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Coach Smith shows players their importance to him

Long-time coach Dean Smith left each of his players a check for $200 after he died to show them their importance to him. We hope to see those players remember to pay forward Coach Smith’s kindness. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Juanita Boutin writes about Easter and other spring events where rabbits and baby chicks seem to be popular purchases that end up hurting the animals, Meridith Wulff writes about the highly-successful Children’s Book Festival last week and Scott Owens offers tips about how to save valuable time when reading The Oxford EAGLE. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

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      Distractions affect all drivers

      Research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic took a closer look at what causes accidents among teenage drivers. We think the same cause-and-effect report could be attributed to adult drivers as well, and we encourage adults to be a good example to the younger and would-be drivers riding with you. (March 30, 2015, Page 4)

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        IHL board members get an ‘F’ in Public Relations 101

        Award-winning public relations instructor Robin Street goes over mistakes and what should have been done to help the IHS Board come across a little better with the public in a “Your Turn” guest column. (March 30, 2015, Page 4)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          Luther Richard Gordon — 77, of Abbeville, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes.

          Rosie Lee Hickinbottom — 68, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Hospice Ministry in Ridgeland. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes.

          Al Wylie, Jr.  95 — of Greenwood, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, with Dr. Rusty Douglass and the Rev. Steve Fortenberry officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Ann H. Kelly officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m.  Tuesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

            (March 30, 2015, Page 2)

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            Ole Miss sweeps series at Arkansas with 4-2 win

            FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The Rebels picked up a series win for the second consecutive weekend, posting a series sweep of the Razorbacks on Sunday as Ole Miss (21-13, 5-7 SEC) put together a seventh-inning rally to defeat Arkansas (14-20, 0-9 SEC) by a score of 4-2. Madi Osias (6-7) picked up the win for the Rebels in relief, working 3.0 scoreless innings and scattering three hits in those frames. She grabbed all three wins on the weekend to help the Rebels run the active win streak out to six games. (March 30, 2015, Page 7)

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              The delightful dogwood

              Gardener Anna Haller informs us all about the delightful dogwood tree and the various kinds that grow in the area. (March 29, 2015, Page 3C)

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                And there were five

                Columnist Ryan T. Mill’s two daughters have taught him expectations never happen as you predict, like adding a third child to him family earlier this month. (March 29, 2015, Page 2C)

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                  One mighty pandemonium of woe

                  History columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on the fall of the South during the Civil War. (March 29, 2015, Page 2C)

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                    Sunday’s obituaries

                    Shirley Ann Bishop Coleman — 78, of Oxford died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford on Friday, March 27, 2015. . The funeral is scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. at Oxford Church of Christ. The burial will be at Pine Bluff Church of Christ, on Highway, 334, two miles west of Toccopola, with a reception to follow in the Pine Bluff Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Bro. Lendy Bartlett will officiate the service.  Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                    Leatrice Randle Griffin — 100, passed away at her home in Coffeeville on Thursday, March 26, 2015.  Services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Brother Donnie Stewart and Brother Daniel Hathorne officiating.  McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.

                    Mary Ann Morgan King — 80, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will held Monday from 5-7 p.m.at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

                    Lisa Stark Melton — 43, died Friday evening, March 27, 2015, at Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with interment to follow in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

                      (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)

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