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The Final Journey

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back in history and on the “final journey” as the three wise men follow the star to find the Christ child. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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    I sat around a campfire with William Faulkner

    Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell lets us know about a memorable hunt with his uncle, father and Oxford literary great William Faulkner. (December 19, 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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        ‘A dollar a day, three hots and a flop’

        The Civilian Conservation Corps was a helpful program in its day, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders if we might not need – in light of how people are dealing with needs and have feelings of entitlement – to try something like that again. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

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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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            The Prince of Peace

            With Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ just days away, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the thoughts of many, including Albert Einstein, who do not accept or understand the story of the Prince of Peace. (December 13, 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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                Letters to the Editor

                Outgoing Lafayette County Schools Superintendent W. Michael Foster writes to thank all of the employees, teachers, students, parents and members of the community for all of their help with the county school system. (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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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Ann G. O’Dell writes to urge everyone over the age of 50 to consider getting a shot that will help cut down on their chances of getting the very painful and irritating shingles. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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