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Friday, September 19, 2014

Memories

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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            Another year in the books

            Jim McCauley had a great idea for an invention – a way for seniors to store memories on a computer chip. (January 3, 2014, Page 1B)

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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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                Recalling JFK’s death from a child’s perspective

                News Editor Jonathan Scott thinks back to 50 years ago and his memories surrounding the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, noting how television played such a role in creating and sustaining memories, good and bad, for all of us. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Peggy C. Lamb writes to tell of an unpleasant experience in the local city cemetery and to encourage the creation of a Cemetery Board, while Jim Brasher writes about the memories that flood back every year on this day. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Moving in and out

                    Ole Miss staff writer Melanie Addington has lived in the same place for 11 years and now faces the challenge – emotionally and physically – of moving. While it’s just across town, there’s still lots to do and think about in packing and unpacking. (August 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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