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Multi-purpose building deserves close look

What do counties surrounding Lafayette have that we don’t? How about a multi-purpose building or center? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a proposal that Earl Babb is taking to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors next week that makes the possibility of such a facility look like a win-win situation for the L-O-U community. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Scouting lessons learned in a variety of ways

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about lessons learned in scouting – from this weekend’s event at the Oxford Conference Center to a look back at an eventful trip to Shiloh years ago – and how they would help better the world if more people followed them. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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      OPC makes positive first impression

      Want to get involved with local government and helping the community? As News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, you don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to vote. Scott points out a project by a local Girl Scout group that involved going before a local board, the Oxford Park Commission, for permission and approval and then following through to help improve things in the community. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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        Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Juanita Boutin writes to say that the 35 percent turnout for the special alderman election wasn’t impressive and to urge voters to cast ballots if for no other reason than to honor those who died to give us that right, while Telisha Dionne Bailey writes to ask for help with her doctoral dissertation about women and the Parchman prison. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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            How about some holiday adjustments?

            After making it through another one of our increasingly popular holidays – Valentine’s Day – Editor Don Whitten takes a look at holidays with suggestions about some changes and additions. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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              ‘Actual cost’ needs better definition

              Charlie Mitchell, president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about the wide range of interpretations of what’s a fair and actual cost for searching, reviewing and/or duplicating public records with the hope that state lawmakers can come up with a uniform cost. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                Learn From The Birds

                In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                  ‘Healthier’ lunches not the only answer

                  The USDA has issued new guidelines for school meals, but even those healthier lunches and snacks aren’t pleasing everyone. Editor Don Whitten recalls the food in the lunchroom from years ago and wonders if the answer to battling obesity in our youngsters lies more with activity than food guidelines. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jessica Perkins writes to thank the individuals and groups who donated time and resources to help the More Than a Meal program in January and February, while Lynn Wilkins writes to thank Knit1 Oxford and the Fiber Festival for putting together a raffle that raised funds for OEPE and LEFE. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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