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Saturday, May 23, 2015

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L.O.U. Reads Coalition promotes summer learning

Emma Tkachuck writes a “Your Turn” column today reminding us of the importance of summer reading activities for students and explaining the summer activities L.O.U. Reads has to help accomplish that. (May 11, 2015, Page 4)

Think about what boxers’ millions could do

The long-awaited boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao earned a combined $300 million for the two fighters. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at their earnings, their promises to help others and what the large amounts of money professional athletes make could do for people. (May 10, 2015, Page 4A)

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)

Doors of Hope provides helping hand

Brenda West writes a “Your Turn” column about Doors of Hope and how it helps members of the community during a transition period as they try to become self-sufficients after a setback. (March 2, 2015, Page 4)

We hope you enjoy today’s Profile 2015

Today’s Oxford EAGLE includes a special treat for readers and advertisers — a closer look at our Lafayette-Oxford-University community, its character and some of the “characters” that make this such a special place. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Profile 2015, today’s special section that includes feature stories and pictures for figures around the city, county and campus. (February 22, 2015, Page 4A)

Continue to exercise care, caution in dealing with cold weather

Most of us can count our blessings with the ice and sleet settling just north of the LOU community. That doesn’t mean we should get complacent, though, with bitter cold temperatures approaching single digits forecast for tonight and the chance of frozen precipitation coming on Friday. We encourage all be remain cautious and prepared. (February 18, 2015, Page 4A)

Unemployment numbers in state a reason to be concerned

The U.S. Department of Labor’s statistics for November show Mississippi’s unemployment rate of 7.3 percent leading the nation. It’s not something that’s good news at this time of the year and will take a concerted effort locally, regionally and across the state to turn things around. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

Clear message: Don’t let down your guard

Our View is that you must remain diligent as parents, adults, teachers, et cetera. Who would think about their teenage daughters or friends trying to fly halfway around the world to join terrorists with IS? Still, it happened. We cannot let down our guard in teaching, warning and watching our impressionable youngsters. (October 31, 2014, Page 4A)

Political signs have their place

So far, there appears no need to call out the “Sign Ninjas.” Editor Don Whitten looks at election campaign signs and where they’re supposed to be. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

Helping our retirees

“Our View” takes a look at budget needs of the Leisure Lifestyle program that could require senior citizens to contribute monthly, and calls for local leaders to step up to help the growing retiree population that brings so much to the community. (August 27, 2014, Page 4)

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