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Please Drive Carefully

Local columnist Jimmy Reed hears lots from family and friends about his reluctance to join the 21st century, but relates a joke he heard recently that shows that not all who are “older” are as challenged as some think he is. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Summers seem to be getting shorter

    The countdown has gotten serious. No, not the countdown until the start of preseason football practice or the countdown to the first game this season, but rather the countdown to students returning to school. Editor Don Whitten points out that the summer break seemed to start just a few weeks ago, and now there are signs pointing toward school buses, shopping trips for new clothes and changing summer schedules for school mornings. (July 12, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Oxford Pantry publicist Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the groups who volunteered in the month of June, and to ask local farmers and gardeners to consider donating any extra produce they have this summer to the Pantry. (July 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Cable company leaves Lafayette County out in the cold

        Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for their recent emphatic “No” vote on giving the local cable company, MetroCast, a tax exemption. Cutting taxes, especially for schools, is a big no-no with customers and the supervisors made that clear with their vote. (July 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Disability’s financial crisis

          Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, writes a guest column about how cuts to Medicaid are having serious effects on persons with disabilities both locally and nationally. Local examples given by Weber show the concern about what could be ahead. (July 6, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Are you obeying all the new laws

            With new laws taking effect in Mississippi and many other states on July 1, Editor Don Whitten wonders if readers know about all of them. He touches on several, including some from Mississippi that will be affecting many across the state. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)

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              A sabbatical journey reminds us how great home country is

              Guest columnist and O-U United Methodist Church pastor Warren Black got a special welcome back to the United States when he saw signs of how wonderful our country is when going through customs during a summer sabbatical. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Top 10 things to eat, drink to deal with heat

                How do you cool off while playing golf, after mowing the yard or while working outside? Editor Don Whitten gives a list of the top 10 things you can eat or drink to help. No. 1? A big drink of water. (June 30, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Americanism

                  With Independence Day in mind, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that America has strengthened and prospered through the years because of what he calls “Americanism,” and he says it’s that same approach that must be present for the U.S. to continue on that path. (June 29, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Scammers taking shot at homebuyer tax credit

                    Prison inmates getting homebuyer tax credits? What’s going on with the program intended to stimulate the economy and help people get into the home market? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the recent report that scammers are getting millions from the program. (June 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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