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Friday, October 24, 2014

Memories

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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              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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