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Abbeville Autumnfest a great example of local festivals

It’s October and time for fall festivals, and one of the longest-running ones in the area is the Autumnfest in Abbeville. We applaud the folks in Abbeville for annually hosting one of the area’s best festivals and encourage everyone to travel to northern Lafayette County on Saturday if you have the opportunity. (October 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Weekend activities in the LOU community and surrounding area

    Authors, musicians and the annual 3 Blind Wines fundraiser highlight the “Weekend Ticket” for the LOU community and surrounding area. (October 9, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Excel By 5 celebrates 10th anniversary

      The Excel By 5 program in Mississippi, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to grow with communities around the state working to gain the certified status that Lafayette County and 17 other sites around the state have attained. We applaud those who work with Excel By 5 for what it’s doing for the education of our young children. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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        CLEVELAND: 30 years ago, Alcorn State-MVSU made Magnolia State football epicenter

        Rick Cleveland looks back on ‘The Game’ between Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State that was held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson in his weekly column. (October 8, 2014, Page 1B)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Dr. Ward D. Harder writes to complement Oxford and Ole Miss on its hospitality last weekend and to warn about a ticket scammer, Jeff Justis writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and ask who’s to blame, and Paul A. Callens writes to urge all to learn more about mental illnesses and mental health during Mental Illness Awareness Week. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            Wendolyn Dawn Champion Hood — 40, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Charleston. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

            Flora Allen McCullar — 92, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 1 this afternoon in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements. (October 7, 2014, Page 3)

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              On The Inside

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                They’re here — pumpkins galore

                They’re here. But don’t wait too long. If you do, you may miss your chance to take pictures of your children in the middle of the iconic St, Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch or you may not get a pumpkin or two for your fall and Halloween decorating. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Ole Miss blanks Bama, 1-0

                  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick tied the school record for shutout victories on Sunday afternoon, helping lead Ole Miss (7-3-4, 2-1-3 SEC) to a 1-0 victory over Alabama (7-4-2, 2-2-1 SEC) as the Rebels posted another undefeated weekend on the pitch. (October 6, 2014, Page 6)

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                    A shift, perhaps

                    Local author, editor and publisher Lee White writes, in “Your Turn,” that the recent success under Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze and comparisons to coaching icon Johnny Vaught might be signaling a change for the Rebels and their fans. (October 6, 2014, Page 4)

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