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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Community getting behind Buddy Walk

Looking for some family fun after celebrating homecoming this weekend? Want to help a worthy cause? We suggest you consider taking part in the Buddy Walk that’s being held Sunday afternoon at Bailey Branch Park at FNC to raise awareness and funds for those with Down syndrome. (October 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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    You mean the Web hasn’t been around forever?

    A large portion of the population — anyone under the age of 25 — hasn’t been around as long as the World Wide Web and Internet. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some research about how we use and value the Web and the Internet as it celebrates its 25th birthday. (October 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Be careful when buying football tickets

      Any time there’s an increased demand for tickets, the prices go up and there’s an increased chance you’ll be offered tickets that are fake or copies. Our View urges all who buy tickets on the secondary market to exercise care. (October 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Worry about Ebola, but take action against the flu

        Ebola is certainly a concern these days, but not so much in America as the annual onset of the flu. Editor Don Whitten writes about how to protect against the flu and encourages all to consider getting their flu shot soon. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Sunny Young writes about the Oxford School District’s Good Food for Oxford Schools program and all who make it possible, while Jessica Perkins writes to point out the churches, groups and individuals who make the weekly More Than a Meal program a success. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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            How well are you protecting yourself from identity thieves?

            One of the rapidly growing crimes these days is identity theft, and Our View is that you should take all precautions to protect your personal and financial information so that you do not have to deal with the effects and aftermath of ID theft. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Thou Art

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                Anti-bullying campaign has a place in OSD

                It’s “our view” that the community and the Oxford School District are fortunate to have youth author Jay Asher visit OHS as part of a nationwide anti-bullying campaign, and we commend all who played a part in bringing the program to the district. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Deadly Sins change names, but still the same

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at “The Seven Deadly Sins” — lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride — and notices they are all still problems, even though we may call them by different names these days. (October 13, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Education funding hinges on ballot box

                    Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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