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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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        Local library opens seed lending branch

        Local librarian Laura Beth Walker writes, in “Your Turn,” about the seed lending program offered by the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat writes an open letter to all Mississippians expressing his support for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in this week’s Republican primary runoff election. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Children understand more than we know

            Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, while taking a trip down memory lane with honest-to-goodness photo albums, learned another valuable lesson: our children and grandchildren listen carefully to us and learn a lot more than we realize. (June 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Contradictions

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some popular contradictions in society, and then wonders if the process is social evolution or revolution. (June 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                Getting caught up in the World Cup craze

                Did you leave work early Monday so you could watch the U.S.-Ghana match in the World Cup? If so, you’re likely one of the many who, every four years, becomes a soccer fan. Editor Don Whitten looks at the interest in the World Cup and how many become much more knowledgeable about the game. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Peter Kondos writes about the upcoming Republican Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, and compares and contrasts the philosophies and goals of the two candidates. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    The Darling of Dunleith

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at the curiosity, inventiveness — and danger — of the young mind as he recalls an incident involving a homemade mini air balloon and the sheds near the cotton gin. (June 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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