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The OED – dictionary extraordinary

It has 27 volumes, 21,730 pages and 59 million words – the Oxford English Dictionary. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the multi-volume book and passes along a few words he found in its entries. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    David Heckel of the Oxford Community Tennis Association writes to point out the need for more tennis courts and facilities in Oxford, citing the recent OCTA Junior Tennis Tournament as an example of how the community would benefit from more, and large, tournaments. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)

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      We want you to consider yourselves winners

      We’re excited, at The Oxford EAGLE, about winning awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. We’re excited for our staff members who helped bring home 25 awards, including General Excellence among small daily papers, and we’re also excited for you – our subscribers, advertisers and readers – because you’re the reason we strive to do our best every day. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

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        Born American

        With the Fourth of July approaching, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the words of two of his favorite Americans, Ronald Reagan and George Patton, as he expresses his appreciation for being born an American. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

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          More visitors? It’s election season, of course

          If your door bell rings or you hear a knock these days, it’s as likely to be a candidate looking for your vote and support as anyone. With election season in full swing, Editor Don Whitten reminds everyone to get registered and to learn the ins and outs of voting in primaries coming up in early August. (June 27, 2011, Page 4)

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            Need something to jump-start summer reading?

            Summer reading used to be commonplace among youngsters, but now there are other distractions. Editor Don Whitten suggests two books – “Theodore Boone: The Abduction” by John Grisham and “The Sword of Darrow” by the father-son duo of Hal and Alex Malchow – that might be just the ticket to get people reading this summer. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Margaret King writes to thank those who have helped get the homeless backpack project underway. She delivered the first 10 backpacks to ICM and reminds everyone to take part in helping those in need. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Is the media world ready for two Schnuggs?

                Perhaps you’ve noticed the name “Schnugg” a bit more often the last few issues of The Oxford EAGLE? It’s because Amanda Schnugg has joined her mother, Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, as a member of the news team via a summer internship. Alyssa Schnugg is not surprised and is very proud to welcome her daughter to the profession. (June 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Joel Miller writes to say he was not surprised that no alcohol-related problems were reported in connection with Father’s Dale sales and to add that alcohol sales should be a part of, but not the sole reason, for opening on Sundays. Brandy Rucker writes on behalf of the Oxford Juneteenth Committee to thank all of the businesses and individuals who helped make the annual event a big success. (June 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                    We’re definitely a gadget-oriented society

                    Cell phone? Desktop computer? Laptop? MP3 player or iPod? Game console? The list goes on for items in a recent survey, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how “connected” he in today’s electronic age and wonders how many gadgets most folks possess. (June 22, 2011, Page 4)

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