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Weekend snow almost perfect

Youngsters around the community might not think so, but Editor Don Whitten felt that the weekend dusting of snow was just about perfect – enough to enjoy but not enough to mess up travel and school. (February 15, 2010, Page 4)

How far south can we go ice fishing?

About the only fishing that takes part around these parts in February is that we do watching TV bass fishing shows. But what about the sport of ice fishing? Columnist Don Whitten takes a look back at his one trip fishing on a frozen pond years ago. (February 11, 2010, Page 4)

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)

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