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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Everyday Heroes

BMH-NM says thanks to invaluable volunteers

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi is taking a moment, during National Hospital Volunteer Week, to say “thanks” to the numerous volunteers who spend time at the hospital each week, enhancing patients’ experiences and aiding the families and friends who have loved ones in the hospital. (April 17, 2015)

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    Leisure Lifestyles volunteer returns a favor granted by faith

    Cora ​Booker volunteers at Oxford Park Commission’s Leisure Lifestyle program for adults 40 and up almost five days a week
    and believes volunteering is her gift back to God.

     (April 10, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Chi O’s bring hope into lives of children through Make-A-Wish

      Joe, an 11-year-old suffering from a life-threatening medical condition, was surprised to find that through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Chi Omegas at the University of Mississippi had granted his wish to go on a shopping spree in Tupelo. (April 3, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Broadway, Gowdy named Pantry Volunteers of the Year

        Reida Broadway and Anne Gowdy, two Oxonians who dedicate much of their time to the Pantry, were recently recognized for their volunteer hours by being named the Pantry Volunteers of the Year. (March 20, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Youth of the Year helps children succeed academically

          Oxford High School senior Zach Wadley was recently recognized for the time he spends mentoring other children at the Boys & Girls Club of Oxford by being named the regional Youth of the Year. (February 27, 2015, Page 1)

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            Local student cycles to benefit those with disabilities

            Former Lafayette High and current University of Mississippi student Jeremy Roy will be part of Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy project, The Ability Experience, when he bikes across the country raising funds and helping those with disabilities. (February 20, 2015, Page 1A)

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              Veteran spends precious time helping others

              When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                Community work is God’s work, says long-time volunteer

                Mary K. Hempill was raised believing that taking an active role in your community is just a natural part of living. 

                 (January 9, 2015, Page 1, 2)

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                  Young folks help others: Under-30 age group no slouches at volunteering

                  Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out apathetic younger generation? Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young Americans are more serious about giving back than their parents were. (December 30, 2014)

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                    Christmas Store distributed 1,200 gifts this season

                    The B.B. gun he received when he was 7, and the computer he got in the eighth-grade in the mid-1980s are the two most memorable Christmas gifts Jonathan Mattox received as a child. (December 26, 2014)

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