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Popular Santa letters coming Friday

If it’s mid-December, then it is time again for what has become one of the most eagerly-awaited issues The Oxford EAGLE publishes – the Season’s Greetings section. Editor Don Whitten talks about the joy of reading the annual letters to Santa Claus and says getting Friday’s paper could be the best 50 cents you’ve spent in a long time. (December 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Joan Lunsford writes to urge everyone to look out for one another during holiday partying, offering suggestions about serving alcohol and offering to be designated drivers. (December 15, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Faith

      Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed talks about ways he works to help improve his students’ vocabularies and ends up taking a deeper look into Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and how that helps show a definition of faith. (December 14, 2010, Page 4)

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        Taking a turn at selling Christmas trees

        Editor Don Whitten has no immediate plans to change professions, but he did get a little experience at a different one – selling Christmas trees. Whitten writes about his afternoon selling trees at First Presbyterian Church and the things he learned. (December 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          M.E. King writes to give a bit more information about a recent incident connected with the Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game and to call for the Southeastern Conference to ban cowbells once and for all. (December 13, 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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              Letters to the Editor

              Scott Owens writes to take issue with one alderman’s reason – keeping “the Sabbath Day holy” – for opposing Sunday sales of alcohol in Oxford. (December 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Bikers need to follow rules of the road, too

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that some of the biggest challenges to driving locally are not other cars, but actually people riding bicycles. He wonders about rules of the road and insurance as cyclists take their spots on the roadways. (December 9, 2010, Page 4)

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                  We’ll still be paying – just at a different level

                  Editor Don Whitten suggests a new political-oriented phrase for the times of today: “Politics sends trickle-down taxes to the locals.” He notes that it seems more and more like the taxes and fees are being passed down the line where they still have to be paid if we’re to receive services and benefits. (December 8, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Debbie Cook Hewlett writes to urge members of the community to share in the excitement of the Lafayette High School football team winning a state championship and going 16-0 by helping members of the team raise money for championship rings, while Joanne and Mark Wilkinson congratulate the Ole Miss Theater Department for an outstanding job with “A Christmas Carol.” (December 8, 2010, Page 4)

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