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Locking your doors – necessary and smart

Do you lock your car doors at night at your house? Do you lock them when you run into a store? Apparently, Editor Don Whitten writes, you’d be advised to start if you don’t do that already with the increasing number of vehicle burglaries and thefts. (March 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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    We come in all shapes, sizes and colors

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has two grandchildren and another on the way, and she’s learning this grandmothering thing slowly but surely. One factor that’s been interesting, Schnugg writes, is helping raise a mixed-race grandchild, and she tells about lessons she’s learning. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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      This ‘post-racial’ age is still not for the thin-skinned

      Why are you blacks so sensitive about race? It’s a question local columnist Deidra Jackson has heard and one she tries to answer with a column that looks at the importance of battling racism with thick skin rather than thin. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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        Root canals – a reason to celebrate?

        There are days, weeks and months to celebrate just about everything – including March 25-31 as Root Canal Awareness Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the unusual celebration that makes most people cringe just from hearing or reading its name. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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          Do wheels of justice turn faster sometimes?

          Do the wheels of justice turn slowly or do sometimes they seem to speed up? Local columnist T.J. Ray sees two different speeds,based on political expediency, in the cases of two soldiers charged with multiple killings. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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            How To Be A Man

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his high school football coach, the late Ben Ruscoe, who taught him how to be a man. (March 27, 2012, Page 4)

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              Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

              So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Trey McCain writes about the farmers’ market issue, saying that at the end of the day the main objective is to help provide local people a chance to buy local food. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                  King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

                  Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    The thinker’s cure

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about an email message and piece he recently received that shows how sometimes we out-think ourselves. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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