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St. Joseph's Brittain Virden wins Planters Bank Player of the Week

By DAVID W. HEALY,

For four seasons Brittain Virden, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, has been anchoring the lines of the St. Joseph Catholic School football team.

Virden will be the foundation one more time this Friday when his Fighting Irish take on Indianola Academy in the MAIS Class 3A State Championship game.


Local men reflect on fathers’ World War II stories

By JON ALVERSON JALVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

Dr. Ed Egger and Dr. Bill Schaffarzick have been friends for decades and they have a lot of similarities.

They are the quintessential baby boomers. They are both in the medical profession. Egger is an ophthalmologist and Schaffarzick is a dentist.

They like to hunt and fish. Both can tell a good hunting story.


DRMC shines lights purple in November for National Prematurity Awareness Month

By JASMINE STEVERSON JSTEVERSON@DDTONLINE.COM,

There’s just something so incomprehensible, yet so warm and sincere, about the effect a newborn baby has on all who behold him or her.

A newborn brings about an instinctive desire to protect and care for at all costs; as a parent, one will do everything humanly possible to insure not a hair on that little one’s head is harmed.



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Tire maker highlights worker training start in Mississippi

Darryl Jenkins, second from right, explains the purpose of the Continental Tire Training Center to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, left, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, right, while Continental Tire manufacturing plant manager Michael Egner, second from left, listens, in Clinton, Miss., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.


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