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Holiday shopping season continues to grow

Christmas shopping once was just a December occurrence, but then it moved up to begin on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the holiday shopping season which may now include stores opening on Thanksgiving and already includes big sales in the weekends before Thanksgiving. (November 17, 2010, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Kathleen Barnes writes to tell of her voting experience in the recent midterm election and to note that all did not run smoothly at every local precinct. (November 17, 2010, Page 4)

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      Friends say goodbye to Barber

      With his big eyes, surrounded by the kind of eye lashes most girls would envy, and his big dimpled smile, Jeremy Michael Barber earned the nickname “Gerber Baby,” during his years at Water Valley High School.

      Barber, who went by his middle name Michael, died on Sunday after losing control of his vehicle while driving home from a party Saturday night on Highway 32 in Water Valley. He was 19 years old. (November 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Two-way for Jackson moves forward

        Mayor Pat Patterson spoke with the Pathways Commission on Monday about a proposal to make a strip of Jackson Avenue near City Hall one-way. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Puppeteers make pit stop in Oxford

          Missoula Oblongata will present their puppet show “Clamlump” for free tonight at the Powerhouse at 8 p.m. as part of the Makers Market one-year anniversary. (November 16, 2010, Page 3A)

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            McBride to run for transit seat

            State Rep. Warner McBride has announced his intent to fill the position of Transportation Commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi in a special election to be held on January 11. The position was opened after the late Bill Minor, who was elected Transportation Commissioner in 2003, died on Nov. 1. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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              United Way celebrates 40th birthday with community

              The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County wants all of the LOU community to come out Wednesday and help celebrate the organizations 40th birthday.

              The birthday party will be begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with a walk around the Square, escorted by the Oxford Police Department. After the walk, everyone is invited to gather on the front lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse where representatives from the United Way, city of Oxford and Lafayette County will speak briefly before everyone will be invited to share in some birthday cake. (November 16, 2010, Page 3A)

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                Lafayette County students in the spirit of giving

                Lafayette County School District adopted the Operation Christmas Child program this year with elementary schools students raising money for the program and Lafayette High School students collecting items for the shoeboxes. To donate, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511. (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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                  Education Briefs

                  • Vet Speaks to DDES Students
                  • Mize, Rutherford named to Literacy team
                  • AR goals met at BES
                  • Sufka honored by Iowa State
                  • UM ROTC runs for Vets

                   (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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                    The Human Spirit

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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