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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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                  Picking out – or getting down – the tree

                  Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    There’s a reason why you can never buy for Dad

                    When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are easy to buy for – youngsters and women – because they’ll quickly offer suggestions and even a list. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about the person that’s always difficult, if not impossible to buy for – the man of the house. (December 1, 2011, Page 4)

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