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Don Whitten

Need something to jump-start summer reading?

Summer reading used to be commonplace among youngsters, but now there are other distractions. Editor Don Whitten suggests two books – “Theodore Boone: The Abduction” by John Grisham and “The Sword of Darrow” by the father-son duo of Hal and Alex Malchow – that might be just the ticket to get people reading this summer. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

We’re definitely a gadget-oriented society

Cell phone? Desktop computer? Laptop? MP3 player or iPod? Game console? The list goes on for items in a recent survey, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how “connected” he in today’s electronic age and wonders how many gadgets most folks possess. (June 22, 2011, Page 4)

What kind of news are you looking for?

What’s the news of the day? Weather? The Mid-East? The economy? Congress and the president? Or is it, as some would have you think, a murder trial in Florida and a New York Congressman resigning? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how national and international news seems to rank these days with some media outlets. (June 20, 2011, Page 4)

Relationships with fathers change through the years

When you’re really young, your father looks after you, takes care of you and gives you things. A few years later, he’s the one who teaches you to ride a bike, catch a fish and learn about discipline. Editor Don Whitten explores those changes in relationships between children and their fathers as we get set to honor our fathers this weekend. (June 17, 2011, Page 4A)

A ‘re-user’ is trying to learn to be a ‘recycler’

Editor Don Whitten admits he’s not the best in the world at recycling, but says he’s learning. He takes a look back at when recycling was actually “re-using” items, remembering multiple uses for cans, bottles, jars, et cetera. (June 15, 2011, Page 4)

With ‘friends’ like Mark, who needs …

Editor Don Whitten writes about an email message that somehow got past his spam filter recently, noting that it appears scammers must be having a tough time with the economy, too, if they’re continuing to go after folks like him who never respond. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

Summer fun – doesn’t it seem contagious?

Have you noticed how certain things are contagious and make you want to join in on the fun? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at three of his favorites: fishing, homemade ice cream and sitting in the shade visiting. (June 10, 2011, Page 4A)

If it’s hot, it must be time for the FESJC

With temperatures in the mid-90s, it must be time for the Mid-South’s premier pro sporting event – the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the history of the tournament and what it offers this week for area sports fans. (June 8, 2011, Page 4A)

Are the hours, days crawling by or flying for you?

“Are we there yet?” “Is it time yet?” “How much longer?” Remember making, or hearing, those questions? It’s true what they say about time – it flies by when you’re having fun and crawls when you’re waiting on something. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the phenomenon that seems to change as we get older. (June 6, 2011, Page 4)

It’s about time to reveal the best of Oxford

One of the most popular issues of The Oxford EAGLE, to both readers and advertisers, will come out this Friday when the Best of Oxford 2011 honors the individuals, businesses and events readers have selected as the best in town. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the excitement the issue brings and looks at some of the more interesting ballots. (June 1, 2011, Page 4)

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