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Big week for celebrating birthdays

We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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    FYI, it’s time for FYI

    Looking for contact information for a local government official? How about Rowan Oak’s hours? Maybe where you go to get electricity and water services started? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks knows very well where the answers are – in today’s FYI publication. (June 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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      I hate hate, but Oreos are OK by me

      Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about how different interpretations and portions of the Bible are used for different purposes, including use as a go-to-source for why it’s all right to hate those who are different. (June 28, 2012, Page 4)

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        Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

        The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Bill Morton writes to commend the local school district and local businesses for their involvement in a program to help students have a better chance at a productive life. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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            Don’t Fish When Mama Says Don’t

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed thinks back to lessons learned in life, particularly one when his mother warned him not to go fishing on a day a storm was brewing. (June 26, 2012, Page 4)

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              What’s on your summer reading list?

              Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get going with those summer reading lists. What’s on your list? Mysteries? Biographies? Sports? Romance novels. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options, including trying a bit of our best-known local author – William Faulkner. (June 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                Gray hair, wrinkles are like badges of honor

                Eagle staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits it – she’s a worrier. She’s also come to see, after raising three children and now helping with grandchildren, that the gray hair and wrinkles that seem to accompany worrying are really badges of honor. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Here and There

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray has it figured out. There are only two things you have to deal with: you are either Here or you are There. Ray writes about life and how we need to approach the here and now with an eye toward the there and then. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    We can give up the big drinks, can’t we?

                    Banning the sale of large sugar-ladened drinks – is it government overreach or government help for the obese? Local columnist Deidra Jackson looks into the controversy and wonders if our concerns about obesity and health will make the message more important than the messenger. (June 21, 2012, Page 4)

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