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Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to say that Mississippi lawmakers need to stay away from making changes to the public employees’ retirement system (PERS) in Mississippi and concentrate on creating more jobs within the state. (January 21, 2013, Page 4)

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    Special group stops by for tour of EAGLE

    School classes, scout troops and other groups take tours of The EAGLE; the most recent tour was by a group of college students from Korea. Editor Don Whitten recalls their visit, some of their questions and their excitement about seeing American journalism in action. (January 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jim Shollenberger writes to say that the language in the Second Amendment is pretty clear when it comes to guns and a militia, Harry P. Owens writes to say that we need to move forward with reasonable gun regulations and David Smith writes to say that a recent editorial cartoon distorted the truth and misinformed readers about tax increases. (January 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Questionable behavior by elected officials

        Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Justin Cluck writes to urge citizens to become involved by looking into charter schools and proposed legislation and to let your representatives in Jackson know how you feel. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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            What about the failing charter schools?

            Former Mississippi state superintendent of schools and Oxonian Dick Boyd writes to ask if lawmakers are considering the results of failing charter schools along with the success stories, and he cites ratings from Ohio in his guest column. (January 16, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Barbara J. Smith of The Pantry writes to thank those groups and businesses who have helped The Pantry this past month and also to remind the public that the popular Empty Bowls fundraiser is coming up Feb. 7. (January 16, 2013, Page 4)

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                Sleet, freezing rain and snow – which, why?

                So how did we have temperatures below freezing most of the day Monday and it not snow? Why didn’t the precipitation that came down freeze and stay during the night? Editor Don Whitten recalls some research connected with a science project or two that gives us answers we can pass along to those asking those important questions this week. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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                  It’s Awfully Hot Down Here

                  The purpose of education, most agree, is to gain the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently – and accurately and correctly. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story one of his students wrote that shows the importance of all of those factors in communication. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Is there an etiquette guide for cellphone use?

                    Talking and texting while driving – we all know that’s wrong. Failing to silence your cellphones in church or the theater – that, too. But what about other times? Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s an etiquette guide for cellphone use. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

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