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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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              We come in all shapes, sizes and colors

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has two grandchildren and another on the way, and she’s learning this grandmothering thing slowly but surely. One factor that’s been interesting, Schnugg writes, is helping raise a mixed-race grandchild, and she tells about lessons she’s learning. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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                The antidote to bullying is strong on policy

                Remember those kids or groups of classmates you’d just as soon not have to pass by when you were growing up. What they were doing – bullying, whether we called it that or not – is as bad, if not worse, these days. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes on bullying to show that it’s something we have to tackle head on. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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                  News to use: sex and its teachable moments

                  Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Bullying changes – and not for the better

                    Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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