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Popular Seasons Greetings section coming Friday

It’s time again for what might be the largest, and most popular, special section The Oxford EAGLE publishes each year – the Seasons Greetings section. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the section and the special letters that will be a part of Friday’s paper. (December 20, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Allyson Campbell writes to point out problems with the alternative school for Lafayette Middle School and to urge school officials to reform and improve the system to stress education. (December 13, 2012, Page 4)

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      Knowing your history and what it means

      The basics of education – the “Three R’s” – are important, but so are other subjects taught in school. Editor Don Whitten writes about history and its importance to us and offers a quiz about Pearl Harbor Day to make a point. (December 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Learning the values of our coins

        Seeing a youngster get a lesson in the value of the change in our pockets and purses brought back memories to Editor Don Whitten of a time years ago when he unfairly used his knowledge of the value of coins in his elementary school’s “candy store.” (November 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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          That Night At The Two-Stick

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story from his college days when one of his school’s football players ran into a little problem at a local theater. (October 9, 2012, Page 4)

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            When will all students receive excellent education?

            Oxford native and former Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal publisher Billy Crews writes a guest column about a cause he’s long been an advocate for – public education. Crews writes about Teach for America and what it can do for students. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Economic growth depends on investing in university faculty

              Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds writes a guest column explaining issues, concerns and needs involving getting and retaining top-notch faculty members at the state’s colleges and universities. (October 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                Don’t Rob God

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed and his writing students recently debated what defines “abundant life.” For some of their answers and what to do to achieve that goal, see Reed’s weekly column. (October 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

                  Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Procrastination can have ill effects

                    Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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