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Yes, we like our charity events around here

Mississippians are known for giving, and those in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community must be among the best in the Magnolia State at that. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the popular local charity events after helping count votes for Best of Oxford. (April 16, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteer groups who helped with donations and service for the More Than A Meal program. (April 11, 2012, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Campbell McCool writes to point out the value of a strong public high school and to encourage all in the community to help do whatever it takes to have one – even to the point of holding another bond referendum for the needed funds. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        David Elmore writes that the appointment of Dr. Ford Dye to the state College Board was a positive move for the community and the state, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to praise the effort of Ole Miss students during the recent Big Event. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

          So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of The Pantry, to thank all of the individuals, groups and businesses who helped make this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Melinda Staples of the Feed the Hunger Project writes to thank all of the individuals and groups who came together to help pack more than 109,000 meals at the recent Feed the Hunger Pack-a-thon. (March 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                OPC makes positive first impression

                Want to get involved with local government and helping the community? As News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, you don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to vote. Scott points out a project by a local Girl Scout group that involved going before a local board, the Oxford Park Commission, for permission and approval and then following through to help improve things in the community. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jessica Perkins writes to thank the individuals and groups who donated time and resources to help the More Than a Meal program in January and February, while Lynn Wilkins writes to thank Knit1 Oxford and the Fiber Festival for putting together a raffle that raised funds for OEPE and LEFE. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

                    Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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