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Disappearing Insurance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about “disappearing insurance,” a valuable lesson he was taught as a youngster by Jaybird, a beloved black man who worked with his father. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Charles E. Treas writes about how restaurants could help local patrons who leave their credit cards behind by just taking a few minutes of their time, John McKendree writes to tell that Jimmy Nail won the Rolling Thunder rifle giveaway and John Arrechea’s letter explained a bit about the decision to take down a tree at the historic Lafayette County courthouse. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)

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      Education briefs

      • Lafayette Middle school class builds future
      • Ashley White attends leadership program
      • Society of Professional Journalists win award
      • Meredith Cade Lesley receives scholarship
      • Americorps meeting set for Oct. 5
      • GED testing offered at NWCC
      • Oxford band boosters meet tonight
      • Lafayette Springs School Reunion set Oct. 2

       (September 21, 2010, Page 5)

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        11 local students named National Merit semifinalists

        Eleven local students, with nine of them from Oxford High School, were among the 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program this year. (September 21, 2010, Page 5)

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          Safe routes project moves forward

          Phase two of the Pathways Commission project is still postponed while waiting on MDOT to make final approval of changes to help cut down on costs. Meanwhile, the safe routes for schools project which includes adding sidewalks, repairing sidewalks and adding a median and raised crosswalk near Oxford Middle School is set to begin this week. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

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            UM ROTC cadet earns high honor

            Army ROTC cadet Gabriel Weiss achieved what fewer than 50 cadets a year achieve when he was awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this summer.

            The award is one of the highest awards that can be given to a ROTC cadet. (September 20, 2010, Page 3A)

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              Classic toys stand the test of time

              Remember 8-track tapes, rotary-dial telephones, nickel candy bars, encyclopedia sets? Probably not. But what about Etch-a-Sketch, Slinky, Tinker Toys, Yo-yos and Sock Monkeys? Of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at why classic toys stay popular while similar-aged items are all but forgotten. (September 20, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Group helps Ghana’s needy

                A team of medical personal and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church members traveled to Ghana, Africa, last month where they administered medicine for the bodies and ministered to their spirits.

                The 13-member team consisted of two nurses, a nurse practitioner and a dentist. Other team members included Bible school teachers, support staff, a minister and team leader, Hollis Crowder.

                (more…) (September 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Tax collections continue to improve

                  City tax collections are up for 2010 compared to 2009 with the city tourism tax, or 2 percent tax up 5 percent for the year and the city sales tax up about 1 percent. (September 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Operation Christmas child meeting set for Tuesday

                    To collect 4,000 shoe boxes filled with toys for needy children, local organizer Mae Stone is calling a kick off meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church at 15 CR 207. (September 20, 2010, Page 3a)

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