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Square Books Jr. certainly not a secret now

The folks at Square Books pulled off a “stealth” opening for Square Books Jr. 10 years ago. Saturday, they’re opening the doors and welcoming all in for a special birthday celebration. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the popular local store on the Square. (June 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Voters keep Oxford on path to prosperity

    News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at our thriving community – one of the fastest growing in the state – and writes about the blessing and curses of growth and who’s in charge of the change that’s inevitable. (June 6, 2013, Page 4)

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      Yes, it’s about time for the Best of Oxford

      The calls, letters, emails and such asking about the annual Best of Oxford contest will be answered Friday when The Oxford EAGLE presents its section honoring the top people, places and things in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten doesn’t give away any winners’ names, but he does take a look at some unusual responses in the polling. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Don Mutchler writes to say that elected officials should put the interests of their constituents ahead of their own preferences when it comes to making laws and policy. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Soapstick

          Remember William Faulkner’s observation that a mule will work for you 10 years just for the privilege of kicking you once? Local columnist Jimmy Reed supports that theory, relating the story of his experience with a mule. (June 4, 2013, Page 4)

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            Is it time for the 28th Amendment?

            It was 21 years ago when the last amendment to the U.S. Constitution was approved. It was 21 years before that for the 26th Amendment. So is it time for another one? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some suggestions to be discussed by the National Constitution Center. (June 3, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Terry League writes about the historic Cedar Oaks home and the L.Q.C. Lamar House, suggesting that voters be polled to determine who should pay for the upkeep and operating expenses. (June 3, 2013, Page 4)

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                Finding your car locked – and your keys inside

                Have you experienced that feeling when you go to your vehicle, can’t find your keys and then realize they’re locked inside? Editor Don Whitten suggests a bit of humor and some luck in dealing with the problem. (May 31, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Members of the Lafayette Elementary School faculty and staff write to than the PTO for its contributions this year, while Jessica Perkins writes to thank all who volunteered for, and contributed to, More Than A Meal. (May 31, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Get out and vote

                    With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

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