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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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    Why start school later? Tourism? Heat?

    The starting date for public schools has been moving up closer and closer to the first of August in recent years, but a measure going through the state Legislature would push it back to the third week in August. Editor Don Whitten looks at the pros and cons of going back to a later starting date. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Faye Lokey writes to say how much UM’s Big Event meant to her and to others in the community and to thank the students for their assistance, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and groups who assisted the Pantry during February and March. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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        I mow the lawn electric

        News Editor Jonathan Scott, who is embracing a zero-gasoline policy when it comes to lawn care now that he’s the proud owner of an electric-powered mower, writes about his newest machine and how it affects his yard work. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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          Reality TV today: Cheap laughs, faux authenticity

          Remember “Candid Camera”? Local columnist Deidra Jackson remembers several versions of the popular, and original, reality TV show, and compares it to today attempts at realism that appear to be there just for cheap laughs. (April 12, 2012, Page 4)

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            Lawd Glad Received

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed asked his freshman composition students to write about either going back in time to change a bad mistake or to relive one of their best days, and ended up writing one for them about a meaningful fishing trip he made years ago. (April 10, 2012, Page 4)

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              Why art education is important, too

              EAGLE staff writer Melanie Addington encourages the Oxford School Board to realize the value of the arts in education when making decisions about the new high school, citing her education and the importance art and theater meant to her growing up. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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                  Celebrating Easter – something for everyone

                  Did you attend Palm Sunday services last weekend? Have plans for an Easter egg hunt the next couple of days. Looking forward to Easter Sunday? Editor Don Whitten writes about all of the events going on the week of Easter and reminds readers to make sure they connect the dots on what Easter is all about. (April 5, 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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