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Ruth Steyn writes to encourage incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran to debate Republican primary opponent Chris McDaniel so that voters can see the candidates side by side and learn about the similarities and differences in their views. (May 1, 2014, Page 4)

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    EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

    Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      EAGLE ownership shared with the community

      Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the 53-year association he and his business partners had with The Oxford EAGLE as well as his family’s part in the newspaper. He also writes about the family association with employees and staff members and lists the nearly four-dozen who help publish and deliver your paper to you. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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        EAGLE shareholders ‘pass the torch’

        Bob Vasilev, an Oxford EAGLE employee in the 1970s and ’80s and the wife of Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev, writes a guest column about the decision and process of selling The EAGLE as well as stressing the importance of the community continuing to support its local paper. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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          Linotype experience helps pay for college

          Oxford Eagle Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips shares his story of how a seventh-grade paperboy in Grenada eventually became a co-owner of The EAGLE. Phillips’ column is the first in a two-part series about his work and relationships with the community’s longtime newspaper. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

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            We Got Revenge

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of a run-in with a Delta watermelon farmer and how he and Jaybird gained revenge when they were accused of stealing melons. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

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              Discrimination in the workplace?

              Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s tired of the discrimination — against tea drinkers. He talks about coffee breaks, office coffee machines, drink machines, et cetera — but what about tea pitchers? (April 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Joe McLellan writes to note that there is a litter problem in the community, and adds that community pride will be the key to cleaning up the mess. (April 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Is ‘liking’ something really liking it?

                  Ever wish that “like” button on Facebook had a few options? Maybe “agree with,” “acknowledge reading,” “dislike,” et cetera? Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a look how how one “like” isn’t always the same as another. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Questions for the famous

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders what it would be like to actually meet someone who is famous. What questions would you ask? What would you like to know. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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