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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Our View

With stories of child abuse in so many forms making the headlines these days, Our View looks at the recent story of a parent leaving his child in a cranked vehicle while he went into a casino and urges everyone to help end disregard for the safety of our most vulnerable. (September 15, 2014, Page 4)

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    As children grow up and change, so do we

    New family and life columnist Lisa Coleman learned to be careful what you wish for when your children are small. (June 27, 2014, Page 1B)

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      Dads Aren’t So Dumb

      Jimmy Reed recalls, with Father’s Day approaching, an initiation ceremony into the Mohicans club as a youngster, and how it was one of several times he discovered — later — that his father wasn’t nearly as dumb as he thought. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

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        Thanks, Screech

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

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          Your mother — your own personal MVP

          With Mother’s Day coming up Sunday, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what all mothers do for their families and how there’s no real way to calculate all of the value of that work, influence and inspiration. (May 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Growing with Grace

            Learning to relate to both daughters is a growing skill, according to columnist and father Ryan T. Miller. (May 2, 2014, Page 1B)

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              Yik Yak, don’t talk back

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Climbing the walls, small-town style

                Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about the problems parents with small children can have getting enough activity for their kids in the winter and says the Oxford Park Commission’s decision to have a free-play session will make a big difference. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Angela R. Williams writes about her concern that the shooting in Sparks, Nev., didn’t get a lot of media play and wonders if that’s not a sign of the times where so many seem to be so busy that they don’t spend enough time parenting and watching out for youngsters. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    I Won’t Paint

                    Most of the time, just the thought of Mama’s willow switch was enough to keep local columnist Jimmy Reed on the straight and narrow as a youngster. There were times, though, when he needed a reminder. Reed relates an event involving paint and his brother that fit that category. (October 15, 2013, Page 4)

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