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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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      Shopping procrastinators still have options

      Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? That’s a question that many of us fear this time of year, but EAGLE Editor Don Whitten lets us know that there is still time and plenty available to get something special for those on your Christmas list this year. (December 21, 2011, Page 4)

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        To sex ed or not to sex ed

        Results are in from a Center for Mississippi Policy survey of parents across Mississippi about sex education in the schools, and Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the results and other things to consider as the local schools prepare to pick a program to implement. (December 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Always popular Santa letters coming Friday

          Probably the most popular issue of The Oxford EAGLE – the Seasons Greetings section featuring Letters to Santa – is coming out this Friday. Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing in the letters from local youngsters along with other staff members, takes a look at some of the info you can gather from the special notes. (December 14, 2011, Page 4)

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            Shorter credit card agreements still elaborate

            Have you ever tried to read all of those agreements that come with credit cards? Almost impossible, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a prototype “shorter and simpler” agreement proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (December 12, 2011, Page 4)

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              Supervisors end term much as they began

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers county government for The EAGLE, takes a look back at the four-year term of the current Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. She notes controversial decisions by the board, individually and collectively, as well as major accomplishment that have helped the county. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Snow provides great example of ‘irony’

                Irony. It’s one of those terms we all learn in English. Editor Don Whitten writes about irony and some prime examples he’s encountered recently. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Technology – who and what will it replace?

                  Do you know Siri? Do you work with Siri. Editor Don Whitten writes about this new acquaintance he was introduced to during a recent shopping trip, and he wonders if “personal assistants” in our phones might start replacing some of the duties he has at his house and with his family. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

                    There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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