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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Staff Editorials

Oxford in good company — as expected

Oxford has made another “top” list, joining five other cities around the country as the top six college town for retirement according to Grandparents.com. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

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    New roads — paths to the future

    When new roads are usually built, Editor Don Whitten writes, we see little of the work until the project is finished. That’s not the case for a new road that will provide another entrance and exit from the Oxford Commons area. Whitten writes about other road changes locally and how they are all the key to the future. (May 14, 2014, Page 4)

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      Popular baby names in 2013 — not Don!

      The most popular baby names in the United States in 2013? How about Sophia for the girls and Noah for the boys. But no “Don,” as Editor Don Whitten points out in a look at popular names over the years. (May 12, 2014, Page 4)

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        Your mother — your own personal MVP

        With Mother’s Day coming up Sunday, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what all mothers do for their families and how there’s no real way to calculate all of the value of that work, influence and inspiration. (May 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Thinking about school while most await summer

            While most folks — students, teachers and parents — are thinking about school getting over, Editor Don Whitten is thinking about going to school: fly fishing school in West Point. (May 7, 2014, Page 4)

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              Relay for Life — put it on your calendar

              Lafayette County’s Relay for Life event, held this past Friday, is quickly becoming an event to attend and take part in. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all of the opportunities Relay for Life offers for participants and also at the inspiration it provides. (May 5, 2014, Page 4)

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                Helping — because you can

                Did you feel relief before you felt concern after  the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  A puddle of paint and a waiting game

                  EAGLE Staff Writer Jerra Scott writes about the trials and tribulations of new home ownership, sharing some of the ups and downs of her first experiences with a new house. (May 1, 2014, Page 4)

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                    EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

                    Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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