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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kathy Sukanek

Excel by 5 tweaks goals, priorities

With Oxford being a certified child-friendly community, members of the LOU Excel by 5 coalition reached out to the community to gain insight on its long and short-term goals, it’s priority projects and brainstorm for new ideas during a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. (October 23, 2013, Page 1)

United Way sets fundraising record

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County reached its hefty goal to raise $500,000 during its 2012-13 campaign year and even surpassed it by $1,600. (July 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

Park Commission OKs two new projects

The Oxford Park Commission approved starting a new lacrosse program and a new Born Learning Trail at Avent Park. (July 11, 2013, Page 1)

Kid’s health focus of fair

Almost 1,000 parents and children attended Saturday’s Children’s Health Fair at the Oxford Conference Center. More than 40 vendors provided arts and crafts, games and free giveaways to area children. (August 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Looking for new ways to help

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County if offering Community Impact Grants for new, innovative ideas on how to improve health and human services in the LOU community. Deadline for the grant application is May 4. Visit www.unitedwayoxfordms.org for more information. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Kelly Shannon of Volunteer Oxford writes to point out the local contributions for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and show how that helps strengthen the community, while Terry JW Buffington writes to thank those in the community for supporting efforts to re-establish a new shelter for families who are victims of domestic violence. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

Support builds for new shelter

The community has rallied to get the ball rolling for a new domestic violence shelter in Oxford. Organization heads have offered help and support to the newly formed board of Directors of the proposed, future Patricia Edwards Aschoff Shelter for Family Violence. (September 2, 2011, Page 1A)

Food, shelter funds down

Lafayette County has been awarded $18,091 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. (July 29, 2011, Page 1A)

Nurturing kids focus of new effort

The United Way has gained a step toward its attempt at making Oxford an official child-friendly community after being accepted as a candidate community to gain Excel by 5 certification. (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

Helping those helping others

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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