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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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    Eat, Boy, And Get To Work

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls working during the holidays and the lesson about the true meaning of Christmas he got from his childhood mentor. (December 17, 2013, Page 4)

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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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        Letters to the Editor

        The LOU Giving Tuesday Team writes to thank all of the individuals, groups and organizations that helped make the inaugural Giving Tuesday project a success, while Jessica Perkins writes to thank those who helped More Than A Meal during the Thanksgiving season. (December 6, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Thanksgiving At The Gin

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a Thanksgiving work day at the cotton gin when he learned the importance and value of giving thanks. (November 26, 2013, Page 4)

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            Happy Halloween – rain or shine

            With today’s weather ultimately determining how much trick-or-treating will take place this evening, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at plans for the annual holiday that’s becoming bigger and bigger every year. (October 31, 2013, Page 4)

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              Thoughts on holidays, baseball and yellow dust

              Editor Don Whitten takes on a variety of subjects and questions, including a possible holiday, high school baseball, pollen and mechanical issues at The Oxford EAGLE. (April 15, 2013, Page 4)

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                Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

                They had the big St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jackson and the Chicago River flowed green for a while Sunday, but there were no big public celebrations in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten, tongue in cheek, expresses surprise that city leaders did not ask for a special exemption for alcohol sales as the city has for several other “special” Sundays during the year. (March 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Popular Seasons Greetings section coming Friday

                  It’s time again for what might be the largest, and most popular, special section The Oxford EAGLE publishes each year – the Seasons Greetings section. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the section and the special letters that will be a part of Friday’s paper. (December 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Not ready yet? How about next week?

                    Are you ready for Thanksgiving? All the chores done? Would you like another week? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back when there were two days set aside for Thanksgiving – the fourth Thursday in November and the final Thursday in the month. (November 21, 2012, Page 4)

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