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Bobby Jefcoat questions the Mississippi Legislature about having its priorities in order based on a recent move in Jackson, while Carolyn Ross asks if our country’s Founding Fathers might not be a bit shocked with what’s going on today. (March 25, 2010, Page 4)

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    Learning that knitting, becoming a grandmother can be cool

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has three children and is headed toward becoming a grandmother. She talks about getting into the “grandmothering mode” by learning to knit and by talking with her mother about her experiences. (March 25, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Terri Wright and Gail Stratton of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford write about keeping our school children safe from discrimination and bigotry. (March 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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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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