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Sunday, April 19, 2015

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LOU community offers lots of options to fill spare time

The holidays may be in full swing locally, but that doesn’t mean that shopping or staying around the house are your only options. The LOU community offers a wide variety of options to see, hear and do during the upcoming days and weeks. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

Thanks, veterans

Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of Armistice and Veterans Day and urges all to thank the veterans they know and honor all that serve our country. (November 11, 2013, Page 4A)

Local Sports Briefs

Thursday’s local sports briefs included:

  •  Ole Miss opens its soccer season Friday night at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
  •  M-Club Hall of Famers for 2013 have been named
  •  Former Rebel football great James A. “Tank” Crawford dies

 (August 22, 2013, Page 7)

Still time for New Year’s resolutions?

Must New Year’s resolutions be made before, on on, the first day of the year? Editor Don Whitten wonders about protocol as he offers some suggestions about how to deal with resolutions and some to consider making if it’s not too late. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

L-O-U Symphony Fall Concert

The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes the suite from “Bonduca” by Henry Purcell, Mozart’s “Violin Concerto in G major,” Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture” and “Three Dances” from “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana. Robert Riggs, professor of music, is the soloist in the violin concerto. Tickets are $10 and $6 for students with ID and may be ordered at the UM Box Office ( or call 915-7411. (October 15, 2010)

Concerts for Students

The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi will offer two orchestra concerts especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Vernon, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the department’s regular season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. The first concert of the season will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Ford Performing Arts Center on the UM campus.

Admission is free. Ample bus parking is available. Those planning to send classes to the concerts are asked to call ahead to let the department know how many students will attend because space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or reservations, call 915-1778. (October 15, 2010)

‘The President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band storms into town

OXFORD TOWN – As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for details about this special concert coming to Oxford on Sunday afternoon. (October 7, 2010, Page 11)

Golden Dragon Acrobats set for Ford Center July 30

OXFORD TOWN – Recognized as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are slated to perform July 30 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 9 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town has all the information you’ll need to get your family set for a dazzling night of acrobatics from the Far East to round out another hot and sticky July in Oxford. (July 22, 2010, Page 9)

Choir spans gap

What began as a creative way to raise money for the restoration of the Burns Belfry has spun off an exercise in community building as an ad-hoc choir representing several local churches has been rehearsing for its part in The Worship Experience event set for Friday at the Ford Center. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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