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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Don Whitten

Faith helps Abbotts deal with challenges, change

A new Monday feature for The Oxford EAGLE called “The Dart” – a feature story originating from a location in the LOU community that’s determined by throwing a dart at a map of the county, city and university — opens with a story from Highway 9W about how faith has helped Madison and Jeremy Abbott deal with the challenge of changing homes and jobs while raising a growing family. (May 27, 2014, Page 1)

Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Guard Armory and how inspirational and moving it is to see veterans and their families in attendance. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

Nearing 100 — and still going strong

Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

Great advice for all: Don’t be stupid

A recent report about a man dying after asking a friend to shoot at his bullet-proof vest leads Editor Don Whitten to pass along some advice to graduating seniors — and everyone else. (May 19, 2014, Page 4)

Oxford in good company — as expected

Oxford has made another “top” list, joining five other cities around the country as the top six college town for retirement according to Grandparents.com. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

New roads — paths to the future

When new roads are usually built, Editor Don Whitten writes, we see little of the work until the project is finished. That’s not the case for a new road that will provide another entrance and exit from the Oxford Commons area. Whitten writes about other road changes locally and how they are all the key to the future. (May 14, 2014, Page 4)

Popular baby names in 2013 — not Don!

The most popular baby names in the United States in 2013? How about Sophia for the girls and Noah for the boys. But no “Don,” as Editor Don Whitten points out in a look at popular names over the years. (May 12, 2014, Page 4)

Your mother — your own personal MVP

With Mother’s Day coming up Sunday, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what all mothers do for their families and how there’s no real way to calculate all of the value of that work, influence and inspiration. (May 9, 2014, Page 4A)

Thinking about school while most await summer

While most folks — students, teachers and parents — are thinking about school getting over, Editor Don Whitten is thinking about going to school: fly fishing school in West Point. (May 7, 2014, Page 4)

Relay for Life — put it on your calendar

Lafayette County’s Relay for Life event, held this past Friday, is quickly becoming an event to attend and take part in. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all of the opportunities Relay for Life offers for participants and also at the inspiration it provides. (May 5, 2014, Page 4)

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