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Festivals, carnivals, conferences everywhere

Members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community know all about hosting weekend and week-long events that attract visitors. Those types of events are not just limited to the immediate area, and Editor Don Whitten gives a list of examples – including the German Sausage Festival, the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo and the World Grits Festival – of others going on in surrounding states. (March 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Don’t Be So Judgmental!

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at government, politics and politicians through the eyes of a judge. The judge’s criticism off all going on in the country might make you wonder a bit. (March 23, 2010, Page 4)

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      Lots happens during Spring Break vacation

      Taking off a week for Spring Break isn’t anything new in an education-oriented community. Neither is having lots to catch up on when you return, as Editor Don Whitten found out after spending a week out of town. He discusses things that went on during the previous week, including deaths, weather, sports and local business. (March 22, 2010, Page 4)

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        What are they teaching our children?

        Sometimes rules are meant to be broken, and Constance McMillen and the American Civil Liberties Union are teaching us all just that.
        The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oxford on behalf of 18-year-old McMillen after the Itawamba County School District said it wouldn’t host her April 2 prom in response to her request to be allowed to bring a female as her date and to wear a tuxedo.

         (March 18, 2010, Page 4)

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          Obstacles to being informed about government

          Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and a professor in the University of Mississippi school of journalism, marks an important week in discussing opening government and meetings by writing about problems and solutions in the state and country for public records and public access. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Pledge of Allegiance, anthem should be treasured

            Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers the appreciation, reverence and honor given to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem during his younger days and contrasts that with the reaction to the pledge or the anthem at times these days. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Faustus’ Fate

              EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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                It’s time to fill out those Census forms

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a sample form of the U.S. Census for 2010 that will be arriving in your mailbox any day now. It’s the short, simple form that ads have promoted, and Whitten suggests filling out the important form as a family. (March 15, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Building a Web site that we’ll use, too

                  Senior Staff Writer Lucy Shultze, in conjunction with Web designer John Herren, has been one of the driving forces behind the EAGLE’s new Web site, and even she’s been a bit surprised at how much she is using the features of the new site even after reading most of the paper while at work. (March 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Spring looks like it’s just around the corner

                    Spring doesn’t officially start until the end of next week, but there are plenty of signs popping up around the community that it’s going to be on time this year. Editor Don Whitten gives us some of the sights and sounds that signal that spring is just about here. (March 11, 2010, Page 4A)

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