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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Don Whitten

Budgeting for chocolate price increase

Did you see where cocoa futures are shooting through the roof? Increased costs for that key ingredient as well as other has led The Hershey Company to announce an upcoming price increase, and Editor Don Whitten writes about how it will affect the candy lovers in his household. (July 18, 2014, Page 4A)

My, how we have grown around here

Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

Who are millennials — and what do they think?

Are you a millennial? Do you know a millennial or two? Editor Don Whitten looks at the group that includes teenagers to those in their early 30s, including what a recent poll says about their political leanings and feelings about the government. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

Pilot thinks outside the box with pizza

Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the pizza-buying pilot and wonders who might come out with the first commercial based on his actions in feeding a full plane waiting for clearance — the pizza company or his airline. (July 11, 2014, Page 4A)

Gardening: Dad’s way then, Don’s way now

A recent column about gardening by Staff Writer Jerra Scott and typical Southern summer weather brought back memories of working in the family gardens and field for Editor Don Whitten. There is a difference, Whitten writes, in how he did his “gardening” then and now. (July 9, 2014, Page 4)

Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

Look at all the reasons to celebrate today

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the importance of the July 4 holiday in the Lafayette Oxford University community and all of the activities for the Fourth weekend in addition to noting that The Oxford EAGLE is now publishing an edition for its readers and advertisers on the holiday. (July 4, 2014, Page 4A)

Developers’ moves make for interesting news

Since not all projects approved by governmental committees and commissions ever come to fruition, should anything about those plans be reported? That’s the question Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at today. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

Clock operator could stop ‘added’ time

Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the FIFA soccer practice of “stoppage” or “added” time and wonders why an official clock and operator wouldn’t work better while at the same time musing about how we might use “added” time in our everyday lives. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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