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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Education

School like life — full of twists and turns

Remember those first days of school? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers his first day vividly — and explains why it’s stuck with him as he compares school and work.

 (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Getting prepared for the start of school

    Some educators suggest that parents and students begin practicing for the start of school to that the school year begins on a positive note. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options to consider with those first school days not far away. (July 31, 2014, Page 4)

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      A Little Free Library on every corner

      Staff writer Jerra Scott takes a closer look at the Little Free Library idea after seeing one in Taylor. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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        It’s time for school — computer school

        It’s almost time for school. For students. And adults — for computer training and info  — if they have a child in grades 7-12 in the Oxford School District. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the classes for parents students who will be getting MacBook Air computers to use during the upcoming school year. (July 28, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Ruth Ball writes to thank local author Billy Houston and local businesses involved with a book/reading project whose proceeds are going to help with Saturday’s Back to School Carnival sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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            My, how we have grown around here

            Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Rohini Patel writes to urge young ladies to strive to accomplish anything they wish, while Barbara Smith writes to thank all of the volunteers and those who are donating items to help The Pantry. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                Education Briefs

                • OE releases principal’s list, honor rolls
                • NWCC awards scholarships
                • Ellis serves as summer intern
                • NWCC sets orientation
                • Griffin named physical fitness winner
                • Fearing, White earn scholarships
                • Teacher environmental workshop set this month
                • Homework Club Summer Camp set this month

                 (June 17, 2014, Page 5A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Judy Robbins writes to say how much she enjoyed one of The EAGLE’s new features, “Yesterday’s Papers,” while Jon and Marilyn Ruscoe write to express their gratitude for the special graduation ceremony put on by the Oxford School District and Scott Center. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Susan Kelly writes about the deeply devoted teachers in the Oxford School District and singles out Rose Nash for her efforts in helping make sure the district takes a good look at the proposed staggered start times for the school day. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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