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A Piece of My Mind by Kelly Rupp, Publisher
Sunday, 12.12.2010, 10:58am (GMT-5)

The Christmas lights have Minco and Union City sparkling like little oases. The colorful lights and cold weather have ushered in the holiday spirit. Those of us who didn’t get all of our holiday shopping finished last summer or on Black Friday (Really? Who does that??) are now beginning to think about what to give. Last week I wrote about keeping our dollars local. Minco has some wonderful shops filled with great gifts ideas and I hope you will start your shopping right here. I also hope you will remember to help those in need. As I fill the stockings and wrap the presents at my house, I am always sad to think about others who will not have a Christmas filled with Santa and holiday feasts. I know we live in a generous community. Mayor McMullen called and told me the Blue Star Mothers raised $450 to send care packages to deployed soldiers. That’s outstanding. The article on the front page tells you how to make donations to send packages to the troops. We also need to remember the children during the holidays. Community Kids adopts needy families for Christmas and they are looking for sponsors. You can contact Jessica Braunig at (405) 352-9916 to find out how you can help. This is a really fantastic community organization. Local churches also help families with Christmas items. Please contact your local church to see how you can help. You might also keep in mind the shut-ins in the community. Many elderly people will spend the holidays alone. Receiving a gift of baked goods, a Christmas dinner, or just a neighborly visit can make a huge difference for these folks. This holiday season as we feast with our families and open our mountains of Christmas presents, I hope we will all remember the true meaning of Christmas and help those less fortunate.


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