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Consider options for performing national anthem

It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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    The race awaits for a good cause

    Diabetes is a disease that affects so many of our children, and local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about a way to help some of those youngsters – by participating in the fundraising run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K that’s coming up Feb. 26 in Oxford. Jackson plans to participate and encourages readers to join her and others in the event. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Lisa Ludwig, a recent visitor to Oxford during the latest snowstorm, writes to talk about Southern charm and hospitality the community offered her group. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)

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        Toy sparks memories of spit balls, paper footballs

        A gun that shoots paper wads – easily made into “spit balls” – 100 feet? Wow. All most folks have for spit ball fights are straws and pens with the ink cartridge taken out. Editor Don Whitten’s look at this newest toy coming out sparked memories of days in grammar school and junior high where spit balls and paper footballs were part of a regular day for young boys. (February 16, 2011, Page 4)

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          Poker Face

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates Mark Twain’s classic short story, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to tales he recently shared – with a poker face – with his students. (February 15, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Kaye H. Bryant writes to say that the Oxford High play, “The Wizard of Oz,” was even better than recent year’s performances, Harry A. Sneed writes to thank the local supervisors, mayor and aldermen for their hard work and diligence in dealing with the hospital/health care issue and Anne Steel sent in new numbers that show an alarming trend when it comes to discarded trash around town. (February 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              Oher’s story gets even more inspirational

              The third book covering the story of former Ole Miss football standout Michael Oher may well be the most inspirational, Editor Don Whitten writes. Oher, who has combined with best-selling author Don Yaeger to give his side of the story in “I Beat The Odds – From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond,” will be at Off-Square Books on Tuesday to sign copies of the just-released book. (February 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Angel Ranch Executive Director Sue Turner and members of the board write to thank all those individuals, groups and businesses who invested in Angel Ranch in 2010, and to let the public know how important that community financial support is for Angel Ranch and its mission. (February 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Forget Valentine’s Day? You’d better not!

                  You can miss some holidays and get away with it. But not Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries – and Valentine’s Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the sweetheart-oriented holiday that’s coming up Monday and reminds all to not forget their favorite people. (February 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jean M. Shaw writes, on behalf of the L-O-U Homeless Task Force, to thank members of the community for helping make “Chili Bowl for the Soul” a success. (February 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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