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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Pantry

Maybe it’s time we check our priorities

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about the extremely successful fundraising effort that will pay off the fine Ole Miss received for its fans storming the field after the win over Alabama and also pay for the goal posts and other repairs needed, wondering how great it would be if we could get an outpouring of donations like that for local charities that help the truly needy. (October 10, 2014, Page 4A)

On the edge

More people in our community are one the edge of being homeless. As a result, several agencies in town are scrambling to help those in need of a home. (September 21, 2014, Page 1A)

What would you do with lottery winnings?

Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

Lots of Good Samaritans around the community

Local columnist T.J. Ray continues to point out Good Samaritans – Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Compassion Ministries, American Red Cross, et cetera – around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community that we can all help in some way. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

Another mouseketeer in Mickey’s army

Never been to Disney World and all of its attractions? Wonder why those that have get almost glassy-eyed when talking about their visit? News Editor Jonathan Scott moves from one group to the other after helping take a load of Girl Scouts to “the happiest place on Earth” and he writes about his conversion from skeptic to loyal mouseketeer. (June 9, 2011, Page 4)

Letter to the Editor

Longtime educator Linda L. Norwood writes an open letter to the Oxford School Board wondering if they’re up to date on current events in light of their move to have voters decide on a $30 bond issue for the local school system. (July 20, 2010, Page 4A)

Pantry treasurer named Volunteer of the Year

George Rosentreter, treasurer of The Pantry, was honored as the Volunteer of the Year on Monday for his dedication and service. (April 7, 2010, Page 3)

Letters to the Editor

Pantry Publicist Barbara Smith thanks all of the individuals, businesses and community-minded groups who helped make the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 8, 2010, Page 4A)

The kindness of strangers

Staff writer Melanie Addington got a first-hand look at how strangers can be helpful when someone stopped to help her out with an empty gas tank. (January 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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