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Bonds enriches community through OHS musicals

Ava Bonds has been helping direct Oxford High School musicals for more than three decades, but this week’s presentation of “My Fair Lady” will be her final appearance as choral director since she’s retiring as a teacher this year. Cast members from the past comment on Bonds’ enthusiasm and inspiration that helped make the local high school musical a community project each winter. (February 10, 2010, Page 4)

Saints over Colts: Destiny or too much Drew?

How many of you New Orleans Saints fans out there started wondering about all of this “destiny” talk when the Indianapolis Colts bolted out to a 10-0 in Sunday’s Super Bowl? Thanks to a stingy defense, a gambling coach and quarterback Drew Brees’ record-setting performance, destiny – and the Saints – prevailed. (February 8, 2010, Page 4A)

Schools need assistance in dealing with cuts

Funding problems are only going to get worse for Mississippi educators with the governor announcing more budget cuts. Administrators want to make the cuts without affecting the education process, and they say they need a bit more assistance from lawmakers and education officals at the state level. (February 5, 2010, Page 4A)

Local film fest offers something for everyone

The Oxford Film Festival is fast becoming one of the top destinations in the region for those who enjoy seeing the up-and-coming in the world of cinema. Feature films, documentaries, shorts and all other types of work will be screened later this week. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)

Friday brought back memories of 1994

When the frozen precipitation starting collecting on tree limbs and branches and just about any other spot it could freeze last Friday, how many of you started having flashbacks of 1994 when Oxford was shut down by “the ice storm”? (February 1, 2010, Page 4A)

Building memories through science

It’s that time of the year again – science fair time with projects for elementary and middle-schoolers. Do you remember your science fair projects and what did they really teach you? (January 28, 2010, Page 4)

Colts or Saints – who are you pulling for?

The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts meet in two weeks in Super Bowl XLIV. Who are you for? Archie’s son, Peyton? Or the “hometown” Saints who are making their first Super Bowl appearance? In the end, it’s not that hard of a choice. (January 27, 2010, Page 4)

So how much do you know about Haiti?

With the eyes of the world centered on Haiti because of the devastating earthquake there, perhaps it’s time for a quiz on the country we’re reading, hearing and seeing so much about. How well do you know Haiti? (January 25, 2010, Page 4)

Would later Double Decker be any better?

After earning a reprieve from having to compete with the Ole Miss spring football game, now Double Decker officials are hearing from some local businesses that they’d like to see the local festival, always held on the final weekend of April, moved to a summer date. Are their reasons good enough to dictate a change? (January 21, 2010, Page 4)

Four-day school week an option to consider

Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

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