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2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

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    Junior’s Dead!

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed wonders how some of us make it to adulthood as he recalls his attempts at flying like Superman with the assistance of a bed sheet and a tall barn. (February 19, 2013, Page 4)

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      Would you prefer more money or more time off?

      Perks and benefits are often the reasons we take, and keep, some of the jobs we have. Editor Don Whitten poses a thought-provoking question in relation to benefits: would you rather have a pay raise or more paid leave? (February 18, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        D.W. Steel writes about House Bill 2633, which deals with school prayer, and urges the Legislature to leave things as they are by not passing the bill. (February 18, 2013, Page 4)

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          Wage hikes and recessions – related or not?

          Editor Don Whitten’s research shows that, since the mid-1970s, most mandatory federal minimum wage increases came before, during or right after recessions in the United States, and he wonders what, if any, relation there might be between the two in light of President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour by 2015. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Charters not the ‘school choice’ Mississippi deserves

            Anne White Foster writes a guest column about school choice, charter schools and public school education in Mississippi. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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              A valentine to those who do our dirty work

              Valentine’s Day, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, is about roses and romance – and sewage and those who deal with it. Scott relates an incident in his neighborhood and praises local city workers – and gives them a valentine – for their quick and successful work. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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                Why it matters

                Dr. Will Dabbs takes a look at our Constitution and tells why he and others defend it so strongly in a guest column. (February 14, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Community garden good for members, others

                  Guest columnist Stephen Threlkeld writes to point out the benefits of the Oxford Community Garden, including getting good food, sharing time with new friends, attending helpful workshops and donating produce to local causes. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteers who help with the More Than A Meal program. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

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