Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on, and appreciate all that we have without dwelling on what we don’t have. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes that perhaps we need to spend a bit more time thinking about others who aren’t as fortunate and consider helping those who help others. She suggests, in particular, considering helping the local Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)
What’s the typical Thanksgiving Day gathering like today? The “traditiional” happily married couple with children or the becoming-more-common non-traditional family with single parents? Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at the reality of today and points out that the non-traditional is also the norm this holiday season. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)
Organizers of the annual Holiday Ornament Auction, the major fundraiser for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has made some changes this year to bring back the spirit of past success. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)
The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau is focusing on some big changes to modernize marketing strategies for 2011 including upgrading their six-year-old website. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)
State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney and local Oxford Fire Department public educator William May dish out some helpful advice on how to stay safe during the holidays. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)
Finding the perfect gift for someone you don’t know all that well can sometimes be a challenge, but working with local stores can help to find a suitable item that could make anyone happy. (November 24, 2010, Page 4B)
Buying presents for your loved ones during the holidays doesn’t mean you have max out credit cards or spend the rent money.
Thoughtful and creative and gifts can be found in Oxford’s second-hand thrift stores. (November 24, 2010, Page 10B)
Does your guest room need a reservation book? Are you asked for restaurant recommendations more often than you actually eat out?
You know why: Your friends and family love this charming small town and everything about it. Why not make them merry this holiday season with a gift that could only come from Oxford? (November 24, 2010, Page 2B)
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for Oxford EAGLE employees because they get off Thursday afternoon and all day Friday after satisfying both readers and advertisers with a special Thanksgiving Day edition. Editor Don Whitten takes time to thanks those who help with the paper and to remind everyone to be thankful at this time of the year. (November 24, 2010, Page 4A)
Margaret Chesnut writes to urge residents to consider absentee voting as a solution to lines on election day, while Desmond Kincaid would like to see more information on a plan to turn a short stretch of one-way traffic on Jackson Avenue to two-way traffic.