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An open letter to my future daughter

Ole Miss graduate Kierra Ransey writes a letter to the daughter she might have one day. (December 9, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Explaining differences, finding common ground

    Helene Shepsky was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in Chicago and is now preparing to celebrate Hanukkah as part of Oxford’s tiny Jewish community. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Shepsky about the challenges and misconceptions she’s encountered in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (December 8, 2011, Page 3)

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      Letters home from the men of Mississippi 11th

      Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield uses the letter from Pvt. Richard C. Bridges of the University Greys that he wrote home during the Civil War to show us a glimpse into the life of Confederate soldiers. (December 2, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Teacher returns home to open Plein Air Montessori School

        Karyn Jankowski and her assistant Adrienne Brown hope to create an atmosphere where children enjoy learning and their pace at the Plein Air Monterssori School in Taylor that serves children from Oxford and Lafayette County, ages 2 and a half to 6 years old. (December 2, 2011, Page 1B)

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          Being thankful even when times are tough

          Columnist Steve Stricker remembers a Christmas when money was tight that turned out to be the best Christmas he and his family had together. Read why he is thankful in today’s Oxford Living. (December 2, 2011, Page 1B)

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            Living out leadership values

            The value of leadership was important to Lafayette High School grad Joey Griggs even before he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Griggs about how his relationships of looking up to others — and of being looked up to — are setting his course, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 1, 2011, Page 3)

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              Adoption makes family life richer

              The Williams family of Water Valley get around town in a 27-seat bus. A year ago, Robin and Craig Williams added four to their family when they adopted a set of siblings from the Jackson area. They now have four biological children, five adopted children and every year, they sponsor two exchange students. (November 24, 2011, Page 1B)

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                Celebrating an American tradition on foreign soil

                Columnist Joanne Wilkinson shares her experience of celebrating an American holiday overseas. (November 24, 2011, Page 1B)

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                  Mississippi 11th and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff

                  Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Lamar Rifles and the Battle of Leesburg in 1861. (November 24, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Embracing life with open arms

                    In a time of year that’s all about being with loved ones, how wide do you draw the circle of family? Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Oxford’s Bev Thompson, as Thompson shared her story of adoption, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (November 24, 2011, Page 3A)

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