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Letters to the Editor

Harley Garrett writes to remind citizens if they don’t like the change that’s going on in the country today, then they should take advantage of their personal weapon – their vote – to do something about it. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

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    It’s time to step up and be counted

    News Editor Jonathan Scott has filled out – and mailed back – his 2010 Census form and he notes only one change from the census’ sloan of “Take 10.” He’d say “Take Nine” since it didn’t take him but nine minutes. Scott tells us the importance of returning the forms and gives us a look at how well we’re doing locally. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jason T. Plunk writes to commend the Oxford Police Department horseback unit for its recent work around the Square, Lena L. Ward and Ellawee Ivy suggest that Gov. Haley Barbour pay for a lawsuit against the Health Care bill, and Randy Yates writes that we should consider naming some of our local streets after local authors. (March 31, 2010, Page 2)

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        On the shoulders of giants

        Local physician and Army veteran Will Dabbs pens a guest column telling about a recent and valuable friendship with World War II veteran John Ratliff, who recently passed away. Dabbs points out how much Ratliff and other veterans of his time gave for us to have our freedoms today. (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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          Tourney decides title, but what about No. 1?

          A lot of NCAA men’s tourney brackets have Duke in the Final Four. Ditto for West Virginia. But Butler and Michigan State? A tournament is a tournament, however, and strange things happen. One question, however: Does the team that cuts down the nets Monday in Indianapolis top the final Top 25 polls? Should it? (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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            Nothing Frivolous About That

            A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)

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              What’s the best way to use a refund check?

              The average refund check from the IRS is $2,500. The average person doesn’t get that, however, and Editor Don Whitten wonders what one is supposed to do when a year comes along where your refund is more than normal. He looks into all kinds of suggestions, from investing to pay off debt to splurging. (March 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Book offers another way to experience the blues

                Think the “blues” can only be experienced through songs and music? Think again – and read Editor Don Whitten’s review of “Delta Blues,” an anthology of blues stories set in and around the Mississippi Delta. Whitten mentions stories by the likes of John Grisham, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, and Alice Jackson. (March 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Bobby Jefcoat questions the Mississippi Legislature about having its priorities in order based on a recent move in Jackson, while Carolyn Ross asks if our country’s Founding Fathers might not be a bit shocked with what’s going on today. (March 25, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Learning that knitting, becoming a grandmother can be cool

                    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has three children and is headed toward becoming a grandmother. She talks about getting into the “grandmothering mode” by learning to knit and by talking with her mother about her experiences. (March 25, 2010, Page 4)

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