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Dropping off, picking up students a big challenge

Do you pick up or drop of children at area schools? If so, Editor Don Whitten warns that it doesn’t get any better as the students get older as he tells stories about early-morning and mid-afternoon trips through the line. (April 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Pennies disappearing – but not everywhere

    Canada is looking into halting production of its 1 cent coin in an effort to save money. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the penny in the U.S. and how it’s become possibly the most collectible item in our society. (April 2, 2012, Page 4)

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      Locking your doors – necessary and smart

      Do you lock your car doors at night at your house? Do you lock them when you run into a store? Apparently, Editor Don Whitten writes, you’d be advised to start if you don’t do that already with the increasing number of vehicle burglaries and thefts. (March 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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        We come in all shapes, sizes and colors

        Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has two grandchildren and another on the way, and she’s learning this grandmothering thing slowly but surely. One factor that’s been interesting, Schnugg writes, is helping raise a mixed-race grandchild, and she tells about lessons she’s learning. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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          Root canals – a reason to celebrate?

          There are days, weeks and months to celebrate just about everything – including March 25-31 as Root Canal Awareness Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the unusual celebration that makes most people cringe just from hearing or reading its name. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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            Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

            So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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              King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

              Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                ‘You’ll understand when you get older’

                Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – he can’t, or doesn’t want to, do some of the things he once did. It’s a sign of “getting older,” he writes, as he recalls some wise words from his father from not that long ago. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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                  There’s no doubt our pollen count is high

                  Pollen season has arrived in north Mississippi. Just look at all the dingy yellow cars and notice the folks who with watery eyes and sniffles. Editor Don Whitten looks at the annual yellow snowfall that hits our area as bad as any in the country. (March 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                    ‘March Madness’ – when did it first hit you?

                    There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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