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Got your Halloween costumes yet?

It’s a little more than a week until the Halloween parties and trick-or-treating begins, and Editor Don Whitten wonders if you’ve got all of your Halloween costumes yet. Whitten looks back at homemade outfits and warns that may be ahead for folks that delay much longer. (October 20, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Dr. Carroll Stone writes to support the Personhood Amendment from three perspectives, while Lauren Dorsey writes to share a problem she and fellow OMS students are having. (October 20, 2011, Page 4)

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      Watching local government at work

      A group of local Boy Scouts from Troop 144 attended part of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall as part of the requirements for one of their merit badges. Editor Don Whitten wonders what their reports about their visit to watch their local leaders work will include. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jim Shollenberger writes to say that, from his point of view, the scathing criticism of Ole Miss Athletic Director Pete Boone doesn’t make a lot of sense. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

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          Corduroy Horror

          Adolescence, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, is a troubling time. And, he adds, if one falls in love during that time, it can be terrifying. He recalls a story from his past which shows how our feelings and reach all extremes. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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            Peace and quiet

            Local columnist T.J. Ray, who spent four decades teaching English, looks at changes in language over the years as well as the amount of noise that enters into our lives, probably without us realizing it. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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              ‘Holy Ghost Girl’ takes us behind the tent

              What do you think is coming when you see folks putting up one of those giant tents? Not that long ago, it mean a tent revival was coming to town. Editor Don Whitten points to a new book, “Holy Ghost Girl – A Memoir” by Donna Johnson, that takes us inside and behind those tent revivals and their traveling evangelists. (October 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Karaoke gives everyone a chance to shine

                Karaoke – where you can be part of the crowd and bring out your inner self. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at her early days as a “single/performer” and notes she’s enjoying a second shot with her favorite karaoke tunes. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the individuals and groups who volunteered and those who held events for making the past month a special one for the local food Pantry, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank Wayne Andrews and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for making Oxford such an agreeable destination. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Catchy plan, slogan can get your attention

                    Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t been following the Republican presidential hopefuls very closely – since the election is still more than a year off – but says his interest and attention has been tweaked by the recent talk of a 9-9-9 Plan. Whitten takes a closer look at Herman Cain’s plan. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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