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“Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Patti C. Harris writes to point out that, after seeing that the Congress, courts and Constitution haven’t stopped President Obama’s agenda, only the voters can apparently do anything. (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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      Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

      Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Multiple votes

        Should we, as Mark Twain suggested, give people more votes in elections based on their education level? Or how about a proposal by Nevil Shute where votes were based on education, work experience, family members, et cetera. Local columnist T.J. Ray explores those options in relation to our one-man, one-vote system. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Testing the water – not the great white

          Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks has the itch to get a boat and get out on the water, but he’s not quite ready to make a big investment. He’s discovered an option that might fit the bill – an inflatable kayak. (July 12, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Margaret King writes to say how entertaining the EAGLE’s special William Faulkner edition and coverage was, while Melody Copp writes to thank the sponsors, participants and volunteers who helped make the July 4 Stars and Stripes 5K a big success. (July 12, 2012, Page 4)

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              We all need to celebrate with our Aunt Helens

              Do you get invitations to family and friends’ 90th-birthday parties or 60th anniversary celebrations? Editor Don Whitten suggests that you attend after seeing first-hand the value of paying tribute to family and friends while they are still with us. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of those who have helped at the Pantry in the past month and to remind people that donations of extra vegetables from their gardens would be greatly appreciated. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Plan B

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed heard his words coming right back to him recently when he gave an assignment to his students. The solution? Plan B, of course, which apparently should have been Plan A. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Oxford – A special place

                    J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls days gone by in Oxford in a guest column, nothing how award-winning author William Faulkner made it a unique place. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

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