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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

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    LOU 4th of July a time of unity

    Meredith Rawl, chairperson of the LOU Fourth of July Committee for the second year in a row, writes about this week’s excitement and events planned for Independence Day in the community. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      Honeydews vs. Honey-do’s

      Staff Writer Jerra Scott writes about her away-from-work project of planting a small vegetable garden, telling of the trials, tribulations and rewards of the venture. (June 27, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Kitty Mann writes to say she’ll miss Lucy Schultze’s weekly “A Conversation With …” stories, while representatives of Volunteer Oxford write to thank all those who helped with the supply drive to benefit Doors of Hope Transition Ministries. (June 27, 2014, Page 4A)

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          As column concludes, let conversation continue

          Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze talks about writing the popular Thursday article, “A Conversation With …” for nearly nine years and explains what’s next on the horizon for her while also urging everyone to continue their own conversations with people they meet. (June 26, 2014, Page 4)

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            Clock operator could stop ‘added’ time

            Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the FIFA soccer practice of “stoppage” or “added” time and wonders why an official clock and operator wouldn’t work better while at the same time musing about how we might use “added” time in our everyday lives. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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              Election day observations

              Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                Hooray — Hennie’s Home!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of the value of our animals and pets as he recalls the story of lost Rhode Island Red chicken named Hennie. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Former Oxford Mayor Richard Howorth writes to lend his support in today’s Republican primary runoff to Thad Cochran, whose election he thinks will best serve Oxford and Mississippi. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Looking for a hero? Look no further

                    Do we use the term “hero” too freely these days? Editor Don Whitten tends to feel that way, and he writes about Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter — who and what we need to measure the meaning of the word against. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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