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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Memories

Athletes, parents need to treasure final games

Publisher Tim Phillips recalls his son’s final game as an Oxford Charger. As he watches former teammates of his son — players he coached when they were younger — play their final games at Oxford and Lafayette, he urges parents and family members to treasure these last games and all of the time spent with their youngsters over the years. (April 26, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Ode to an electric hand-held mixer

    News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family had to say goodbye to a long-time friend recently: an electric hand-held mixer they’ve been using for three decades. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

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      Dealing with natural clothes drying

      Local columnist T.J. Ray saw a window to the past recently — a clothesline in use. He writes about memories of hanging and taking in clothing from that early natural dryer. (December 12, 2014, Page 4)

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        What’s that smell?

        A recent sniff of the new air freshener in the bathroom transported staff writer Alyssa Schnugg back in time to bubble baths as a 4-year-old. Schnugg did some more research about smells and memories and shares her findings. (November 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Old armory site has lots of potential

          Already the look is different at the intersection of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard, and it’s going to change more now with the old National Guard Armory building coming down. Our View is that the city should work to make good use of the property to complement what’s nearby. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

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            Sharing stories about our friend, Stan

            The news was shocking and hard to accept — Stan Sandroni had passed away. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his time working and playing with Sandroni, and recalls one of the stories that shows exactly who and what Stan Sandroni was. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

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              Children understand more than we know

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, while taking a trip down memory lane with honest-to-goodness photo albums, learned another valuable lesson: our children and grandchildren listen carefully to us and learn a lot more than we realize. (June 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Nearing 100 — and still going strong

                Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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                  OHS gym – a place full of memories

                  The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Bogus

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed ran across a note recently that brought back memories of a faithful man’s best friend – a gold cocker spaniel named Beauregard Augustus Dog and known better to all as Bogus. (January 21, 2014, Page 4)

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