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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Janet Whitten

Remembering Judge Lamb, Mr. Wilbur Lee

Two longtime local citizens – Judge Bill Lamb and Wilbur Lee Todd – passed away last week with days of one another. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the two local landmarks and suggests that we get to know our local treasures before they are gone. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)

Cancer Center a blessing for the community

Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of the Oxford Cancer Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. He looks into how it was created and gives details of his personal involvement with the center and how it helps so many in the community. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

Mr. Crip’s legacy spreads far and wide

James B. “Crip” Tyler’s death sparks memories of one of Water Valley’s heroes for all that he and his wife Geanie did to provide summer league baseball and softball to youngsters for years and years, and Editor Don Whitten writes of his time with a man he says deserves hero status. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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)

OPC softball an integral part of community

With Tommie Shelby’s induction into the Buster Dixon Walk of Fame and the unveiling of a plaque recognizing all of the winners of the award for contributions to the local summer softball scene, Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his involvement in, and memories of, Oxford Park Commission youth and adult softball. (April 20, 2011, Page 4A)

Special people, places produce treasured memories

Funerals, closings and retirements. All spark memories of people, places and events, as they did for Editor Don Whitten this week. Whitten takes a journey back down memory lane while thinking about Quay Hudson, the Downtown Grill and David Wells. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

Remembering the Lorenzen Wright I knew

Editor Don Whitten looks back over years of contact with former Lafayette High School, University of Memphis and NBA standout Lorenzen Wright after learning Wednesday that Wright’s body had been found outside Memphis. (July 29, 2010, Page 4)

Helping worthy causes good for you, everyone

Editor Don Whitten notes how much cancer affects nearly everyone by pointing to his personal dealings with the disease, and then he urges people to get involved with helping their personal causes and concerns as he did last weekend by taking part in a fundraising car wash at Bramlett Elementary School. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)

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