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Unlikely Angel

Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to the man – Sergeant Major Henry Dawkins – who played a key role in shaping his life-long beliefs and actions during a tour of military duty. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Albert Sperath writes to pass along information he gathered in response to Rep. Alan Nunnelee using the term “Obamacare,” but also to say his bigger concern is the lack of voice the minority has today. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)

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      With ‘friends’ like Mark, who needs …

      Editor Don Whitten writes about an email message that somehow got past his spam filter recently, noting that it appears scammers must be having a tough time with the economy, too, if they’re continuing to go after folks like him who never respond. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

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        Neither major party really gets it

        Local columnist T.J. Ray received a form letter the other day asking for contributions and support for one of our major political parties. That sparked Ray to ponder both major parties and how neither one completely fills most folks wish lists. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

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          Summer fun – doesn’t it seem contagious?

          Have you noticed how certain things are contagious and make you want to join in on the fun? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at three of his favorites: fishing, homemade ice cream and sitting in the shade visiting. (June 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            BMH-NM CEO Donald H. Hutson writes to thank local government officials for approving the sale of the lease for the local hospital and to say that the hospital looks forward to continuing to be a committed partner in the community. (June 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Another mouseketeer in Mickey’s army

              Never been to Disney World and all of its attractions? Wonder why those that have get almost glassy-eyed when talking about their visit? News Editor Jonathan Scott moves from one group to the other after helping take a load of Girl Scouts to “the happiest place on Earth” and he writes about his conversion from skeptic to loyal mouseketeer. (June 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                If it’s hot, it must be time for the FESJC

                With temperatures in the mid-90s, it must be time for the Mid-South’s premier pro sporting event – the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the history of the tournament and what it offers this week for area sports fans. (June 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  The board of the local More Than a Meal program writes to thank the community for helping make the Tuesday evening program offering meals and other opportunities a big success in its first year. (June 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Not A Bed Of Roses

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recently attended the wedding of his goddaughter, a wonderful event except for the 95 degree weather. He writes about the celebration and how the heat was a good omen for the new couple. (June 7, 2011, Page 4)

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