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Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the individuals and groups who volunteered and those who held events for making the past month a special one for the local food Pantry, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank Wayne Andrews and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for making Oxford such an agreeable destination. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

Kites fill sky over park

The  skies over Pat Lamar Park were a bit more colorful Sunday with dozens of kites being flown by those attending the first One Sky One World international day of kite flying sponsored by YAC and Oxford Park Commission. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

Fly a kite for fun and peace

To celebrate world peace, a kite flying event will be held on Sunday at Pat Lamar Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Children’s activities include kite building. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

County pulls YAC funds

Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

Art show interference sets troubling precedent

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

Art controversy results in big crowds

Scratch and Sniff, an art show planned for Tuesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was moved suddenly after urging of city officials. The controversy resulted in larger than expected crowds at the art reception. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

Arts Council raising funds for free art camp

To help children get art year round and for free, the Arts council is reaching out for crowd funding help on the internet. To learn how to donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/Art-Camp-for-City-Children (July 5, 2011, Page 6)

YAC improves financial footing

The arts council began its first endowed fund with a $10,000 donation and plans to continue to expand the fund in coming years. (July 1, 2011, Page 14A)

Senco named top bartender

Chris Senco won Best Bartender in Oxford after a contest this summer gave 18 local bartenders votes and money was raised for the Food Pantry and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (June 15, 2011, Page 3)

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