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Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

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    Welcoming the new American citizens …

    Dr. Marie M. Husni addressed the new American citizens who took the oath of citizenship earlier this year, and she offers, in a guest column, an adaptation of that speech as a tribute to the United States and to the opportunities it offers. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

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      The Yoke of Bondage

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about patriotism and the feelings of real Americans in a tribute to the United States as it celebrates another birthday. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

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        Big week for celebrating birthdays

        We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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          FYI, it’s time for FYI

          Looking for contact information for a local government official? How about Rowan Oak’s hours? Maybe where you go to get electricity and water services started? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks knows very well where the answers are – in today’s FYI publication. (June 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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            I hate hate, but Oreos are OK by me

            Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about how different interpretations and portions of the Bible are used for different purposes, including use as a go-to-source for why it’s all right to hate those who are different. (June 28, 2012, Page 4)

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              Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

              The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Bill Morton writes to commend the local school district and local businesses for their involvement in a program to help students have a better chance at a productive life. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Don’t Fish When Mama Says Don’t

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed thinks back to lessons learned in life, particularly one when his mother warned him not to go fishing on a day a storm was brewing. (June 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                    What’s on your summer reading list?

                    Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get going with those summer reading lists. What’s on your list? Mysteries? Biographies? Sports? Romance novels. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options, including trying a bit of our best-known local author – William Faulkner. (June 25, 2012, Page 4)

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