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Local columnist Jimmy Reed is looking for ways to be more optimistic about the new year after receiving a message from a friend that contained frightening statistical data. (January 3, 2012, Page 4)

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    Watch out for anyone eyeing text messages

    Texting while driving is illegal in some states and should be in all of them. Something just as frustrating, although nowhere as dangerous, Editor Don Whitten writes, is texting while walking. He relates some of his experiences and observations from a couple of trips to malls during the holidays. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Lots of Good Samaritans around the community

      Local columnist T.J. Ray continues to point out Good Samaritans – Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Compassion Ministries, American Red Cross, et cetera – around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community that we can all help in some way. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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        You don’t know what you’ve got, until you’ve got it

        Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks got another neat gadget for Christmas – a Roku – and it sparked memories of how he’s learned to adjust to all of the new and improved products that make life easier and more entertaining. (December 29, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Bettye Morrow Butler writes to talk about a special Christmas Eve walk around the historic Oxford Square. (December 29, 2011, Page 4)

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            Dealing with post-Christmas, holiday blues

            Feeling some of those holiday blues? Tree still up? Wrapping and boxes still in the carport? Thinking about those January bills? Editor Don Whitten offers some suggestions in dealing with the pressures of the two-week holiday period that wraps up one year and begins another. (December 28, 2011, Page 4)

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              Do The Hard Part First

              Local columnist – and college teacher – Jimmy Reed talks about his father’s advice and how he makes that his annual New Year’s Resolution: to do, and to teach others to do, the hard part first. (December 27, 2011, Page 4)

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                The most important birthday of all

                What kind of cake are you having for Christmas on Sunday? It’s the birthday of Jesus and Editor Don Whitten writes about how his families always have cake to celebrate birthdays. That and more Christmas memories and traditions are the subject of Whitten’s last column before the big day. (December 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  In the midst of a remarkable revival

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Belle, the beagle, a model to follow in 2012

                    Fanatics and risk-takers have a special place in local columnist Deidra Jackson’s mind and heart, and she points to Belle, the beagle, as one who followed her instincts and enjoyed a brief shot at the good life that she’s probably never forget. Jackson writes that all of us might consider imitating Belle a bit in 2012. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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