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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Father's Day

Father figures can invoke fond memories on Father’s Day

Columnist Steve Stricker writes about his Scottish “dad.” (June 21, 2015, Page 2C)

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    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)

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      His Ways

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed marks Father’s Day week by recalling the lessons his Dad taught him and how he took care of their family. (June 11, 2013, Page 4)

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        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)

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          He Was An Eagle

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, writing about his values and work ethic and how he overcame the challenges life brings. (June 12, 2012, Page 4)

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            Second Sunday alcohol sales sobering

            Alcohol sales on Father’s Day were down from Mother’s Day and Oxford Police Department reported no alcohol related offenses during the sluggish sales day. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)

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              Relationships with fathers change through the years

              When you’re really young, your father looks after you, takes care of you and gives you things. A few years later, he’s the one who teaches you to ride a bike, catch a fish and learn about discipline. Editor Don Whitten explores those changes in relationships between children and their fathers as we get set to honor our fathers this weekend. (June 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Good fathers – in for the long haul, fine print and all

                While the role of the father in families has changed over the years, it’s also remained much the same as local columnist Deidra Jackson writes in a column taking a look at all her father has done throughout her life. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Copacetic

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, who weathered the toughness of the Depression to make a living for his family, and relates a recent visit to his father’s grave. (June 15, 2010, Page 4)

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