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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Power, duties of IHL need changing

The duties and powers of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning are both simple and complex. However, with changing times, it appears that it’s time to re-evaluate some of those powers and duties and pass them along to the individual schools and universities. (April 20, 2015, Page 4)

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    Spieth’s Masters win sparks memories

    Pro golfer Jordan Spieth’s masterful performance in winning the Masters brought back memories of a visit with special friends and family for Publisher Tim Phillips as well as an awareness that there are some special pro athletes out there. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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      University valuable part of LOU community

      Sometimes we in the LOU community take for granted how much the U means to the L and O. A visit by a university professor and some of his students to a couple of classes at Oxford Elementary School last week show how much the two can benefit from one another. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        William A. Frohn writes to say opposition to Jimmy Reed’s column is coming from those who are opposed to his conservative views and he urges Reed to continue with his articles. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Let’s get every school a literacy coach, more assistants

          It’s good news to hear from the Mississippi Department of Education that 78 literacy coaches have been added for schools around the state. It would be great news if we could hear that every elementary school had its needs met with these reading coaches as well as with helpful teacher assistants. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Computer use needs more evaluation

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at computer use by students in schools and suggests that more evaluation is needed about how much it helps and how it affects students’ learning. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Let’s get funding worked out for Activity Center

              A proposed addition/expansion of the Oxford Activity Center may well be one of the most important projects the city has undertaken in a long time, and we call on city leaders and the community to make sure there is a diligent study made to find the funding for the most inclusive project possible. (April 16, 2015, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Zachary Kagan Guthrie and MIkaela Adams both write about Jimmy Reed’s recent column, with Guthrie calling it unacceptable and Adams saying that Oxonians deserve better. (April 16, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Celebrating one of the neatest places to visit

                  One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Spring rains affect lots of folks

                    As the rain continues to fall around the area, we’re reminded of the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.” If so, we’re going to have lots of pretty flowers this spring. The wet weather does cause problems for some, however, and hopefully they will be able to work and play around a forecast that says we’ll have more rain. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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