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Spattered Batter

For boys who love sports, two brass rings are eve in their dreams: their first home run and their first touchdown. Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of his first home run, a roundtripper that ended a bit unusually. (March 29, 2011, Page 4)

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    Just how many days does March have?

    March has been a busy month with lots going on for everyone, but that still hasn’t made the month seem any shorter. Editor Don Whitten suspects that it’s the way the calendar falls this year that makes the month seem so long. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Valorie Rogers Ott writes to say how grateful the community should be for the way the Oxford school system staff and the Oxford Police Department handled last week’s lockdown situation, while Jason Plunk writes to thank all involved with the planning and scheduling of this year’s Double Decker festival because it will help local businesses. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Giving – it’s something we’re good at

        If you’re lending someone a helping hand, then give yourself a hand. In a state and a community that’s known for supporting charitable causes, there are plenty of options. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our giving spirit and some of the possibilities to get involved with this spring. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Angela Woods writes to thank the community for its support of the recent “Women of Distinction” luncheon where 16 ladies were honored and Vicki Sneed was recognized as the 2011 Woman of Distinction. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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            There’s more to it than holding a light

            What do you do when you get in the real world and get sick? Call Mama, of course. What about when you have a problem with your car? Call Daddy. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks and a friend recently tried their hand at some automotive repair work and found out that it’s a good thing that Dad is still around if needed. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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              Critical thinking skills? Don’t make app for that

              Some of the basics and fundamentals of education – think teaching cursive writing – are going by the wayside in many schools. The cause? Technology. Local columnist Deidra Jackson worries about the trend and how it may eventually affect critical thinking by our youngsters in the education process. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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                Legislators need to work this conflict out

                There’s a new “R” word being thrown around that has folks up in arms – “redistricting.” State legislators cannot agree on new district lines for the state House and Senate, and now it appears some members of the House will be joining a lawsuit that could involve the Senate. Editor Don Whitten notes that legislators need to work this one out – and soon – or voters will take care of the problem in one or two upcoming elections. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Rumors, concerns about hospital, possible site

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the hospital relocation issue, commenting on rumors as well as public statements made about possible sites and options. (March 23, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Seasoned With Salt

                    Being politically correct, local columnist Jimmy Reed readily admits, is not one of his strong points. He goes to to point out that there are times when it’s just not reasonable and practical – when being direct is what’s called for in communication. (March 22, 2011, Page 4)

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