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“Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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    Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

    Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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      We all need to celebrate with our Aunt Helens

      Do you get invitations to family and friends’ 90th-birthday parties or 60th anniversary celebrations? Editor Don Whitten suggests that you attend after seeing first-hand the value of paying tribute to family and friends while they are still with us. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

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        Trivia questions about Oxford’s ‘Mr. Bill’

        The annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference got underway Saturday and the community held a Day of Remembrance on Friday to honor the late Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner on the 50th anniversary of his death. But, how much do you know about Faulkner? Editor Don Whitten put together a quiz to test readers on how much they know about Mr. Bill. (July 9, 2012, Page 4)

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          Big week for celebrating birthdays

          We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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            Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

            The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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              What’s on your summer reading list?

              Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get going with those summer reading lists. What’s on your list? Mysteries? Biographies? Sports? Romance novels. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options, including trying a bit of our best-known local author – William Faulkner. (June 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

                Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                  J.R. is still around – and sneaky as ever

                  Was that J.R. and Bobby going at it? Or was it a dream. Editor Don Whitten takes a look as the once-popular TV show “Dallas” which is now back with a remake that features some of the former stars as well as their offspring. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Gifts for the man who needs nothing

                    Who’s the hardest person to get gifts for? The man that’s honored this Sunday – father. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back to words of wisdom passed along by fathers and how most seem to deal with gift ideas the same way. (June 14, 2012, Page 4)

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