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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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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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    Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

    Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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      Look at all the reasons to celebrate today

      Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the importance of the July 4 holiday in the Lafayette Oxford University community and all of the activities for the Fourth weekend in addition to noting that The Oxford EAGLE is now publishing an edition for its readers and advertisers on the holiday. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Voters should have two fine candidates in November

        News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

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          Developers’ moves make for interesting news

          Since not all projects approved by governmental committees and commissions ever come to fruition, should anything about those plans be reported? That’s the question Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at today. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

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            Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

            The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

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              Honeydews vs. Honey-do’s

              Staff Writer Jerra Scott writes about her away-from-work project of planting a small vegetable garden, telling of the trials, tribulations and rewards of the venture. (June 27, 2014, Page 4A)

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                As column concludes, let conversation continue

                Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze talks about writing the popular Thursday article, “A Conversation With …” for nearly nine years and explains what’s next on the horizon for her while also urging everyone to continue their own conversations with people they meet. (June 26, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Clock operator could stop ‘added’ time

                  Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the FIFA soccer practice of “stoppage” or “added” time and wonders why an official clock and operator wouldn’t work better while at the same time musing about how we might use “added” time in our everyday lives. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Looking for a hero? Look no further

                    Do we use the term “hero” too freely these days? Editor Don Whitten tends to feel that way, and he writes about Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter — who and what we need to measure the meaning of the word against. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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