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Alyssa Schnugg

Youngsters enjoy yarn bombing

Members of the Barksdale Boys & Girls Club of Oxford made their clubhouse a little more colorful Monday after an afternoon of yarn bombing. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

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)

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)

Reaching out to addicts

Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)

The Downtown Grill passes into the history of Oxford

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield pays tribute to the Downtown Grill, which is closing this weekend after 22 years in Oxford. (April 8, 2011, Page 2B)

Parents can pass on more than genetics

Generations columnist Leak McCormick is afraid of snakes. So is her mother. She’s hoping to not pass that fear to her own daughter. Read her funny phobia stories in today’s Oxford Living. (April 8, 2011, Page 1B)

Organizers hope Passion play becomes community event

The North Oxford Baptist Church will present the Oxford Passion Play at 7 p.m. April 15-17. More than 350 adults and children make up the cast and crew to this large-scale performance. (April 8, 2011, Page 1B)

Helping those helping others

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

Plein Air wants to gain resort status

While the Village of Taylor Board of Aldermen voted to shoot down a request by the developers of Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor to sign an application to gain resort status and be able to sell alcohol in its commercial district, Mayor James E. Hamilton volunteered to sign the application in support of the resort status. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

Officials welcome Baptist decision

While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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