Oxford Generations columnist Leah McCormick writes about living out your dream this week:
Years ago, I thought I had the job of my dreams, the one I’d worked so hard for — and then I stepped off the treadmill …
I’ll never forget my first day off. I just wanted to be in the moment with my children. I did laundry, got a wild hair and hung them on the clothes line. My daughter, Rivers, stood on an upside down 5-gallon bucket beside me and “helped.” The wind was blowing slightly, moving the sheets slowly in the wind. It was so “Little House on the Prairie.” Rivers beamed at me. I beamed right back. (October 1, 2010, Page 1B)
With the first act to his new independent movie finished, filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips found himself needing some fresh ideas to complete the script. In May, he called Melanie Addington, whom he had met two years ago at the Memphis International Film Festival, and asked her to help finish writing the script.
Cast and crew have been shooting for the last three weeks in and around Oxford and expect to wrap up this weekend. (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
More than 500 participated in a series of races as Oxford and Taylor hosted Endurance Weekend last Friday through Sunday. The event was considered a success by organizers, who hope to see the event become an annual one attracting two to three times as many competitors and visitors. (August 19, 2010, Page 1)
OXFORD TOWN — Want to get out of the house but are overwhelmed by your choices? Fret not. Oxford Town Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally breaks down her list of the top ten outdoor activities in and around Oxford beginning on Page 22 of this week’s special Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town. McAnally will take you on an outdoor tour that stretches from the Ole Miss Campus to Oxford, to Taylor, to area lakes including Sardis, Puskus and Enid. Jump in and cool off! (August 19, 2010, Page 22-25)
Local sculptor Bill Beckwith is taking the green trend to another level: He’s recycled part of an old shopping center to a new artists’ workshop.
The workshop is located in Taylor off County Road 323, just a mile or so from Taylor Grocery. (August 13, 2010, Page 1B)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town outdoor columnist Michelle McAnnally gives all the details of Oxford’s very first Endurance Weekend – which begins on the Ole Miss campus on Friday, Aug. 13. – on Page 11 of this week’s issue. Check it out and find a breakdown of weekend activities as hundreds of endurance athletes pour into town for the races. (August 12, 2010, Page 11)
OXFORD TOWN – The Taylor Farmers’ Market and Mid-Town Farmers’ Markets are busy this weekend featuring tons of produce, great folk music and a Pie Baking Contest where winners can walk away with a nice chunk of change. Donovan and Conar McCain are set to entertain in the Plein Air neighborhood this Saturday and the Mid-Town Market digs in for it’s annual Pie Baking contest. Check this week’s Oxford Town for all of your local market information. (July 15, 2010, Page 9)
Two men, Marco Antonio Mason, 30, and Melvin Dean Turner, 27, were booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center for attempting to burn down a house in Taylor. The two men have been charged with arson, but no motive has been released. (July 7, 2010, Page 2)
Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
“We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)
Dolores Burri knew nothing about her father other than he was a U.S. GI soldier, tall and black and met her mother while in Austria in 1956. More than 50 years later, Burri tracked down her roots to Taylor. Read her story in today’s Eagle. (June 14, 2010, Page 1)