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911, 411, 811 not the only quick dial numbers

Most of us have dialed 4-1-1 on our phones to get someone’s number. We’ve been taught to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. And we’ve heard about how you should “call 8-1-1 before you dig.” Did you know, though, that there are other quick dial numbers. Editor Don Whitten shares what he’s learned about 211, 311, 511 and others. (May 23, 2011, Page 4)

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    High school seniors: No need to be in a hurry

    After spending time working on the Graduation Section in today’s Oxford EAGLE, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks started thinking about his high school graduation and all that’s gone on since. Eubanks offers some tips to seniors graduating this weekend and next week. (May 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Mr. Anonymous and Old Fogies

      Do you get bothered when people use the term “old fogies” about older citizens? Local columnist T.J. Ray does, too, and he was upset with a recent piece titled “Old Fogie Pride” that came his way – until he gave it a closer look. (May 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Where do you expect to be on Sunday?

        Have you heard about the prediction that the world will come to an end this Saturday and that some of us will be headed to heaven and the others left behind? Editor Don Whitten takes on Harold Camping’s prediction and says we need to be ready any time, including Saturday, but that he seriously doubts Camping’s accurancy. (May 19, 2011, Page 4)

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          Isn’t it too soon for another 100-year flood?

          We’ll never see a flood like the one in 1927. There will never be a hurricane like Camille again. You’d think we’d learn to never say “never” about weather and related disasters. Even talk about 100-year floods and such are hard to understand, so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what a 100-year event really is. (May 18, 2011, Page 4)

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            Die Prayin’

            Have you ever thought about what you’d like to be doing when it comes your time to depart this earth? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a conversation from years ago where the best answer was from the man who wanted to die prayin’. (May 17, 2011, Page 4)

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              Familiar-looking author pens ‘debut’ novel

              Mystery. Check. Mississippi author. Check. Debut novel. Check. That ought to attract the interest of lots of book-lovers around these parts, and that’s what Anna Michaels’ “The Tender Mercy of Roses” offers. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the book, the story and the author. (May 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Is it time for a new SEC baseball tourney format?

                With the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament coming up in just a few weeks, Editor Don Whitten wonders if it isn’t time to consider changing the format for the eight-team tournament since most coaches and players don’t want to play the five or six games it usually takes to win the title because they’re already looking ahead to the NCAA tourney. (May 13, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  William Lewis Jr. writes to recall all of the work the community has been a part of with improving schools and health care through the years and says it’s time to get started on our new hospital. (May 13, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Red, white & blue volunteers needed

                    Now’s your chance to help light up the sky over Oxford by helping put on the popular July 4th community celebration. News Editor Jonathan Scott goes over some of the positions and duties open that local officials are hoping local citizens will help fill as the planning continues for the summer celebration. (May 12, 2011, Page 4)

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