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There’s so much more to be learned in school than reading, writing and `rithmetic.

The students in Kyle O’Neill’s fifth-grade class at Graytown Elementary School recently took those important core skills that they’ve learned and used them in a project that would help make the wish of an ailing young boy come true.

From September through October, the students worked on a service project to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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With the economy and politics foremost on the minds of many Americans, it is no wonder that “bailout” took honors as Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2008.

Bailout, defined in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition as “a rescue from financial distress,” received the highest intensity of lookups on Merriam-Webster Online over the shortest period of time, editors said.

As is evident from the 2008 Word of the Year contenders list below, the presidential campaign and financial issues factored heavily in the concerns Merriam-Webster’s online visitors throughout the year.

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Ah, `tis the season for perfect holiday families and wonderful relationships – at least that’s what all the holiday television shows, magazine stories and advertising images try to show.

Unfortunately, the reality is that most families are less than perfect, holiday visits often bring some conflict, and for many people, just thinking of the holiday family visit means lots of anxiety and stress.

While there’s no magic cure for family issues, it often helps to understand the sources of the stress you may be feeling about an upcoming holiday family visit.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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