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9/11 is not a happy day for anyone

The wounds are too fresh and too painful, staff writer Alyssa Schnugg writes,  to make it seem correct for someone to say “Happy Patriot Day” on 9/11. Schnugg explores the approach some have to 9/11, Memorial Day and other “holidays.” (September 13, 2012, Page 4)

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    Big week for celebrating birthdays

    We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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      Ready for the holiday weekend?

      Got the party planned? What about the food and refreshments? You know – for this weekend’s holiday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Cinco de Mayo – coming Saturday – and what people do on the holiday that’s beginning to rival St. Patrick’s Day in some areas. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Celebrating Easter – something for everyone

        Did you attend Palm Sunday services last weekend? Have plans for an Easter egg hunt the next couple of days. Looking forward to Easter Sunday? Editor Don Whitten writes about all of the events going on the week of Easter and reminds readers to make sure they connect the dots on what Easter is all about. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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          How about some holiday adjustments?

          After making it through another one of our increasingly popular holidays – Valentine’s Day – Editor Don Whitten takes a look at holidays with suggestions about some changes and additions. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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            Picking out – or getting down – the tree

            Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Labor Day – honoring the American worker

              This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Easter – what does it mean to you?

                What is Easter all about? Some youngsters might say bunny rabbits and egg hunts, while others think of days out of school and parties. It is, Editor Don Whitten writes, a religious holiday for most even though we sometimes seem to forget that. (April 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Forget Valentine’s Day? You’d better not!

                  You can miss some holidays and get away with it. But not Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries – and Valentine’s Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the sweetheart-oriented holiday that’s coming up Monday and reminds all to not forget their favorite people. (February 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Shopping for the hard-to-shop-for

                    The question is to be expected about this time of the year: Have you come up with a list of things for people to get you for Christmas? It’s an easy question to answer when you’re talking about youngsters, but a bit more difficult when you get to older folks. Editor Don Whitten discusses the problems shopping for middle-aged males and others in the hard-to-shop-for category. (November 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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