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Spirits of Oxford

Letters to the Editor

Dianne Fergusson and Lynn Wells write to thank the community for its support and attendance at the Spirits of Oxford last weekend, while Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Gary L. Spears writes to offer his perspective on athletics investment and overall goals at the area community college. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Spirits of Oxford returns for fourth edition

    Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the upcoming “Spirits of Oxford” event that mixes Halloween with history that creates two hours of fun every two years. Local residents will portray characters from Oxford’s history at the St. Peter’s Cemetery Oct. 26. (October 19, 2012, Page 3B)

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      Ghostly ‘Spirits’ make their return this month

      Spirits of Oxford return on Oct. 26. Tickets are $10 and now on sale at City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and the Powerhouse. (October 8, 2012, Page 1, 5A)

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        Spirits of Oxford canceled

        The popular ghost tour Spirits of Oxford was canceled for the 2011 season due to organizational issues as the two clubs that raise funds for Cedar Oaks work to become one club. The tour will return in 2012. (July 15, 2011, Page 2a)

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          It’s time for an entertaining night at the cemetery

          The annual Spirits of Oxford tour will be back at St. Peter’s Cemetery with almost a full moon shining down Friday evening. Editor Don Whitten looks back at previous spirits and gives a preview of what’s to be expected this year at the annual fundraiser for Cedar Oaks. (October 20, 2010, Page 4)

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            Local historic figures return for one night only

            Kaye Bryant is taking her roll in this year’s Spirits of Oxford seriously.

            Playing the Chickasaw Princess Hoka who sold the land that is now Oxford to settlers, Bryant is doing more than just donning a black braided wig.

            “I learned how to speak a little bit of the language,” she said Thursday. “It was a challenge coming up with an accent to sound somewhat authentic but I’ve loved doing it.”

            Bryant is one of several people who perform in this year’s Spirits of Oxford being held at 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Peter’s Cemetery. (October 15, 2010, Page 1B)

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              The Spirits of Oxford are back and set for 2010 production

              OXFORD TOWN – Tad Smith (portrayed here by actor Jim McCauley) and other Spirits of Oxford have reloaded and are back for their third season of education and entertainment at St.Peter’s Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 22. Pages 9 and 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town give details of what is quickly becoming one of Oxford’s staple outings – a “can’t miss” event that raises funds for the restoration of the city-owned Cedar Oaks mansion. (October 14, 2010, Page 9, 16)

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