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Art show interference sets troubling precedent

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Kelly Shannon of Volunteer Oxford writes to point out the local contributions for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and show how that helps strengthen the community, while Terry JW Buffington writes to thank those in the community for supporting efforts to re-establish a new shelter for families who are victims of domestic violence. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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      Are we seeing the effects of a curse on the Rebels?

      There’s the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Goat, the Sports Illustrated jinx, et cetera? Is there a Curse of the Rebels or something akin to that to add to the list. Editor Don Whitten’s not so sure, but he still examines the situation while taking a look at other “curses.” (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Bruce Massey writes to clarify or correct information in a recent story about school construction. (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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          Pencil Parable

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells a parable of a pencil and its job to talk about how mankind must be guided by its Maker and work diligently even though we don’t always understand what, or why, we do things and how that affects others. (September 27, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jeanie Anderson writes to remind drivers on our city streets and county roads to watch out for dogs, cats and other animals, while Jessica Perkins and the More Than A Meal Board thank individuals and community groups for their assistance with the Tuesday program. (September 27, 2011, Page 4)

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              M-Club Hall of Fame inductees a special group

              The M-Club inducts a new class of former Ole Miss athletes and coaches each fall into its Hall of Fame, and Editor Don Whitten says members of this year’s class hold special meanings to him as a writer, fan and member of the community. (September 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Betsy Chapman writes to urge readers to vote no on Amendment 26 in November and says you can be pro-life and still oppose the “personhood amendment.” (September 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Game day at Ole Miss

                  Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Preston Ray Garrett writes to commend the OHS theater group for its performance of “The 39 Steps,” and to recommend local residents to check out future presentations of the group. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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