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Where did all the owner’s manuals go?

One thing that’s missing, more often than not, in boxes and packages containing new products is an instruction or owner’s manual. Editor Don Whitten keeps looking for them and wondering how you’re supposed to know all about a gadget, game or whatever without those little booklets. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Animal abuse must stop now

    Two more dog killings were reported in the last week or so, continuing a recent trend of local animal abuse. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes on the issue, sharing heartbreaking stories and information that will hopefully help bring an end to the problem. (January 12, 2012, Page 4)

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      Ready to run in, or help with, Run for Hope?

      The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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        Talking with, for active puppy enlightening

        The Oxford EAGLE editor Don Whitten had long been a cat person, until switching over to the other side recently. Whitten discusses his dealings with the family canine Tebow — a chocolate lab-mix, and how he just might be able to fully communicate with and for the pup now. (January 9, 2012, Page 4)

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          Learning more about caucuses, primaries

          Iowa just had its Republican caucuses, while New Hampshire holds a primary next week. What’s the difference? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the process states go through to allocate delegates for candidates at the national conventions, including how things are done in Mississippi. (January 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Are memories in cyberspace really the same?

            Remember the photo albums and home movies your parents or grandparents pulled out regularly? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg got a look at some of her family’s VHS movies from the past, and now is ready to take a proactive approach to keeping up with precious memories. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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              Still time for New Year’s resolutions?

              Must New Year’s resolutions be made before, on on, the first day of the year? Editor Don Whitten wonders about protocol as he offers some suggestions about how to deal with resolutions and some to consider making if it’s not too late. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                Watch out for anyone eyeing text messages

                Texting while driving is illegal in some states and should be in all of them. Something just as frustrating, although nowhere as dangerous, Editor Don Whitten writes, is texting while walking. He relates some of his experiences and observations from a couple of trips to malls during the holidays. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  You don’t know what you’ve got, until you’ve got it

                  Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks got another neat gadget for Christmas – a Roku – and it sparked memories of how he’s learned to adjust to all of the new and improved products that make life easier and more entertaining. (December 29, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Dealing with post-Christmas, holiday blues

                    Feeling some of those holiday blues? Tree still up? Wrapping and boxes still in the carport? Thinking about those January bills? Editor Don Whitten offers some suggestions in dealing with the pressures of the two-week holiday period that wraps up one year and begins another. (December 28, 2011, Page 4)

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