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Giving a hero his ’15 minutes of fame’

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg planned to interview retired Lt. Col. Simon LaVois “Spider” Webb for a Veterans Day story, but the World War II veteran passed away before she could do the story. Today, with Memorial Day coming up, she lets Webb tell one of his war stories with his own words as she runs a piece he wrote about an unfortunate training incident. (May 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Nearing 100 — and still going strong

    Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Omar Eaton writes to urge trying meat-free grilling and other alternatives when making plans for the long holiday weekend. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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        Early graduation: What’s the rush?

        Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at a growing trend — graduating early from high school — and urges students and families to slow down, savor the moments and not rush. (May 21, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Jo Von Reed writes to thank all of the churches and participants in the 18th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet held recently and to announce the award winners, while Charlie and Kathy Zens write to thank members of the LOU community for their assistance and kindness following a recent accident while traveling through the area. (May 21, 2014, Page 4)

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            Thanks, Screech

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

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              Great advice for all: Don’t be stupid

              A recent report about a man dying after asking a friend to shoot at his bullet-proof vest leads Editor Don Whitten to pass along some advice to graduating seniors — and everyone else. (May 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jim Shollenberger, in response to a letter about climate change, writes to say that some studies that many take as unbiased are often reports that cater to special interests. (May 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                  There’s never a quick and easy assembly

                  Looking for a decent handyman good for helping around the house? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks might be your man. Unless what you need done has that magic phrase: “Quick and easy assembly using including hardware and tools.” (May 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Oxford in good company — as expected

                    Oxford has made another “top” list, joining five other cities around the country as the top six college town for retirement according to Grandparents.com. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

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