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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Editorials

All politicians need is some Play-Doh

City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015)

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    Following Golden Rule good for everyone

    Serving others is good for them and for you, Editor Don Whitten writes as he discusses two recent phone calls dealing with helping your neighbor and doing unto others as you would have them do to you. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

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      Former UM student shines with debut novel

      Why do you choose to read a book? The cover, reviews, a connection to the area or Ole Miss? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the debut novel of, M.O. Walsh, a former Ole Miss student in the school’s M.F.A. program. (March 19, 2015, Page 4)

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        How large will field get in 1st District race?

        The addition of Henry Ross to the ballot last week raised the number of candidates for the vacant 1st Congressional District representative position to 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the field and what’s ahead for candidates and voters. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

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          Would you take the last doughnut?

          Editor Don Whitten faced a dilemma: take the last doughnut in the box or not. What would you have done, knowing that unwritten rule about taking the last doughnut, last piece of chicken, last piece of cake, et cetera? See Whitten’s thoughts and actions in today’s column. (March 12, 2015, Page 4)

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            Taking the big step to home ownership

            Editor Don Whitten writes about the pros and cons of home ownership as he welcomes a co-worker to the home ownership club. (March 9, 2015, Page 4)

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              Get in on The EAGLE’s advertising value

              Members of The EAGLE’s Community Advisory Board had good things to say about advertising in The EAGLE and its value, and Publisher Tim Phillips encourages local businesses to get involved with an upcoming special advertising promotion. (March 8, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Jim Smith — er, Martin — will be missed

                 

                Those he grew up with in Lafayette County, those he went to school and church with, knew him as Jim Smith. Those who heard him on the radio, on the P.A. at Ole Miss and as the voice of Lafayette High School football for years, knew him as Jim Martin.

                To those privileged to know him in all of his roles, he was just “Jim.”

                James Martin Smith, 55, passed away last Friday at his home. And with his passing, those who knew him best and those of us who knew him pretty well through his nearly four decades in the radio business, another void was created.

                (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Jim Martin — er, Smith — will be missed

                  Those who’ve known him since his days in school at Lafayette know him as Jim Smith. Those who only know him through more than three decades as a local radio personality know him as Jim Martin. Either way, Jim, who passed away late last week, will be missed by all who enjoyed the way he practiced his craft on the radio. (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Strengthening your memory with memories

                    Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how our memory banks fill up with time, and writes about how recalling memories — through pictures, books, TV shows, movies, et cetera — seems to strengthen the memory process. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

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