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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Oct. 4 — a date that will live in Ole Miss history

ESPN’s GameDay came to town. Ole Miss beat Alabama. The LOU community gained lots of positive media coverage. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at what made Oct. 4, 2014, so special, including coming up with a Top 10 list of things connected with the weekend. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Excel By 5 celebrates 10th anniversary

    The Excel By 5 program in Mississippi, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to grow with communities around the state working to gain the certified status that Lafayette County and 17 other sites around the state have attained. We applaud those who work with Excel By 5 for what it’s doing for the education of our young children. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Is there a downside to technology?

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibility that technology can be a concern, wondering how you balance the advantages and improvements with the loss of low-skilled and low-paying jobs. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Dr. Ward D. Harder writes to complement Oxford and Ole Miss on its hospitality last weekend and to warn about a ticket scammer, Jeff Justis writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and ask who’s to blame, and Paul A. Callens writes to urge all to learn more about mental illnesses and mental health during Mental Illness Awareness Week. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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          On The Inside

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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            They’re here — pumpkins galore

            They’re here. But don’t wait too long. If you do, you may miss your chance to take pictures of your children in the middle of the iconic St, Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch or you may not get a pumpkin or two for your fall and Halloween decorating. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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              A shift, perhaps

              Local author, editor and publisher Lee White writes, in “Your Turn,” that the recent success under Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze and comparisons to coaching icon Johnny Vaught might be signaling a change for the Rebels and their fans. (October 6, 2014, Page 4)

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                Thanks, everyone, for a great weekend

                We knew you could do it. Sure, there were things that didn’t go well, but not many. Our View congratulates local residents for doing their part to make a big weekend special for all. (October 6, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Let’s control what our future looks like

                  Publisher Tim Phillips, a life-long Oxonian, has noticed the same changes on the horizon as many other local residents, and he encourages all to take a look at what the future could be like and should be like. (October 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    School bus safety a serious issue

                    Local school bus drivers have reported more incidents of vehicles passing stopped school buses. Our View looks at this serious issue and urges all drivers to pay attention to school traffic and, particularly, big yellow buses. (October 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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