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Letters to the Editor

Rohini Patel writes to urge young ladies to strive to accomplish anything they wish, while Barbara Smith writes to thank all of the volunteers and those who are donating items to help The Pantry. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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    Pilot thinks outside the box with pizza

    Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the pizza-buying pilot and wonders who might come out with the first commercial based on his actions in feeding a full plane waiting for clearance — the pizza company or his airline. (July 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Rights become rites as slide continues

      The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

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        Gardening: Dad’s way then, Don’s way now

        A recent column about gardening by Staff Writer Jerra Scott and typical Southern summer weather brought back memories of working in the family gardens and field for Editor Don Whitten. There is a difference, Whitten writes, in how he did his “gardening” then and now. (July 9, 2014, Page 4)

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          That $20

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

            Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                Look at all the reasons to celebrate today

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the importance of the July 4 holiday in the Lafayette Oxford University community and all of the activities for the Fourth weekend in addition to noting that The Oxford EAGLE is now publishing an edition for its readers and advertisers on the holiday. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Gerald Walton writes to express disagreement with the idea that there is a “moral obligation” or “duty” to vote for a particular candidate or party. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Voters should have two fine candidates in November

                    News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

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