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Saturday, September 5, 2015

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A reality TV show that makes you think

From the first couple of shows, it appears the CBS reality TV show “The Briefcase” is a bit different from most of its cohorts. This show, which involves making decisions about keeping or giving away all or part of $100,000, makes viewers think about something that does matter. (June 9, 2015, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Pat Croisant writes to say that columnist Jimmy Reed is no racist and those who don’t like his writing don’t have to read it, while Carolyn Coleman writes to say that heroes can be found in the most unlikely of places. (April 23, 2015, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Sunny Young writes about the Oxford School District’s Good Food for Oxford Schools program and all who make it possible, while Jessica Perkins writes to point out the churches, groups and individuals who make the weekly More Than a Meal program a success. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jessica Perkins writes to thank those who are involved with the More Than A Meal program and to tell all how they can share gifts through the local program. (February 17, 2014, Page 4)

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          The road to Jericho

          Most know the story of the Good Samaritan, but how many of us practice charity with any regularity? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at a handout he got the other day that explores the Indian Creed. Two principles he mentions involve not being greedy when others are in need and being in service to others. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Christmas – The cold within

            ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Or is it? Certainly, for many, it’s not as jolly of a time. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look back at how we used to help those in need during the holiday season and contrasts and compares that with what goes on in most places today. (December 1, 2010, Page 4)

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