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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Clear message: Don’t let down your guard

Our View is that you must remain diligent as parents, adults, teachers, et cetera. Who would think about their teenage daughters or friends trying to fly halfway around the world to join terrorists with IS? Still, it happened. We cannot let down our guard in teaching, warning and watching our impressionable youngsters. (October 31, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Pen pals for almost 50 years meet for first time

     

    Oxford resident Marianna Ochs and Pauline Dick, of New Zealand, have been pen pals for almost 50 years. This month, they met in person for the first time. (September 21, 2014, Page C1)

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      Pen pals of almost 50 years meet for first time

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      Oxford resident Marianna Ochs and Pauline Dick, of New Zealand, have been pen pals for almost 50 years. This month, they met in person for the first time. (September 21, 2014, Page C1)

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        Sweet toddler pictures vs. cyber predators

        Social media can be a wonderful tool. And baby pictures are always special. The two don’t necessarily need to be mixed, staff writer Jerra Scott writes, as recent stories she’s heard about indicate. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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          Is ‘liking’ something really liking it?

          Ever wish that “like” button on Facebook had a few options? Maybe “agree with,” “acknowledge reading,” “dislike,” et cetera? Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a look how how one “like” isn’t always the same as another. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Yik Yak, don’t talk back

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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              A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

              Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Terry Haller writes about the response he got from Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s office recently about Republicans preparing to take on Hilary Clinton in the presidential race in 2016, while Rohini Patel writes about Miss America Nina Davuluri and how we still have a ways to go in this country when it comes to decency and dealing with diversity. (January 29, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Rohini Patel writes about Miss America Nina Davuluri and how we still have a ways to go in this country when it comes to accepting and dealing with diversity. (January 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Getting caught, called out on social media

                    A recent story was about a local pizzeria using Facebook to shame customers who’d taken or damaged something, while an Associated Press report told how a Los Angeles restaurant owner tweeted out information about people who’d made reservations and then were no-shows. Editor Don Whitten wonders if social media is headed in yet another direction with it being used to shame or embarrass people into doing the right thing. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

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