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Mississippi Child Identification Program

When: 3/6/2010
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The O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge No. 33 will hold its Mississippi Child Identification Program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at their lodge at 618 McLarty Road. The program allows parents to receive a full identification package, complete with three photographs of the child, a laminated ID card, all 10 digital fingerprints, a video, DNA sample and teeth imprints, which can help with identification, serves as a DNA sample and the saliva from the impression provides a pure, exclusive scent which can be used by tracking dogs in helping to find lost children. All the information is stored on CD that is given to the parents. Children too young to have a full set of teeth will be given a cotton-swab DNA sample. The free program is open to any child up to 18 years old. Parents or a legal guardian must be present. The program has identified and processed 448 children from Oxford and Lafayette County since it began last year. For more information, call Jim Stevens at 801-3056 or www.msgrandlodge.org/mschip.aspx.

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