Be sure your outdoor pets and plants are taken care of overnight, as temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s during the next two nights.

Reader says he's glad to see the Bell Tower in Southern Arkansas University colors. The tower's side was formerly decorated in red bulbs for the holiday season.

Another caller, however, says she doesn't like the new appearance of the colors, and that it looks like a "rocket" instead of a candle.

Speaking of SAU, it's finals week on campus. Registration for the 2013 spring semester also begin today.

Hey kids: We need your letters to Santa this year. Our deadline is Friday, December 14. Letters may be dropped off at our office, or mailed to us at: Letters to Santa, P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100.

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Published: 12/10/2012