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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Joe Whitten

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)

Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Guard Armory and how inspirational and moving it is to see veterans and their families in attendance. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

Getting ready for the big birthday party?

It’s time once again, Editor Don Whitten writes, for the annual birthday party for the United States of America. Whitten takes a look at the upcoming holiday break, the activities and the people we should be thanking for the freedom we enjoy today. (July 3, 2013, Page 4)

Daddy led by example – and still does

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what makes a good father, citing his own father’s qualities and the way he raised – and is still raising – his children. (June 13, 2013, Page 4A)

Thank a veteran this weekend

Veterans Day is Sunday and it’s time to seek out the veterans in your family, your neighborhood, your church, et cetera, Editor Don Whitten writes, to thank them for their service to our country and for giving us the rights we enjoy today. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

Gifts for the man who needs nothing

Who’s the hardest person to get gifts for? The man that’s honored this Sunday – father. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back to words of wisdom passed along by fathers and how most seem to deal with gift ideas the same way. (June 14, 2012, Page 4)

Thank a veteran today – and every other day, too

We’re losing our veterans at a fast rate because of age, but that shouldn’t mean that we don’t honor the ones still with us and those serving today on Veterans Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the special holiday and what it means to him. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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