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Letters to the Editor

Former Oxford resident Jo Middleton writes to tell how she’s left Oxford but its writers haven’t left her. She relates stories about authors from the community and wonders if she might have picked up a little of the “spirit” to use in a book of her own. (January 5, 2011, Page 4)

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    Good Gossip

    Bad gossip and good storytelling share, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, a characteristic that makes one more injurious and the other more interesting. Reed relates a recent discussion with some of his students and makes the point that there’s no such thing as good gossip. (January 4, 2011, Page 4)

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      Losing invaluable muses during the past year

      The community newspaper business is one where we try to serve our readers by giving them a snapshot of their lives and the lives of those around them. To accomplish this, we count on members of the community to help us with stories, story ideas, pictures, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of his most valuable contacts – his “muses” – passed away in 2010 and will be missed. (January 3, 2011, Page 4)

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        Naturalness

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about a friend and former student to show a trait he’s resolving to try to take on in 2011 – naturalness. (December 28, 2010, Page 4)

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          We’re No. 2 – and we wish we weren’t

          Gasoline consumption down? Fuel prices rising? More costly in Mississippi? What’s the real story on gasoline and diesel fuel prices and how much it means to people. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the numbers which place Mississippi second only to Montana in how much consumers spend to run their vehicles. (December 27, 2010, Page 4)

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            It’s time for the most important birthday

            What kind of birthday cake are you having Saturday? Whose birthday? Jesus Christ, of course. Editor Don Whitten looks at family traditions for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we head into the biggest birthday of all. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Indignities of infancy await the humble King

              Things went relatively well when Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze’s 6-month-old son played the baby Jesus in the children’s Christmas program recently at College Hill Presbyterian Church. Schultze looks back at that event and then to the real story of Jesus’ birth years and years ago. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

                Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Ben Mikell writes to urge all fans, regardless of who you’re cheering for, to use common sense when you’re mixed in with fans from the other team at sporting events. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    C. Snellgrove writes to point out that rude behavior went both ways at this year’s Egg Bowl and adds a call to end the hostility between the schools and fans, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank the community for helping make the recent Biggest Baddest Art Show a big success. (December 14, 2010, Page 4)

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