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Learn From The Birds

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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    ‘Healthier’ lunches not the only answer

    The USDA has issued new guidelines for school meals, but even those healthier lunches and snacks aren’t pleasing everyone. Editor Don Whitten recalls the food in the lunchroom from years ago and wonders if the answer to battling obesity in our youngsters lies more with activity than food guidelines. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jessica Perkins writes to thank the individuals and groups who donated time and resources to help the More Than a Meal program in January and February, while Lynn Wilkins writes to thank Knit1 Oxford and the Fiber Festival for putting together a raffle that raised funds for OEPE and LEFE. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Secret shopping can be fun – unless it’s a scam

        Scams involving repair work, inheritance, lotteries and work-at-home schemes are very common. Editor Don Whitten has come across another one – scams involving secret shoppers – to warn readers about. (February 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Tracie Russell writes, on behalf of the Lafayette Endowment Fund for Education, to thank Knit1 and those involved with the Fiber Festival for helping raise funds to help local schools, while Robert M. Pugh writes to point out the support Sen. Thad Cochran and Rep. Alan Nunnelee have for community health centers. (February 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Anthem follow-up

            Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a follow-up column to last week’s piece about respecting the national anthem and U.S. flag, noting that the Super Bowl showing still left him wondering why we don’t just drop the singing of the national anthem before big events if it can’t be done properly. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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              Charter school concerns

              Oxford Schools Board President Buddy Chain writes a guest column giving his personal take and concerns about charter schools, an idea that is being discussed by state lawmakers in Jackson. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                Oxford Film Festival highlights local work

                “Local” seems to be the key word for a lot of the entries in this year’s Oxford Film Festival. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the ninth-annual event set for this weekend in conjunction with the Oxford Music Festival. (February 8, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Anne Steel provides litter numbers from her neighborhood walks and urges members of the community to show more pride by properly disposing of trash. (February 8, 2012, Page 4)

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                    A Wretch Like Me

                    John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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