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Understanding

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at motives and how they’re often influenced by self-interest, and suggests that we turn to love and understanding before we make decisions and comments. (November 30, 2010, Page 4)

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    Shopping for the hard-to-shop-for

    The question is to be expected about this time of the year: Have you come up with a list of things for people to get you for Christmas? It’s an easy question to answer when you’re talking about youngsters, but a bit more difficult when you get to older folks. Editor Don Whitten discusses the problems shopping for middle-aged males and others in the hard-to-shop-for category. (November 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Showing our appreciation to those who help others

      Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on, and appreciate all that we have without dwelling on what we don’t have. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes that perhaps we need to spend a bit more time thinking about others who aren’t as fortunate and consider helping those who help others. She suggests, in particular, considering helping the local Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Non-traditional families also the norm this holiday

        What’s the typical Thanksgiving Day gathering like today? The “traditiional” happily married couple with children or the becoming-more-common non-traditional family with single parents? Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at the reality of today and points out that the non-traditional is also the norm this holiday season. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Giving thanks for – and on – a special holiday

          Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for Oxford EAGLE employees because they get off Thursday afternoon and all day Friday after satisfying both readers and advertisers with a special Thanksgiving Day edition. Editor Don Whitten takes time to thanks those who help with the paper and to remind everyone to be thankful at this time of the year. (November 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Margaret Chesnut writes to urge residents to consider absentee voting as a solution to lines on election day, while Desmond Kincaid would like to see more information on a plan to turn a short stretch of one-way traffic on Jackson Avenue to two-way traffic.

             (November 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Indifference

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the horror of Dachau prison and the Holocaust, and warns that the danger to humans is not hate – but actually indifference. (November 23, 2010, Page 4)

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                Reacting to ‘Thou shalt not Facebook’

                “Thou shalt not Facebook.” That’s the word a New Jersey pastor has given his congregation and, while it seems like a reasonable suggestion, it makes Editor Don Whitten remember other words of helpful advice that many seem to take as a challenge. Will curiosity get the best of folks? (November 22, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  How will lawmakers respond to Barbour’s budget?

                  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, heading into his final year in office, has submitted his annual Executive Budget Recommendations to members of the State Legislature. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of the numbers involving budget cuts are lower than anticipated, but there are expected to be battles in several areas before the FY 2012 budget is eventually adopted. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Steve Wooten writes an open letter to the mayor and board of aldermen in Oxford to express his concerns about plans to turn a short portion of East Jackson near the Square into a two-lane street. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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