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By Jane Chastain
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

The fruitless effort to stamp out Christmas

 

Last updated 12/28/2018 at 11:13am



Could it be me, or are candy canes more popular than ever this Christmas? I made a recent trip back east to celebrate my aunt’s 90th birthday. We stayed an extra day to attend church with her. Much to my surprise, the men at the party and many in the service were wearing candy canes on their shirts and jackets. All were inverted in the shape of a “J” for Jesus.

For that we can thank Jennifer Sinclair, the principal at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska, who attempted to rid her school of all things religious before Christmas. She sent a memo to her staff outlining a list...



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