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Monday, October 20, 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)

Pantry hosts complex, but caring, symphony

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the workings of the local food bank, The Pantry, and urges members of the community to help out in any way they can. (December 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Bill Stroud writes to say that Republicans are to blame for the government shutdown because of their “extortion” demands, while William A. “Bill” Frohn writes to express concern with the prospects of tough times ahead for our younger and future generations. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Don Mutchler writes to remind people that dedicated bicycle lanes are for traffic, not parking, garbage, et cetera, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the local churches, scouts, stores and farms that helped the Pantry during August. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Kathryn Plants writes to point out an example of how helpful so many people in Oxford are and to give thanks for living in the community. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Adele Ford-Bonica writes to ask a pair of questions. One, how can Oxford be considered a food desert? And, two, who will the planned Oxford Farmers’ Market help and who will it hurt? (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Linda Sallis writes to congratulate and thank the Oxford Fire Department for its fundraising effort for tornado and storm victims as well as all else they do for the community, while June Rosentreter writes to recognize all of the local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops who helped gather items for The Pantry. (May 11, 2011, Page 4)

Mirror, mirror

Who do you see when you look in the mirror. The odds are, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, that you see a college kid in the mirror. We seem to think that we don’t age as much as our friends and neighbors because we don’t want to think about the passing of time affecting us. (April 7, 2011, Page 4)

Balancing connected with being too connected

We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

A window on the past

For Tim Frieson, the sweeping wall of the west-facing windows in the Oxford Middle School Cafeteria reveals more than just a treeline and surrounding buildings. In a most literal way, it’s a window to his childhood. In “A Conversation With …” Lucy Schultze talks with Frieson about his memories of growing up in Freedmen Town and what he’s trying to do today to help youngsters much like him. (April 15, 2010, Page 3)

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