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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Remembering 9/11

Longtime Oxford firefighter Ronnie Mills  thinks back 10 years to the 9/11 attacks and relates the routines New York firefighters were probably going through that morning and day, and he pays tribute to them and their families in a guest column. (September 9, 2011, Page 4A)

A Debt Unpaid

Local columnist Jimmy Reed explores vows and promises in relation to the Old Testament story of Jephthah, and notes that a promise made is a debt unpaid. (August 23, 2011, Page 4)

Letting go never an easy process

How was it, parents of college freshmen or 18- and 19-year-olds leaving the nest to begin work, to let them go? It’s not easy, not easy at all, John Semmes writes in a guest column that takes a look at how he saw the process and dealt with it recently. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

What Angels Eat

Mark Twain said the Southern watermelon is king of all fruits, and local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the delicious melon – including a lesson he learned about picking the best ones out at the Farmers’ Market. (August 9, 2011, Page 4)

Presbyterians get quick start with local church

Churches, like people and families, have their beginnings, and several churches have, or will be, celebrating notable birthdays. One local church that will be turning 175 next year is First Presbyterian Church, and Editor Don Whitten gives a personal perspective on the church complex and family located just west of the Square as it begins a year-long celebration. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

Born American

With the Fourth of July approaching, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the words of two of his favorite Americans, Ronald Reagan and George Patton, as he expresses his appreciation for being born an American. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

Whew – we’re all still here

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at “surviving” the predicted Judgment Day last weekend, and takes a closer look at why she’d rather hang around a while longer before moving on for eternity. (May 26, 2011, Page 4)

Sturm Und Drang

Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)

Where do you expect to be on Sunday?

Have you heard about the prediction that the world will come to an end this Saturday and that some of us will be headed to heaven and the others left behind? Editor Don Whitten takes on Harold Camping’s prediction and says we need to be ready any time, including Saturday, but that he seriously doubts Camping’s accurancy. (May 19, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Juanita Boutin writes to remind everyone thinking about purchasing “Easter animals” that they are not toys but pets that must be taken care of. (April 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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