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If most kids are like those in Pack 146, we’re OK

Concerned about the future, both near and far? Editor Don Whitten writes that he has those feelings from time to time, but he feels much better after entertaining a group of Cub Scouts who appear to have a good handle on things. (April 10, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Sunday Insobriety

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his father’s attempt at producing his own wine and the problems it caused for young Jimmy and a friend when they drank a bit too much of the mix that tasted, to them, a lot like Barq’s Grape Soda. (April 9, 2013, Page 4)

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      Getting caught, called out on social media

      A recent story was about a local pizzeria using Facebook to shame customers who’d taken or damaged something, while an Associated Press report told how a Los Angeles restaurant owner tweeted out information about people who’d made reservations and then were no-shows. Editor Don Whitten wonders if social media is headed in yet another direction with it being used to shame or embarrass people into doing the right thing. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Barbara J. Smith of The Pantry writes to thank all of the churches, groups and local businesses who give time and donations to help support the local food pantry. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

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          Autism Awareness Month

          Staff Writer Melanie Addington tells her family’s story of Asperger’s Disorder as she tries to increase awareness of, and information about, Asperger’s and autism during the month dedicated to the conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Sometimes, doctors give you news you like

            Looking for a shocking headline? How about “Bacon – The Next Health Craze?” Editor Don Whitten takes a look into Dr. John Salerno’s diet suggestions that include several items, led by bacon, that aren’t on many good-for-you lists. (April 4, 2013, Page 4)

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              Who knew we could be a ‘happy’ pill?

              Prevention magazine ran an article recently listing six things that can make people happier, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at one of them – reading a newspaper. (April 3, 2013, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jeptha Clemens writes to note that he’s one of many of the “47 percent” who do pay taxes, while Richard G. Roberts Jr. writes to say that “going local” with food at the Double Decker Arts Festival isn’t the answer since it’s not food that’s attracting people to Oxford and the popular event. (April 3, 2013, Page 4)

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                  You Might Not Get There

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of one of Yogi Berra’s sayings about getting where you’re going as he tells the story of a less-than-idea flight with a friend in his Piper Cub. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Public health: A positive return on investment

                    Mississippi Public Health Association Executive Director Charles “Buddy” Daughdrill writes a guest column to remind all that April 1-7 is National Public Health Week and to point out the value of a strong public health system to the community as a whole. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

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