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Saturday, September 20, 2014

LaReeca Rucker

Historic home stands test of time

Thanks to a grant, Cedar Oaks is getting a much-welcomed facelift. (September 7, 2014, Page 1C, 2C)

Minnie Cooper devotes life to little ones

Last week, Minnie Cooper greeted a trio of children who had just gotten off the school bus. One by one, the children recounted a scuffle that had just taken place before the bus driver dropped them off at Kid’s College Day Care in Abbeville. That’s where the Dart landed this week. Cooper, who has owned the family business on County Road 118 next door to her home since 2002, promised she’d relay the information to the children’s parents before sharing the story that led her to become a daycare facility owner and operator. (September 1, 2014, Page 1)

Lees share home with pups, hummingbirds

Drive by Don and Debra Lee’s well-manicured lawn on County Road 202 in Lafayette County, and you may spot one of their four pups or one of the many hummingbirds flitting like fairies around bird feeders. That’s where The Dart landed this week. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)

HPC nixes PVC lattice

If you want to build or alter a house in Oxford’s historic district, don’t use polyvinal cholride lattice. It’s a no-no. Members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission told resident Mathias Romkens, owner of a rental property at 1310 Jefferson Ave., on Tuesday that he’ll have to remove the PVC lattice from his property and make additional changes to meet city standards. (August 22, 2014, Page 1)

Volunteer says ministry serving more Oxford residents who have lost homes

Suzanne Wilkin, a volunteer for Interfaith Compassion Ministry, said the number of people who have lost their homes in Oxford seems to be rising considering the number of clients who have sought help at ICM.

Wilkin, who moved to Oxford from Maryland with her husband in 1996, has spent more than 10 years volunteering with ICM, an association of 36 area churches who work together to help community members in need.

  (August 15, 2014, Page 1)

Former Ole Miss professor wants to revive UM Elvis conference

In 1995, Vernon Chadwick funded and directed the first international conference on Elvis Presley at the University of Mississippi.
(more...) (August 13, 2014, Page 12)

Holly Springs pays tribute to the ‘universe, galaxy, planet, world’s’ most devoted Elvis fan

It has been said that, in the South, we don’t hide our eccentrics. We show them off. (more…) (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)

After weeks of searching, lost dog returned to its foster parent

If you drive down County Road 225 where The Dart landed this week, you’ll pass a sign at the corner of a property offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of a dog named Izzy. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

Taylors devote talents, time to helping the disadvantaged

Jeff and Kathleen Taylor of Sweet T’s Bakery will be volunteering their time and talent at an upcoming fundraiser for Lafayette County families in need.

The Doors of Hope Transition Ministries event, “A Summer Bounty,” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at the Overby Center Auditorium at the University of Mississippi to help homeless and at-risk families in Lafayette County become self-sufficient.

  (August 8, 2014, Page 1)

The Cluck Cluck Farm

It sounds like the name of a 1975 Jack Nicholson film, but it’s not the Cuckoo’s Nest – it’s The Cluck Cluck Farm.

Drive down County Road 403 in Lafayette County where The Dart landed, and you’ll see the sign David Rhines erected. He raises and sells a variety of chickens and ducks.

You may encounter a couple of dancing baby goats on the property. Walk a little  farther, and you’ll find 300 or more birds. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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