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Thursday, April 24, 2014

United Way

Time for a new war on poverty?

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

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)

A soft touch during hard times

News Editor Jonathan Scott’s notion that the L-O-U community is a caring and giving one was only reinforced by recent work that showed 13 pages in the popular FYI section are dedicated to groups who give to the community. He also pointed to fundraisers and events held just in the past week that show local citizens, even in tough times, are ready to help others. (June 24, 2010, Page 4A)

Volunteers needed Saturday

The United Way is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger in Lafayette County by collecting food goods for The Pantry at Kroger and Walmart on Saturday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to accept food donations at the stores. Contact Kathy Sukanek at United Way at 236-4265 or ksuwlou@bellsouth.net if you have an hour or two to give to accept food donations. This year The Pantry is seeking low-sugar and low-salt canned items, in addition to its regular requests. See the United Way website (www.unitedwayoxfordms.org) for complete list of suggested items. (May 5, 2010)

Volunteers needed Saturday

The United Way is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger in Lafayette County by collecting food goods for The Pantry at Kroger and Walmart on Saturday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to accept food donations at the stores. Contact Kathy Sukanek at United Way at 236-4265 or ksuwlou@bellsouth.net if you have an hour or two to give to accept food donations. This year The Pantry is seeking low-sugar and low-salt canned items, in addition to its regular requests. See the United Way website (www.unitedwayoxfordms.org) for complete list of suggested items. (May 5, 2010)

Volunteers Needed Saturday

The United Way is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger in Lafayette County by collecting food goods for The Pantry at Kroger and Walmart on Saturday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to accept food donations at the stores. Contact Kathy Sukanek at the United Way at 236-4265 or ksuwlou@bellsouth.net if you have an hour or two to give to accept food donations. This year the Pantry is seeking low sugar and low salt canned items, in addition to their regular requests. See United Way website (www.unitedwayoxfordms.org) for complete list of suggested items. (May 5, 2010)

Letters to the Editor

Clark Hunt was pleased with the turnout at the recent Homeless Task Force meeting, but wants to make sure local government officials and members of the community remain aware of the needs of the Interfaith Compassion Ministry which offers most of the assistance now. (March 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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