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Monday, April 21, 2014

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The Blackjack Connection

Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Stories of home

    Local filmmakers share Mississippi tales in this weekend’s Oxford Film Festival. Sarah Freeland Simonson took part in creating a film about the tradition of “dinner on the grounds.” Ferriday Mansel McClatchy worked on a short documentary about a tortilla-making family in New Albany, and Mary Warner worked with Joe York to expand her documentary on Thacker Mountain Radio. (February 5, 2010, Page 1B)

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      Indoor inspiration

      OXFORD LIVING — Just the thing for these wintry days, the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library offers after-school craft sessions that keep little hands busy. The library has also just launched a new adult craft circle that meets twice a month. (January 22, 2010, Page 1B)

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        Running mates

        OXFORD LIVING — If you’re looking for a thrifty way to get fit in the new year, consider running: All you need is a pair of shoes. Local runners’ tips for getting started include scouting out good routes, signing up for an upcoming race and finding a friend to join you along the way. (January 15, 2010, Page 1B)

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          While it lasts!

          OXFORD LIVING — It may not even cover the brown grass, but even an inch or two of snow warrants sledding and snowball fights in Mississippi. Celebrate the snow day with a full-page photo feature and even more images in our online gallery. (January 8, 2010, Page 1B)

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