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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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          Gray hair, wrinkles are like badges of honor

          Eagle staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits it – she’s a worrier. She’s also come to see, after raising three children and now helping with grandchildren, that the gray hair and wrinkles that seem to accompany worrying are really badges of honor. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Here and There

            Local columnist T.J. Ray has it figured out. There are only two things you have to deal with: you are either Here or you are There. Ray writes about life and how we need to approach the here and now with an eye toward the there and then. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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              We can give up the big drinks, can’t we?

              Banning the sale of large sugar-ladened drinks – is it government overreach or government help for the obese? Local columnist Deidra Jackson looks into the controversy and wonders if our concerns about obesity and health will make the message more important than the messenger. (June 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

                Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Fabianism In Education

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on Fabianism in education, noting that high expectations and hard work are the key to success in school and in life. (June 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                    J.R. is still around – and sneaky as ever

                    Was that J.R. and Bobby going at it? Or was it a dream. Editor Don Whitten takes a look as the once-popular TV show “Dallas” which is now back with a remake that features some of the former stars as well as their offspring. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

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