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Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people it’s Constitution Week and to encourage them to read the powerful document, while Katherin Carothers writes to thank Dr. Jean Shaw for her individual and collective contributions to the community. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Mr. Crip’s legacy spreads far and wide

      James B. “Crip” Tyler’s death sparks memories of one of Water Valley’s heroes for all that he and his wife Geanie did to provide summer league baseball and softball to youngsters for years and years, and Editor Don Whitten writes of his time with a man he says deserves hero status. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Healthy families should say no

        With Initiative 26, known as the “personhood amendment” on the ballot in Mississippi in November, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes to urge readers to do research on the issue and then vote No at the polls. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Patsy Engelhard writes about shopping locally and its importance to citizens and merchants after reflecting on answers she gave to the question in an earlier interview. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Target-Missoni marketing plan explodes

            Can you believe you can buy Missoni products at Target? Can you believe that a $40 Missoni throw you get at Target is going for $150-200 on the secondary market? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the phenomenon created by the collaboration of the Italian designer and the popular retail outlet. (September 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              B.J. Davis writes to let people know that Gov. Haley Barbour has proclaimed this week to be “Direct Support Professionals Week” in Mississippi and to remind readers to thank those who work in that field. (September 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                Political party squabbles getting more local

                Do you think that, sometimes, the Democrats pay more attention to Republicans and their problems and vice versa? Editor Don Whitten writes that what has been more of a national issue is now starting to trickle down locally as parties have internal squabbles that are making the opposition take note. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Treatment of American flag very disturbing

                  Are you offended when you see the American flag mistreated? Local columnist T.J. Ray certainly is, and he takes a closer look at a recent mistreatment of the flag that was labeled as “art.” (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Kelli Harrison writes to talk about the disappointing treatment she and other members of the Ole Miss band received at the season opener this year. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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