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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Don Whitten

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)

Looking for a hero? Look no further

Do we use the term “hero” too freely these days? Editor Don Whitten tends to feel that way, and he writes about Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter — who and what we need to measure the meaning of the word against. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

Getting caught up in the World Cup craze

Did you leave work early Monday so you could watch the U.S.-Ghana match in the World Cup? If so, you’re likely one of the many who, every four years, becomes a soccer fan. Editor Don Whitten looks at the interest in the World Cup and how many become much more knowledgeable about the game. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

Howorth’s ‘Flying Shoes’ a ride worth taking

Lisa Howorth, co-owner of Square Books, knows books. She also knows people. And how to put people and stories into a book. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Howorth’s debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” which is hitting bookshelves. (June 16, 2014, Page 4)

Sportswriting career includes no CWS trip

Editor Don Whitten writes, with a bit of envy, about his three-decade sportswriting career and the lack of a trip to cover Ole Miss in the College World Series. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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