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Friday, December 19, 2014

Staff Editorials

Ode to an electric hand-held mixer

News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family had to say goodbye to a long-time friend recently: an electric hand-held mixer they’ve been using for three decades. (December 19, 2014, Page 4)

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    Popular section of EAGLE coming Friday

    It’s that time of the year — for what many say is their favorite edition of The Oxford Eagle. Yes, the annual Seasons Greeting issue that includes hundreds and hundreds of letters from local youngsters to Santa Claus comes out Friday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look inside the paper getting those letters and preparing them for you to read. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Christmas gifts a sign of future occupation?

      Do kids who ask for doctor’s and nurse’s kits for Christmas go into medicine. Do those who ask for cars become race car drivers or mechanics. Do those who ask for cameras become photographers? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at some of his favorite Christmas gifts and how little they had to do with journalism. (December 15, 2014, Page 4)

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        Building codes safeguard county residents

        Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the building codes passed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and what they can do to help with growth outside the city limits and how they can protect homebuyers. (December 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Christmas: Giving doesn’t have to equal spending

          Staff Writer Jerra Scott and her family are cutting back a bit this Christmas. A emphasis on the reason for the season and a desire for a quieter, simpler holiday time spark the decision. (December 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Be a bit wary of youngsters’ games, apps

            You’re aware, aren’t you, of how your store cards, smartphones and buying preferences provide some amount of personal information to stores and businesses? Editor Don Whitten points out that is going on with online games and apps our youngsters are using as well, and urges adults to take whatever precautions they can to protect personal information. (December 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Girl Scout cookie sales going digital

              Buying Girl Scout cookies may get easier with the addition of websites and digital sales planned. Editor Don Whitten looks at the value of learning new skills and improving the popular fundraiser for the young ladies who sell and deliver the delicious treats. (December 8, 2014, Page 4)

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                Bo Wallace — one of the best ever in red and blue

                Publisher Tim Phillips thinks back to where Ole Miss football was before Bo Wallace came to Oxford and where it is after the Rebels reclaimed the Golden Egg by beating Mississippi State, and makes the case that Wallace is one of the best ever to play quarterback for the Rebels. (December 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Christmas a little less sweet when it’s all about sweets

                  Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about a developing trend she’s a bit concerned about — parents and kids getting more involved than necessary or appropriate in chasing down sweets and goodies given out at the local Christmas parade. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Football always safe? Ask folks at UAB

                    Shut down a college football program — naaah, never happen. OK, then, what happened this week at Alabama-Birmimgham. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the UAB situation and the surprise is must be to see a football program in that state actually shut down. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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