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There’s more to it than holding a light

What do you do when you get in the real world and get sick? Call Mama, of course. What about when you have a problem with your car? Call Daddy. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks and a friend recently tried their hand at some automotive repair work and found out that it’s a good thing that Dad is still around if needed. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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    Critical thinking skills? Don’t make app for that

    Some of the basics and fundamentals of education – think teaching cursive writing – are going by the wayside in many schools. The cause? Technology. Local columnist Deidra Jackson worries about the trend and how it may eventually affect critical thinking by our youngsters in the education process. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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      Legislators need to work this conflict out

      There’s a new “R” word being thrown around that has folks up in arms – “redistricting.” State legislators cannot agree on new district lines for the state House and Senate, and now it appears some members of the House will be joining a lawsuit that could involve the Senate. Editor Don Whitten notes that legislators need to work this one out – and soon – or voters will take care of the problem in one or two upcoming elections. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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        Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

        Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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          Seasoned With Salt

          Being politically correct, local columnist Jimmy Reed readily admits, is not one of his strong points. He goes to to point out that there are times when it’s just not reasonable and practical – when being direct is what’s called for in communication. (March 22, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Sam W. Cameron of the Mississippi Hospital Association writes to assure readers of the commitment of Baptist Memorial Health Care to the Oxford and North Mississippi area as it goes through the process of deciding about a location for a new hospital. (March 22, 2011, Page 4)

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              Back on the fence between cats and dogs

              Are you a cat person? Or do you prefer dogs? There are those families who have both of the popular pets, but most folks tend to side with one or the other. Editor Don Whitten has spent lots of years in every situation, and takes a moment to contemplate how he’s come to stand on the middle of the fence between canines and felines. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind readers about the story of Betsy Love Allen and to note how appropriate it is to pay tribute to the longtime Toccopola resident during Women’s History Month. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Open communication: A prescription for success

                  The prognosis is mixed on Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.’s effort to build a new hospital in Oxford because of a rough spot in negotiations with local government boards because of site options. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the ongoing issue and says that an open debate and the availability of information will help all involved understand the process. (March 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Ann K. Gibbs writes to tell about the positive experiences that she and her great-grandson’s baseball team had during a tournament at FNC Park. (March 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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