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Saturday, October 25, 2014

LaReeca Rucker

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

The Grove Groove

After tens of thousands of Ole Miss fans spend a full day tailgating in the Grove on game day, crews with Ole Miss Landscape Services quickly move in to ensure the park-like setting is cleaned up by Sunday morning. They also focus on making sure the Grove remains healthy and beautiful all year long. Read more about the efforts that go into keeping the Grove green in today’s Sunday Focus. (October 5, 2014, Page 1A)

The Grove Groove

After tens of thousands of Ole Miss fans spend a full day tailgating in the Grove on game day, crews with Ole Miss Landscape Services quickly move in to ensure the park-like setting is cleaned up by Sunday morning. They also focus on making sure the Grove remains healthy and beautiful all year long. Read more about the efforts that go into keeping the Grove green in today’s Sunday Focus. (October 5, 2014, Page 1A)

Pen pals for almost 50 years meet for first time

 

Oxford resident Marianna Ochs and Pauline Dick, of New Zealand, have been pen pals for almost 50 years. This month, they met in person for the first time. (September 21, 2014, Page C1)

Pen pals of almost 50 years meet for first time

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Oxford resident Marianna Ochs and Pauline Dick, of New Zealand, have been pen pals for almost 50 years. This month, they met in person for the first time. (September 21, 2014, Page C1)

Technology makes staying in touch easier these days

Oxford resident Marianna Ochs met her long-time pen pal, Pauline Dick from New Zealand for the first time in more than 50 years of writing back and forth to each other. (September 21, 2014, Page 1C, 3C)

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)

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