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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Don Whitten

Celebrating one of the neatest places to visit

One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)

Who really gets all the breaks?

Have you notices how traffic flow and traffic lights always seem to go against you. How people ignore the “15 items or less” signs in stores, how the dog always seems to chew up valuable items instead of junk? Editor Don Whitten agrees, to a point, but then notes that you just don’t notice as much when things go your way. (April 13, 2015, Page 4)

Pets deserve respect, proper treatment

Editor Don Whitten, after getting a call from a citizen concerned about abandoned pets, urges all who give pets as gifts and those who receive the gifts to realize the responsibility and commitment involved. (April 8, 2015, Page 4A)

Lists, polls provide interesting reading

Are you a list or poll person? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a recent list he received: The 100 Bestselling Used Books Since 2000. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)

Local writer’s book could become basis for TV show

Jimmy Reed decided to publish some of his grown’-up-in-the-Delta stories in a book about 10 years ago. That led to a spot writing local columns for The Oxford Eagle. And now it may earn his main characters — Jaybird, Junior and Boss — a spot in a TV sitcom. (April 2, 2015, Page 2)

Don’t forget about our fountains of wisdom

Editor Don Whitten urges all to take advantage of those with age, experience and wisdom as a weekend reception honoring Billy Roberson on his 90th birthday reminded him of the value and importance of listening to our older relatives, friends and neighbors. (April 1, 2015, Page 4A)

Following Golden Rule good for everyone

Serving others is good for them and for you, Editor Don Whitten writes as he discusses two recent phone calls dealing with helping your neighbor and doing unto others as you would have them do to you. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

Former UM student shines with debut novel

Why do you choose to read a book? The cover, reviews, a connection to the area or Ole Miss? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the debut novel of, M.O. Walsh, a former Ole Miss student in the school’s M.F.A. program. (March 19, 2015, Page 4)

How large will field get in 1st District race?

The addition of Henry Ross to the ballot last week raised the number of candidates for the vacant 1st Congressional District representative position to 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the field and what’s ahead for candidates and voters. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

Would you take the last doughnut?

Editor Don Whitten faced a dilemma: take the last doughnut in the box or not. What would you have done, knowing that unwritten rule about taking the last doughnut, last piece of chicken, last piece of cake, et cetera? See Whitten’s thoughts and actions in today’s column. (March 12, 2015, Page 4)

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