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Preston Ray Garrett writes to commend the OHS theater group for its performance of “The 39 Steps,” and to recommend local residents to check out future presentations of the group. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Age bias also casualty of air race crash

    Local columnist Deidra Jackson, pointing to the recent air crash in Nevada, writes that we tout experience when we want, or like, older people doing things, but then we blame old age as the cause of problems when that seems to make the story better. Was age bias also a victim in the deadly air show crash? (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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      Times change; what about constitutions?

      With three referenda on the ballot in the state of Mississippi this fall, local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the history of the Mississippi Constitution and wonders about the possibility of changes. (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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        Constitution Week – and a Constitution quiz

        How many of you have followed through on Maralyn Howell Bullion’s request to read the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week? Editor Don Whitten encourages readers to do just that, and he offers a quiz to see how well you understand what you read. (September 21, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Joe Stewart writes to call for a fair and open election to re-instate Col. Rebel as the mascot for Ole Miss over the Black Bear. (September 21, 2011, Page 4)

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            … Ain’t Nobody Happy

            With all of the talk about who pays taxes, who doesn’t and who should, local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the message instilled by his mother – the competitive, free enterprise mentality. (September 20, 2011, Page 4)

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              Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

              Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people it’s Constitution Week and to encourage them to read the powerful document, while Katherin Carothers writes to thank Dr. Jean Shaw for her individual and collective contributions to the community. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Mr. Crip’s legacy spreads far and wide

                  James B. “Crip” Tyler’s death sparks memories of one of Water Valley’s heroes for all that he and his wife Geanie did to provide summer league baseball and softball to youngsters for years and years, and Editor Don Whitten writes of his time with a man he says deserves hero status. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Healthy families should say no

                    With Initiative 26, known as the “personhood amendment” on the ballot in Mississippi in November, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes to urge readers to do research on the issue and then vote No at the polls. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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