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Budgeting for chocolate price increase

Did you see where cocoa futures are shooting through the roof? Increased costs for that key ingredient as well as other has led The Hershey Company to announce an upcoming price increase, and Editor Don Whitten writes about how it will affect the candy lovers in his household. (July 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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    A star is born — at least in my own mind

    The acting bug bit early, EAGLE Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes as she takes a look back at her dreams of being a movie star and how she did in a recent audition for an upcoming production of Theatre Oxford. (July 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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      My, how we have grown around here

      Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

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        Disappearing Insurance

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

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          Who are millennials — and what do they think?

          Are you a millennial? Do you know a millennial or two? Editor Don Whitten looks at the group that includes teenagers to those in their early 30s, including what a recent poll says about their political leanings and feelings about the government. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Rohini Patel writes to urge young ladies to strive to accomplish anything they wish, while Barbara Smith writes to thank all of the volunteers and those who are donating items to help The Pantry. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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              Pilot thinks outside the box with pizza

              Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the pizza-buying pilot and wonders who might come out with the first commercial based on his actions in feeding a full plane waiting for clearance — the pizza company or his airline. (July 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Rights become rites as slide continues

                The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Gardening: Dad’s way then, Don’s way now

                  A recent column about gardening by Staff Writer Jerra Scott and typical Southern summer weather brought back memories of working in the family gardens and field for Editor Don Whitten. There is a difference, Whitten writes, in how he did his “gardening” then and now. (July 9, 2014, Page 4)

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                    That $20

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

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