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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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    Letters to the Editor

    Jeanie Anderson writes to remind drivers on our city streets and county roads to watch out for dogs, cats and other animals, while Jessica Perkins and the More Than A Meal Board thank individuals and community groups for their assistance with the Tuesday program. (September 27, 2011, Page 4)

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      Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

      Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Are chicks, ducks, rabbits really necessary?

        Remember the old days when live chicks, ducks and rabbits were the big purchases for Easter? Editor Don Whitten remembers seeing hundreds of them in stores and getting many of them at his family’s farm, and wonders if people realize that they need to make a commitment when buying pets. (April 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Back on the fence between cats and dogs

          Are you a cat person? Or do you prefer dogs? There are those families who have both of the popular pets, but most folks tend to side with one or the other. Editor Don Whitten has spent lots of years in every situation, and takes a moment to contemplate how he’s come to stand on the middle of the fence between canines and felines. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Furry family member found after four years

            For News Editor Jon Scott, an unexpected reunion with his late parents’ fox terrier — gone missing four years ago in Marshall County — provides a reason to remember and offers joy in the wake of loss. (January 7, 2010, Page 4)

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