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Reality TV today: Cheap laughs, faux authenticity

Remember “Candid Camera”? Local columnist Deidra Jackson remembers several versions of the popular, and original, reality TV show, and compares it to today attempts at realism that appear to be there just for cheap laughs. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Eulastine Thompson writes to let people know about the upcoming Lafayette County Scholarship Banquet and the work CLEAR Core Inc. has been doing in the local community for years. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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      Grisham hits homer with baseball novel

      It’s that time of the year again – baseball season is going full swing and baseball books are hitting the shelves. Editor Don Whitten mentions several highly-touted books out in 2012, and says that John Grisham’s baseball novel, “Calico Joe,” is certainly one to snag. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteer groups who helped with donations and service for the More Than A Meal program. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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          Lawd Glad Received

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed asked his freshman composition students to write about either going back in time to change a bad mistake or to relive one of their best days, and ended up writing one for them about a meaningful fishing trip he made years ago. (April 10, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            John DuChaine gives a counter argument to a recent letter sent in by George Johnston regarding the death of cyclist Kevser Ermin,  a UM graduate student who was killed while biking on Highway 314 in October of last year. (April 9, 2012, Page 4)

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              Why art education is important, too

              EAGLE staff writer Melanie Addington encourages the Oxford School Board to realize the value of the arts in education when making decisions about the new high school, citing her education and the importance art and theater meant to her growing up. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Campbell McCool writes to point out the value of a strong public high school and to encourage all in the community to help do whatever it takes to have one – even to the point of holding another bond referendum for the needed funds. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Celebrating Easter – something for everyone

                  Did you attend Palm Sunday services last weekend? Have plans for an Easter egg hunt the next couple of days. Looking forward to Easter Sunday? Editor Don Whitten writes about all of the events going on the week of Easter and reminds readers to make sure they connect the dots on what Easter is all about. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    David Elmore writes that the appointment of Dr. Ford Dye to the state College Board was a positive move for the community and the state, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to praise the effort of Ole Miss students during the recent Big Event. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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