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Saturday, October 25, 2014

LaVera Hodges

Cancer survivor uses fashion show to lift others

LaVera Hodges founded a fashion show for cancer patients, survivors and their supporters. A cancer survivor herself, Hodges uses the event as a fundraiser to help those battling the disease. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

Survivor fashion show to feature dressing for life

The third annual Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist association building on Highway 334. (October 19, 2011, Page 5)

Thanksgiving comes early for some

With over 150 people to enjoy the free Thanksgiving meal, Mama Jo’s Restaurant was busy Thursday afternoon with retirees enjoying the gracious free meal from Mama Jo. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

Fashion show to celebrate surviving breast cancer

LaVera Hodges is now cancer free and taking life one day at a time. To help other survivors feel as good as she does, she is holding the second “Struttin’ Pretty in Pink” breast cancer fashion show to raise awareness and donations as well as give survivors a chance to simply feel pretty.

The fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist association building off Highway 334.

The models will be survivors, current cancer patients and family and friends of those dealing with cancer. (October 29, 2010, Page 11A)

Oxford mourns loss of community leader

From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

Relations revisited

On Monday, African-American community members shared their stories of integration of the Oxford K-12 school system at Second Baptist Church with a group of Colorado State University students. The students were visiting Oxford as part of an optional spring break trip through the South to learn about Civil Rights. (March 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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