Thursday, December 15, 2005


Fielder’s Choice
By Barry Burleson

I’ll miss Dan

I lost a best friend Monday morning.

But then, come to think of it, lots of people lost a best friend.

Dan Phillips, assistant publisher of The Oxford Eagle, was a friend to so many.

Dan, 47, died at the University of Alabama Birmingham medical facility after complications from a recent kidney transplant.

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Close to Nowhere
By Linda Jones

Dear Santa...

This is our annual Christmas greetings issue and time for my wish list and letter to Santa — along with all the “other” children’s letters.

Somehow though, I don’t think Santa can get me what I want this year. But here goes anyway...

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The Preacher’s Corner
By Rev. Dr. Milton Winter

“Here I raise my Ebenezer” -- what?

I think my congregation is bemused by the fact that their minister often wishes to read the scripture lesson from the old version of the Bible. I refer to the one authorized by King James I of England. There are so many modern versions of the Bible now that clarity is easily obtained, but beauty and the sound of authority may be more difficult to come by.

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Letters to the Editor

Thank you and big hugs:
Dear Editor,

It is with sincere gratitude that you receive this letter. On this blessed day, I, Kassandra Porter-Mitchell, along with Teresa Breland and Alisha Ayers send heart-felt thank yous and appreciation to several individual community members and business establishments.

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Merry Christmas from Iraq
Pictured above: Spec. Joshua Sykes, grandson; Spec. Angela Sargent, granddaughter; and SFC Kerry Williams, son of John H. Williams of Byhalia, wish everyone a Merry Christmas from Iraq!

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