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Run for Hope offseason work going strong

You might think Lynn Sloan and others connected with the Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K are taking the summer off after their winter fundraising event. You’d be wrong. Editor Don Whitten catches up with Sloan and other race organizers to get an update on their offseason efforts. (July 7, 2010, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jan Smith Shults of the University High School Class of 1960 writes to thank all of those involved with this year’s Grand Reunion of 2010 which celebrated those students, teachers and classes from UHS. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)

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      On the occasion of the 4th of July: A journey of a lifetime

      Ole Miss journalism professor and guest columnist Samir Husni takes readers on his journey from childhood to now and from his homeland in Lebanon to taking the oath as a citizen of the United States as he and his family celebrate another special 4th of July. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jeff Justis writes to say that all Americans are still Americans regardless of their viewpoint, and points out that rhetoric in commentary and conversation can incite passions that put our country at risk. (June 30, 2010, Page 4)

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          Have you ever figured out why …

          Life, for most people, is full of little puzzles and mysteries – or conundrums. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a few of these, including men and directions, boys throwing things, weather men and women and job experience. (June 28, 2010, Page 4)

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            A soft touch during hard times

            News Editor Jonathan Scott’s notion that the L-O-U community is a caring and giving one was only reinforced by recent work that showed 13 pages in the popular FYI section are dedicated to groups who give to the community. He also pointed to fundraisers and events held just in the past week that show local citizens, even in tough times, are ready to help others. (June 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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              How’s it going with that summer reading list?

              Summer reading – it’s a tradition for many while it’s something others try to avoid at all costs. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at school summer reading lists and what they can offer youngsters as well as taking a look back at his summer reading habits from days gone by. (June 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Philip Loria writes to take issue with the feeling that the local drug court is costing citizens; he points out the benefits of the court and urges its support. (June 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Wood bat stories bring back memories

                  “Coach, do you remember wood bats?” “Did they have wooden bats when you played?” Those questions came regularly back during Editor Don Whitten’s days coaching youth baseball and he was reminded of some of those memories and of his days playing with wood bats after reading a couple of recent stories in the sports section. (June 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Barbara J. Smith of the Pantry writes to thank volunteers last month and to let local gardeners know that any extra fruit and vegetables they have can be donated to the Pantry to go to local clients, while Jim Brasher writes to talk about encouraging and inspirational TV from “The Foundation for a Better Life.” (June 21, 2010, Page 4)

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