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Education funding hinges on ballot box

Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Meals on Wheels volunteers more than delivery people

    We applaud all who take part in Meals on Wheels, and especially those volunteers who take much more than just food to recipients. Volunteers are often the only contact many homebound seniors have with the rest of the world, and Meals on Wheels provides them with a friend, a confidant and someone who will check on their safety and well-being. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Ethics Commission OKs Kendricks’ campaign

      Oxford School Board elections are coming up quick and certain questions arose concerning the ethics of runner Marni Kendricks possibly being elected. Kendricks sought the opinion of the Mississippi Ethics Commission and her situation was considered favorable. (October 10, 2014, Page 2A)

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        OMS students creating disturbances

        The Oxford-Lafayette Public Library has recently seen its fair share of middle schoolers who walk down to the facility after school and cause disturbances with readers and staff. A police report was filed yesterday morning as the librarian believes some students started a fire on the steps of the library. (October 10, 2014, Page 1)

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          Parents bark over Bulldogs’ team name

          Some parents with children on an OPC flag-football team are upset over the coach’s decision to name the team after MSU. (October 10, 2014, Page 2A)

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            Get a grip on growth

            City leaders discuss ways to guide development. (October 10, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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              Maybe it’s time we check our priorities

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about the extremely successful fundraising effort that will pay off the fine Ole Miss received for its fans storming the field after the win over Alabama and also pay for the goal posts and other repairs needed, wondering how great it would be if we could get an outpouring of donations like that for local charities that help the truly needy. (October 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Abbeville Autumnfest a great example of local festivals

                It’s October and time for fall festivals, and one of the longest-running ones in the area is the Autumnfest in Abbeville. We applaud the folks in Abbeville for annually hosting one of the area’s best festivals and encourage everyone to travel to northern Lafayette County on Saturday if you have the opportunity. (October 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Fall festival returns to Abbeville on Saturday

                  Autumnfest will return to Abbeville this Saturday for locals to enjoy food vendors, crafts, kid activities and local music. The festival will open at 9 a.m. (October 9, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Weekend activities in the LOU community and surrounding area

                    Authors, musicians and the annual 3 Blind Wines fundraiser highlight the “Weekend Ticket” for the LOU community and surrounding area. (October 9, 2014, Page 1A)

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