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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inspiration

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)

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    Relay for Life — put it on your calendar

    Lafayette County’s Relay for Life event, held this past Friday, is quickly becoming an event to attend and take part in. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all of the opportunities Relay for Life offers for participants and also at the inspiration it provides. (May 5, 2014, Page 4)

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      Valentine Story

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Andrew and Alice – an eternal and inspirational Valentine story. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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        Mr. King – his impact will never be forgotten

        Former Oxford High student Jake McGraw, now pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Oxford, writes a guest column about one of the inspirations in his life – the teaching of the late John Morgan King in an eighth-grade social studies class. (May 22, 2012, Page 4)

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          The four chaplains practiced what they preached

          Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Dreamers and Doers

            People often fall into one of two categories – dreamers and doers. Occasionally, however, there are those who are both. Local columnist Jimmy Reed talks about one of those, a student of his who is working to overcome lupus on the way to becoming a doctor. (July 5, 2011, Page 4)

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              You Are A Diamond

              Sometimes teachers inspire students; sometimes, it’s the other way around. That’s the case for local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed, who writes about the heroic deeds of one of his students that he calls “a diamond.” (May 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                Annan to talk about faith, dealing with adversity

                Disaster comes in all shapes and sizes. Bad things happen. And we have to deal with adversity. Haiti Partners co-director Kent Annan, who’s speaking this weekend in Oxford, has seen more than his share of adversity as he helps the people of Haiti. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Annan’s work, including how he helps those in need ask and answer the tough questions about faith. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Oher’s story gets even more inspirational

                  The third book covering the story of former Ole Miss football standout Michael Oher may well be the most inspirational, Editor Don Whitten writes. Oher, who has combined with best-selling author Don Yaeger to give his side of the story in “I Beat The Odds – From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond,” will be at Off-Square Books on Tuesday to sign copies of the just-released book. (February 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Not To Yield

                    Columnist Jimmy Reed opts to follow the words of Tennyson and remain “… strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” (January 19, 2010, Page 4)

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