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The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the last day of one of the bloodiest battles for the Mississippi 11th during the Civil War. (July 5, 2013, Page 3B)

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    Commencement speeches are no easy task

    Columnist Steve Stricker admits to not remembering much from the speech given when he was hooded with his Ph.D., but does well remember how nervous he was when he had to give his own speech as president of the Ole Miss Graduate Student Council during graduation ceremonies. (July 5, 2013, Page 1B)

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      For peace, a personal contribution

      Dennis Ward left the quiet safety of Oxford and his office at the Sardis Lake Field Office to spend two years as a civilian contracts manager in Afghanistan. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Ward about why he volunteered in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 3, 2013, Page 3)

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        Cigar-box guitars enjoy revival

        Working with scraps of found materials, Jilleen Moore has taken on the hobby of crafting guitars out of cigar boxes in the past year. Moore has created about eight cigar-box guitars in the past few months, either to sell, to keep or to give away, turning what was once trash into twang. (June 28, 2013, Page 1B)

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          When the foreign becomes familiar

          Karli Gaillard not only aced her high-school Chinese class, she’s headed to college to further her language study. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Gaillard about how her passion for Chinese was sparked in small-town Mississippi, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 27, 2013, Page 3)

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            The great Battle of Gettysburg opens

            Jack Mayfield continues telling us the history behind the Battle of Gettysburg and the involvement of the Mississippi 11th. (June 21, 2013, Page 2B)

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              I wonder if …

              Columnist Joanne Wilkinson spends more time in wonder about life, the future and death now that she’s older herself. (June 21, 2013, Page 1B)

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                Kids, families enjoy painting at Juneteenth festival

                Art Truck and Art to Go owner Andi Bedsworth shared the artistic styles of African-American folk artist Mose Tolliver with young painters during the Juneteenth Festival recently. (June 21, 2013, Page 1B)

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                  The line between needs, wants

                  To better help local families through financial crises, Sherry Williams-Jenkins walked away from her own paycheck. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Williams-Jenkins about her choice in this weeks “A Conversation With…” (June 20, 2013, Page 3)

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                    Shakespeare in the Summer

                    The Oxford Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer and several local thespians are participating in the productions.  (June 14, 2013, Page 1B)

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