Noon Hour Update: Local churches celebrate the holidays and embezzlement case update

What’s happening and what we’re working on
By: Staff Report
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: Reporter Gus Thomson is working on the first of a five-part series on local churches and their work during the holiday season.

Reporter Jon Schultz is on the crime beat today as he reports on an ongoing case of a man and his wife who have been accused of embezzling from the man’s mother and are in custody in the Bay Area.

Make sure to take a look back in time in our Wednesday edition with our history feature on page A2.

What you’re talking about:  Our follow-up story on the death of Buster Machado, of the Bowman Machado farming family, has many readers expressing their remorse today. Our stories on what local schools are doing to keep children safe in the wake of the Connecticut shooting and how to talk with your kids about the tragedy has readers responding as well. Read these pieces and more and join the conversation.

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