker’s Market have been displaying items made from recycled, discarded and found materials during the Green Week festivities at the University of Mississippi campus this week.

                    The artwork will be on display this afternoon in front of Skipwith Cottage on the Square and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. inside The Lyric during the “Upper Decker Festival” — not to be confused with the Double Decker Festival that has had most of its events moved to Sunday due to expected severe weather on Saturday. (April 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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