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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Who else would have put up with you?

Editor Don Whitten writes about the special day, Mother’s Day, that everyone remembers – and for a good reason. He looks at all of the things our mothers do for us, and says we definitely need to be planning a special day for them. (May 10, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Farm Mama

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his mother as Mother’s Day comes up this weekend, noting how she worked long hours to raise her children and take care of her family. (May 7, 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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        Temper tantrums come with 2-year-olds

        Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls that challenging year for her three children – the “terrible twos” – and now looks on with a bit of a smile as those children start dealing with the same challenge with her grandchildren. (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

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          Chippie’s Demise

          Brotherly advice, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, might be more often ignored than taken. He relates a story involving his brother and a chipmunk that didn’t want to become a pet. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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            College girls through middle-school eyes

            Living in a college town has its benefits as most of us know. There are also “challenges” that come with living in a college town, too, and Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the good and the bad as she thinks about her children getting older. (September 5, 2012, Page 4)

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              Gaming devices, other tech give rise to millennial maturity

              Youngsters have embraced the technology available these days, beginning with their earliest video-oriented games. Now, local columnist Deidra Jackson wonders, should there be a concern of this generation disengaging from society as most of us know it? (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

                The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Gray hair, wrinkles are like badges of honor

                  Eagle staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits it – she’s a worrier. She’s also come to see, after raising three children and now helping with grandchildren, that the gray hair and wrinkles that seem to accompany worrying are really badges of honor. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Thanks, Mama

                    To honor his mother on upcoming Mother’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed offers a few of the countless thanks he owes her. (May 8, 2012, Page 4)

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