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Ann McCullough writes about the ongoing local issue about farmers’ markets and explains more about the Mid-Town Farmers Market which will begin its 12th season next month. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)

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    A special day

    A phone call from a stranger about a photo that ran in The LafaShopper News produced an eventful trip and new friends for local columnist T.J. Ray, who relates details about his recent trip to Harmontown. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

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      Teaching Chickens To Write

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed remembers a childhood vocation – raising chickens and selling their eggs – and recalls how some people thought he could have even taught his fowls to write. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

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        Yes, we like our charity events around here

        Mississippians are known for giving, and those in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community must be among the best in the Magnolia State at that. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the popular local charity events after helping count votes for Best of Oxford. (April 16, 2012, Page 4)

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          Why start school later? Tourism? Heat?

          The starting date for public schools has been moving up closer and closer to the first of August in recent years, but a measure going through the state Legislature would push it back to the third week in August. Editor Don Whitten looks at the pros and cons of going back to a later starting date. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Faye Lokey writes to say how much UM’s Big Event meant to her and to others in the community and to thank the students for their assistance, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and groups who assisted the Pantry during February and March. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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              I mow the lawn electric

              News Editor Jonathan Scott, who is embracing a zero-gasoline policy when it comes to lawn care now that he’s the proud owner of an electric-powered mower, writes about his newest machine and how it affects his yard work. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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                Reality TV today: Cheap laughs, faux authenticity

                Remember “Candid Camera”? Local columnist Deidra Jackson remembers several versions of the popular, and original, reality TV show, and compares it to today attempts at realism that appear to be there just for cheap laughs. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Eulastine Thompson writes to let people know about the upcoming Lafayette County Scholarship Banquet and the work CLEAR Core Inc. has been doing in the local community for years. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Grisham hits homer with baseball novel

                    It’s that time of the year again – baseball season is going full swing and baseball books are hitting the shelves. Editor Don Whitten mentions several highly-touted books out in 2012, and says that John Grisham’s baseball novel, “Calico Joe,” is certainly one to snag. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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