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Letters to the Editor

Susan Kelly writes about the deeply devoted teachers in the Oxford School District and singles out Rose Nash for her efforts in helping make sure the district takes a good look at the proposed staggered start times for the school day. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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    Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

    Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

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      Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Guard Armory and how inspirational and moving it is to see veterans and their families in attendance. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

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        He Was A Giant

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the impact his high school principal, Dr. J.T. Hall, had on him and all those who passed through the doors at Leland High. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

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          Giving a hero his ’15 minutes of fame’

          Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg planned to interview retired Lt. Col. Simon LaVois “Spider” Webb for a Veterans Day story, but the World War II veteran passed away before she could do the story. Today, with Memorial Day coming up, she lets Webb tell one of his war stories with his own words as she runs a piece he wrote about an unfortunate training incident. (May 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Nearing 100 — and still going strong

            Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Omar Eaton writes to urge trying meat-free grilling and other alternatives when making plans for the long holiday weekend. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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                Early graduation: What’s the rush?

                Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at a growing trend — graduating early from high school — and urges students and families to slow down, savor the moments and not rush. (May 21, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jo Von Reed writes to thank all of the churches and participants in the 18th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet held recently and to announce the award winners, while Charlie and Kathy Zens write to thank members of the LOU community for their assistance and kindness following a recent accident while traveling through the area. (May 21, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Thanks, Screech

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

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