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Christmas

Is the birthday cake ready for Thursday?

Christmas is about a lot of things, but the only real thing is that it’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus — thus the best reason for cake at Christmas. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at family traditions surrounding Christmas, including have at least one birthday cake. (December 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Christmas: Giving doesn’t have to equal spending

    Staff Writer Jerra Scott and her family are cutting back a bit this Christmas. A emphasis on the reason for the season and a desire for a quieter, simpler holiday time spark the decision. (December 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Thank God, I’m not PC

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at political correctness and the strategy of those who promote it, noting that he’s glad to sit on the other side of just about any issue that’s pushed as being politically correct. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

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        A new season

        Columnist Steve Stricker looks forward to a healthier 2014 and expresses thanks to see 2013 end. (February 7, 2014, Page 1B)

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          Family memories to last a lifetime

          Scout Julany’s family history is peppered with memorable holiday tales: The year all the kids played an in-the-dark variation of tag in the basement and laundry room and her cousin got a hangar stuck in her nose and the Thanksgiving when her family used the ping-pong table for dinner and her uncle accidentally collapsed the corner leg, nearly landing the turkey in his lap. (January 24, 2014, Page 1B)

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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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              Merry Christmas To All

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a modern-day Christmas story with an interesting twist as he wishes Merry Christmas to all. (December 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                Christmas can be a blessing for some, stressful for others

                Columnist Steve Stricker sometimes has a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit when commercialism tries to take us away from the real meaning of the season. (December 20, 2013, Page 1B)

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                  Jesus’ Christmas list

                  Religion columnist Randy Weeks has another “conversation” with Jesus about what he wants for Christmas. (December 20, 2013, Page 5B)

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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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