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Oxford’s first female police officer dies at 80

Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was Oxford’s first unofficial female police officer who worked on the Square doing traffic control when Oxford Elementary was located where the U.S. Federal Building now stands. (April 11, 2011, Page 2A)

Oxford’s art community bands together

Oxford’s art community came together last weekend for the first Oxford Art Crawl. The free, monthly event allows participants to travel around to several galleries via the Double Decker bus. See today’s Oxford Living for the story. (March 25, 2011, Page 1B)

Spring vacation day camp keeps youngsters from boredom

Girl Scout troop leader Susan Kelly ran a week-long spring break day camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at St. John Evangelistic Church in the Sunday School building. See how the campers spent their days during their vacation. (March 18, 2011, Page 1B)

Young ladies of Oxford honor the Lamar Rifles

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield spends time this week taking us back 150 years ago when a grand parade was held to welcome the Jeff Davis Rifles. (March 11, 2011, Page 3B)

Runs aid kids’ diabetes camp

On Saturday, the Run for Hope 5K run and half marathon will  be held in Oxford. More than 500 runners have already signed up for the race and organizers expect another 150 to join as walk-ins on Saturday.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. for the half-marathon and 8:45 a.m. for the 5K run. The race will begin at the Oxford Convention Center off Sisk Boulevard. (February 22, 2011, Page 1)

War preparations by the citizens of Oxford/Lafayette

Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back in time to the months leading up to the departure of local troops to the front lines of the Civil War in this week’s A Sense of Place column. Read about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles and those who helped fund their weapons and uniforms in today’s Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 3B)

Downtown Grill to be Bouré’s new home

After a three-year search to find Bouré a new home, its owner, chef John Currence, has teamed up with businessman Stefano Capomazza to purchase the building that has housed the popular fine-dining establishment, the Downtown Grill, for his restaurant. (February 8, 2011, Page 1A)

Health effort begins Monday

Thanks to the a new community health initiative, Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., expert advice and support is free for those who wish to make 2011 the year they start living a healthier lifestyle.

The five-month program begins with a registration session Monday through Wednesday at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex any time between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. during these three days to record their weight, height, body mass index, and blood pressure to establish their starting point. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)

United Way celebrates 40th birthday with community

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County wants all of the LOU community to come out Wednesday and help celebrate the organizations 40th birthday.

The birthday party will be begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with a walk around the Square, escorted by the Oxford Police Department. After the walk, everyone is invited to gather on the front lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse where representatives from the United Way, city of Oxford and Lafayette County will speak briefly before everyone will be invited to share in some birthday cake. (November 16, 2010, Page 3A)

First-time fundraisers succeed

While the country gradually bounces back from the recession, local community members have proven that the needs of the many sometimes do outweigh the needs of the few. (November 10, 2010, Page 3)

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