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Dog’s treatment deserves special ‘treat’

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about how pets – dogs and cats – have grown on him through the years, and how that makes him even more upset at the treatment of Sunny, a dog recently turned into the local animal shelter. Eubanks’ punishment for whoever abused Sunny would really be special, he adds. (December 27, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Tank – a special guy who will be missed

    Death rarely, if ever, has any rhyme or reason, Editor Don Whitten writes, and certainly makes the present and the future difficult to deal with. It’s the past that begins the healing, he writes, as he remembers Lafayette County’s Alan Arrington, who died earlier this week from injuries in an auto accident. (December 26, 2013, Page 4)

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      The most important birthday cake

      Did you order a cake? Are you baking it today? Editor Don Whitten writes about birthday cake and how appropriate it is with so many celebrating Jesus’ birthday in his annual Christmas column. (December 24, 2013, Page 4)

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        Rewriting ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

        One of the longest and yet best-known of Christmas carols is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Editor Don Whitten recalls that tune that most of us knows well and updates it a bit with more modern gifts – starting with the partridge in a pear tree that becomes a cellphone with an unlimited plan. (December 20, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Oxford Conference Center — a valuable asset

          EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott gives his take on the recent discussion of closing down or re-purposing the Oxford Conference Center. (December 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Popular Santa letters section coming Friday

            It’s one of the most popular special sections The Oxford EAGLE publishes. And it – the Seasons’ Greeting section that includes all those letters to Santa from local youngsters – comes out in Friday’s paper. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the inside joys of reading and typing the special letters at Christmas. (December 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Take proper precautions during holidays

              Shopping, visiting or leaving town during the holidays? It’s certainly common in a university town. Editor Don Whitten repeats some warnings from local authorities about taking proper precautions and adds a few of his own. (December 16, 2013, Page 4)

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                Grisham, King, Conroy sequels read well

                Sequels work in movies, usually, better than books. There are exceptions, however, and three book sequels out by popular authors are excellent examples. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the latest works by John Grisham, Stephen King and Pat Conroy which are follow-ups to novels from, literally, decades ago. (December 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Final weeks decide Heisman as well as title matchup

                  Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college football and its premier individual award, the Heisman Trophy, and notes how one game seems to take on as much importance as the other 11 a player or team has. (December 11, 2013, Page 4)

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                    It’s time for letters to – and from – Santa

                    While school children around the area are working on letters to Santa Claus that are printed in the annual Season’s Greetings section of The Oxford EAGLE, Editor Don Whitten came across a letter recently from good ol’ Saint Nick himself asking about the correspondence from the LOU community. (December 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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