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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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    WWII brought long-time mayor to Oxford

    Guest columnist Elizabeth Leslie, wife of long-time former Oxford mayor John Leslie, shares memories of how World War II brought her future husband to Ole Miss and Oxford, and how they ended up staying here forever. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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      Dads Aren’t So Dumb

      Jimmy Reed recalls, with Father’s Day approaching, an initiation ceremony into the Mohicans club as a youngster, and how it was one of several times he discovered — later — that his father wasn’t nearly as dumb as he thought. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the clubs, churches, postal workers and others who helped with donations and service at The Pantry during the month of May. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

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          Seeking assistance with your hometown paper

          You’ve noticed changes in The Oxford EAGLE lately, both with the newspaper and inside our offices. More changes are to come, and Editor Don Whitten writes about three of them that he’s like to see readers help with in future issues. (June 9, 2014, Page 4)

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            Here again — with Omaha on the horizon

            Here we are again. Two wins away from the Ole Miss baseball program making its first appearance in the College World Series since 1972. Editor Don Whitten looks at how close the Rebels have come in the past decade as they prepare to take on Louisiana-Lafayette in this weekend’s super regional. (June 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Our past offers important lessons for our future

              In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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                Likely runoff could be something positive

                Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Maralyn Howell Bullion writes about the annual Memorial Day ceremony, praising the participants and those who attended, suggesting a location move back to the Oxford Square and urging everyone to thank a veteran every day instead of just on holidays. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Thinkin’ Makes Hit So

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the lessons he learned from strong women in his life, including that racism and love cannot coexist and that “thinking makes it so.” (June 3, 2014, Page 4)

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