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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Opinion

Parenting sometimes requires tough love

Toya Graham has gotten a lot of publicity for pulling her teenage son out of a protest in Baltimore. We feel she deserves all of the credit she’s getting and hope that it shows tough love still has a place in parenting. (May 4, 2015, Page 4)

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    When will we ever learn?

    The rioting, rallying and protesting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has continued, and brings to mind the actions in Ferguson, Missouri, last year and the actions at the University of Mississippi more than 50 years ago. Publisher Tim Phillips notes that it will be, as it was here, a long process of healing in Missouri and Maryland, and wonders why we can’t all get along as well as learn from the past. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Housing, like other issues, will require community effort

      There are housing issues in Oxford and Lafayette County, both with purchasing and renting, and it’s something that will take a concerted effort of our leaders, our citizens and ourselves to solve. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Paul Dakin writes to urge the mayor and Board of Alderman to remember the less fortunate when they vote on an ordinance that would limit parking and charge fees for when it is allowed, while Darlene Easson writes in support of keeping Aeleen Dowd as an English teacher at Oxford Middle School. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Take part in battle to beat cancer at Relay for Life

          Who doesn’t know someone who’s battled cancer? We all can help in the drive to find cures for cancer by helping with fundraising. An opportunity comes up Saturday when the local Relay for Life event is held at Oxford Intermediate School. (May 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Not all gets mentioned in talks about growth

            Is bigger always better? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at that question and others in connection with local efforts to look and plan ahead for the growth of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (May 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Community lucky to have those like Rosentreter

              June Rosentreter, who’s been volunteering for The Pantry for nearly three decades now, is an unsung hero who contributes so much to the community through her involvement there. Staff Writer Catherine Boone takes a closer look at the many things Mrs. Rosentreter does and how her servant’s heart is so helpful. (April 30, 2015, Page 4)

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                Attend Vision 2037 meeting tonight

                We encourage all residents to attend tonight’s final Vision 2037 meeting — 5 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center — and give your input on things you would like to see, and not see, in the community in the future. (April 30, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Change your lunch routine and change your life

                  We agree with a suggestion from Blue Cross & Blue Shield that we should all take part in National Walk @ Lunch Day on Wednesday. We’re all aware of the value of regular exercise, and a walk during, or as part of, the lunch break sounds like something quite a few of us could try. (April 28, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    DD Spring Run offers fun for everyone

                    The Double Decker Spring Run had a record turnout of more than 1,300 participants this past weekend, and appeared to go off without a hitch. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the family-oriented event which offers time well spent. (April 27, 2015, Page 4)

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