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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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                Letters to the Editor

                Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Oxford Pantry to thank all of its volunteers in the month of December and to remind the community about the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Ready to run in, or help with, Run for Hope?

                  The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Alison Wilkes writes to thank the deer hunter whose recent kill was turned into a blessing for several families and to note that others in the community have been generous as well. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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