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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Dealing with tragedy, life

The news Monday that Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks had died after suffering an illness in Friday’s football game against Oxford puts a different spin on the world, and makes us all realize how we never know what we’ll have to deal with in life. (August 26, 2014, Page 4)

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    Tank – a special guy who will be missed

    Death rarely, if ever, has any rhyme or reason, Editor Don Whitten writes, and certainly makes the present and the future difficult to deal with. It’s the past that begins the healing, he writes, as he remembers Lafayette County’s Alan Arrington, who died earlier this week from injuries in an auto accident. (December 26, 2013, Page 4)

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      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)

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        Elves, angels always busy at Christmas

        Editor Don Whitten tells an inspirational story he heard recently about how a community turned out in December to help a family dealing with the death of a loved one, and notes that caring for and helping others is the best gift we can offer at this time of the year. (December 22, 2010, Page 4)

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