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Christmas

It’s time for the most important birthday

What kind of birthday cake are you having Saturday? Whose birthday? Jesus Christ, of course. Editor Don Whitten looks at family traditions for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we head into the biggest birthday of all. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Your best gifts won’t be wrapped this Christmas

    While we seem, every year, to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holidays, local columnist Deidra Jackson says we need to make sure we embrace the ordinary and important things in life at this special time of the year. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Elves, angels always busy at Christmas

      Editor Don Whitten tells an inspirational story he heard recently about how a community turned out in December to help a family dealing with the death of a loved one, and notes that caring for and helping others is the best gift we can offer at this time of the year. (December 22, 2010, Page 4)

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        Indignities of infancy await the humble King

        Things went relatively well when Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze’s 6-month-old son played the baby Jesus in the children’s Christmas program recently at College Hill Presbyterian Church. Schultze looks back at that event and then to the real story of Jesus’ birth years and years ago. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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          Courage

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one of the most courageous people he’s ever known – his Italian grandmother – and shows how her courage and actions, particularly at Christmas, inspired so many. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            The world beyond Scrooge and Snopes

            In today’s information age, there’s so much out there that you don’t know what to believe and what to doubt. There are also website that try to debunk rumors and such, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the real motivation for them. (December 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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              The Christmas gift that keeps giving

              Remember Peggy – the dog that came home after being missing for several years? News Editor Jonathan Scott has been asked about the wirehaired terrier numerous times since relating that story a year ago, and today he updates all of those concerned on Peggy’s progress in the Scott home. (December 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Thankfulness

                The Christmas holidays are a time, if there is any during the year, when we need to be thankful for all we have in our country. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points out that today’s date (the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into World War II) and Christmas mark notable times in our country’s history and in it becoming the nation it is today, and urges all of us to keep an attitude of thankfulness. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Be careful, safe when decorating for Christmas

                  Are your doors and windows decorated. What about outside lights or inflatable snowmen or Santas? Editor Don Whitten gives an update on the Christmas decorating at his house and offers some hints and guidelines to follow to help make this time of the year safe and enjoyable. (December 6, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Weekend offers lots of arts, crafts sales

                    Last weekend included Christmas Open House on the Oxford Square and Black Friday shopping everywhere, while “Cyber Monday” was earlier this week. From the looks of events scheduled for this weekend, you might call it “arts and crafts weekend” around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Editor Don Whitten mentions some of the places to visit this weekend and talks about the importance of shopping locally. (December 3, 2010, Page 4A)

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