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Is the food at Double Decker that big of a deal?

Organizers of the popular Double Decker Arts Festival have changed some of the guidelines for food vendors for this year with hopes of making the fare more “local.” Editor Don Whitten, who’s been to his share of Double Decker fests through the years, wonders how much most festival-goers really worry about the origin of the food they get when they take a break for food or drink. (April 1, 2013, Page 4)

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    Dementia tour – a trip worth remembering

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes readers inside the Virtual Dementia Tour she took earlier this week that showed her and others the challenges our elderly citizens and others face every day in doing what we consider to be normal activities and chores. (March 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Members of the Oxford School Board write to explain their position, preferences and concerns when it comes to pending charter school legislation in Mississippi. (March 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Barbecue book mix of great food, dream job

        One of the best jobs, Editor Don Whitten contends, is being sports editor of The Oxford EAGLE. Another good one, he writes, is getting to travel around eating barbecue to write a book as Wes Berry recently did in Kentucky. (March 28, 2013, Page 4)

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          Foundations

          Guest columnist Will Dabbs writes about the importance of foundations and how we in the United States stand on the one established by our founding fathers. (March 27, 2013, Page 4)

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            That Dirty 830

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a run-in with a John Deere tractor in telling how he learned that showing off and not paying attention to detail can cause more problems than good. (March 26, 2013, Page 4)

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              How do you decide if food is still good?

              What’s the measuring stick for food still being good at your house. The “smell” test? The “date” test? Editor Don Whitten has seen both used well through the years, but now relates that we need to use a combination of both, plus some other information, to make sure our food is safe and isn’t wasted. (March 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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                The fourth estate

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the media’s effect on what we do and think, noting how television and the Internet now seem to have a bigger influence than newspapers on public knowledge and opinion. (March 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Kansas City familiar to Reb basketball fans

                  “Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come …” The lyrics from that blues tune made famous by Wilbert Harrison, Fats Domino, The Beatles and countless other artists have been on the minds of Ole Miss basketball fans this week as they headed west to follow the Rebels. Editor Don Whitten recalls his previous two trips to K.C. to cover the Rebels and wonders what kind of weekend this one will be. (March 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Arnold B. Pegues and Mary Burress, writing for many residents of the Rivers Hill and East University community, express their displeasure with learning that a cellphone tower is likely going up in their neighborhood. (March 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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