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Staff Editorials

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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            Some of our food treasures disappearing

            A potluck Thanksgiving lunch at The Oxford EAGLE office earlier this week gave Editor Don Whitten a new look on what foods are still popular and what foods are slowly disappearing. (November 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Spend ‘Black Friday’ shopping locally

              Tomorrow is Black Friday and many of you may not have decided where and when to start the biggest shopping day of the year. Oxford EAGLE Publisher Tim Phillips suggests you start in the morning, at your leisure, and you spend your day shopping in Oxford. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                Jimmy — er, Jeff — writes thank you notes

                Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks does his Jimmy Fallon, of The Tonight Show, impression by writing “special” thank you notes to those he’s interacted with recently. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Shopping’s too early — but we’ll be there!

                  Surveys show that most three-quarters of us think Christmas shopping begins too early, but most of us will be out there doing our part to finish our shopping early and to spend more money. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a couple of recent Rasmussen polls and what they say about our Christmas shopping habits. (November 26, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Some cultural differences hard to swallow

                    Variety is the spice of life. Editor Don Whitten wonders, though, how much variety we can take as he looks at one particular “local” medical treatment in South America that doesn’t sound like it would be very popular around here. (November 24, 2014, Page 4)

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