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Thanksgiving

Travel safe over busy holiday

Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Giving thanks for the true beauty of Oxford

    Jennifer and Peter Pinnow write a guest column to express their thanks for all of the support their family has received while they deal with son Jack’s treatment for a brain tumor, and to point out this, the week of Thanksgiving, the true beauty the Oxford community features. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Showing our appreciation to those who help others

      Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on, and appreciate all that we have without dwelling on what we don’t have. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes that perhaps we need to spend a bit more time thinking about others who aren’t as fortunate and consider helping those who help others. She suggests, in particular, considering helping the local Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Non-traditional families also the norm this holiday

        What’s the typical Thanksgiving Day gathering like today? The “traditiional” happily married couple with children or the becoming-more-common non-traditional family with single parents? Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at the reality of today and points out that the non-traditional is also the norm this holiday season. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Thanksgiving fires can be prevented

          State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney and local Oxford Fire Department public educator William May dish out some helpful advice on how to stay safe during the holidays. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Giving thanks for – and on – a special holiday

            Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for Oxford EAGLE employees because they get off Thursday afternoon and all day Friday after satisfying both readers and advertisers with a special Thanksgiving Day edition. Editor Don Whitten takes time to thanks those who help with the paper and to remind everyone to be thankful at this time of the year. (November 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Indifference

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the horror of Dachau prison and the Holocaust, and warns that the danger to humans is not hate – but actually indifference. (November 23, 2010, Page 4)

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                Holiday shopping season continues to grow

                Christmas shopping once was just a December occurrence, but then it moved up to begin on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the holiday shopping season which may now include stores opening on Thanksgiving and already includes big sales in the weekends before Thanksgiving. (November 17, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Thanksgiving comes early for some

                  With over 150 people to enjoy the free Thanksgiving meal, Mama Jo’s Restaurant was busy Thursday afternoon with retirees enjoying the gracious free meal from Mama Jo. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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