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Saturday, April 25, 2015


Pen pals of almost 50 years meet for first time

Oxford resident Marianna Ochs and Pauline Dick, of New Zealand, have been pen pals for almost 50 years. This month, they met in person for the first time. (September 21, 2014, Page C1)

On the edge

More people in our community are one the edge of being homeless. As a result, several agencies in town are scrambling to help those in need of a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Workshop a first step to homeownership

LOU-HOME will host a free workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for those thinking about owning a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

Debate, input on key issues important to all

While there’s still a decision to be made by Oxford’s Board of Aldermen, it’s good to see a lot of inout and debate on the issue of development in the community. It’s government at its finest. (September 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Taxi drivers have to pass what kind of test?

Editor Don Whitten learned that taxi drivers at the San Diego airport can be cited for violating an ordinance that requires them to “smell” pleasant, and wonders how the conversation would go with taxi drivers, police officers and government officials if that were discussed in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

ICM a great way to assist those in need

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a closer look at the needs of many in our community and writes that one organization that is making a big difference — but needs assistance — is Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (September 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Our View

Ole Miss’ enrollment for the fall semester in 2014 has set a new record of 23,096, and members of the incoming freshmen class have also set all kinds of academic records. We welcome all of our newest neighbors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (September 14, 2014, Page 4A)

Sharing stories about our friend, Stan

The news was shocking and hard to accept — Stan Sandroni had passed away. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his time working and playing with Sandroni, and recalls one of the stories that shows exactly who and what Stan Sandroni was. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

Parking meters here

We had our chances to tell local lawmakers we didn’t want them. And now we have them. “Our View” looks at the new parking meters and says it’s now time to learn to live with them. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

Start at home with litter cleanup effort

There is clearly a county-wide push to clean up litter in the community. As with education, it all needs to begin at home. (August 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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