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It’s time for school — computer school

It’s almost time for school. For students. And adults — for computer training and info  — if they have a child in grades 7-12 in the Oxford School District. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the classes for parents students who will be getting MacBook Air computers to use during the upcoming school year. (July 28, 2014, Page 4)

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    Vacation’s destination is all in the mind

    Vacations are basically one of two things – a time to relax or a time to explore and interact with new things and places. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family opted for the second type of vacation this summer as they spent time in both New York City and Montreal, Canada. (August 1, 2013, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Vance Justice writes to encourage readers to take a further look at Justice Scalia’s opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller in regard to the Second Amendment and gun control, while T. Kim Funderburk writes to note the tremendous response and support of the lady whose house burned just before Christmas. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Wonder if these letters to Santa were written?

        Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)

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          Local columnist Jimmy Reed issues his Merry Christmas wishes to all with a column that recalls a longtime acquaintance and his love for Christmas. (December 18, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jennifer Coleman of the local Red Cross chapter writes to thank Scott Caradine and Proud Larry’s for hosting the annual Tacky townie Christmas benefit as well as all of those who took part in the event as participants or attendees. (December 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Allyson Campbell writes to point out problems with the alternative school for Lafayette Middle School and to urge school officials to reform and improve the system to stress education. (December 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Carolyn Ross writes to say that President Obama should speak the truth to his employers – the American public – about what went on Benghazi, Libya, more than six weeks ago. (October 31, 2012, Page 4)

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                  JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

                  Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Procrastination can have ill effects

                    Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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