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Chilly Chili Cook-off set for Feb. 18

OXFORD TOWN – A Chilly Chili Cook-off is set for Feb. 18 at the Oxford Conference Center (102 Ed Perry Blvd.) The event will also include a Boy Scout district camporee and live music. The competition features two divisions, each with cash prizes for winners, and is open to individuals and teams. Registration is open through Feb. 16. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information about Oxford’s latest cooking competition. (February 2, 2012, Page 12)

Ready to run in, or help with, Run for Hope?

The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

Feedback sought on NCLB waiver

The Mississippi Department of Education held two meetings in Oxford Monday, seeking input from stakeholders — teachers, principals and parents — on the department’s efforts in seeking a waiver that would allow its schools to deviate away from the No Child Left Behind Act. (December 6, 2011, Page 2)

Vets honored at ceremony

U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Abruscato spoke of three common beliefs most veterans share during the annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday — honor to have served; sacrifice for a nation and its people and pride in doing their part. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Community to salute local heroes

Several events are planned for Veterans Day to help honor and celebrate those who serve our country. (November 10, 2011, Page 1)

Complaint filed against assistant police chief

A verbal fight over a campaign sign during the primary election on Aug. 2 has led to local electrician Bubba Mize filing a formal complaint against Oxford Police Assistant Chief Joey East. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

Safety Fair slated for Saturday

Sponsored by the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, the Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the grounds of the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue. (June 3, 2011, Page 1A)

More fairs needed in Oxford say carnival-goers

Children of all ages are enjoying the rides and attractions at the Oxford Shrine Club Spring Fest carnival being held through Saturday night across from the Oxford Conference Center. (May 27, 2011, Page 1B, 3B)

Waste day a successful event

On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

Lawmakers: Economy getting stronger

Lafayette County state lawmakers expressed hope of a brighter economic future for north Mississippi with the addition of three new industrial operations in the area at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast meeting sponsored by the Oxford and Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Oxford Conference Center on Monday. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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