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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Africa

Ships of mercy: Vessels of grace

Religion columnist Randy Weeks discuses medical ministry, Mercy Ships, that was featured on “60 minutes” recently. (August 16, 2013, Page 5B)

MS family with Oxford connection helps former ‘lost boy of Sudan”

Oxford-based Guest Realty and Land have been involved in mission work in Africa. (February 22, 2013, Page 5B)

Raspberry leaves legacy for nation and Mississippi

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at some of the accomplishments and words of wisdom of one of her journalistic heroes, Okolona’s William Raspberry, who died earlier this week. (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

Vets show appreciation for Nutt’s Middle East trip

On Wednesday, the Oxford Military Order of the Purple Heart presented University of Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt with a plaque of appreciation for Nutt visiting troops in the Middle East two years as part of the Under Armour Coaches Tour. (April 21, 2011, Page 8)

Mother, son share the importance of art together

Mary Sloan was tickled pink and more than a bit surprised when her 20-year-old son asked her to take an art history class with him at the University of Mississippi during the winter intersession. She writes about sharing her love for art with her son in today’s Oxford Generations column. (February 25, 2011, Page 1B)

Art gallery sells art to help African orphans

The S&J Gallery and Collectibles on the Square is selling African art to help support orphans in Kenya who lost their parents because of the HIV/AIDS virus.

The art was sent by the head of the Living Testimony Organization in Kenya at the request of Oxford resident Janice Carr who learned about the organization and its plight while visiting Africa this fall. (December 10, 2010, Page 3A)

Local woman reaches ‘roof of Africa’

View snow at the summit

Janice Carr walked for six days up Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, as part of a personal life goal that she used to help raise funds for Angel Ranch, an emergency shelter for the victims of child abuse and neglect. (October 7, 2010, Page 1)

Group helps Ghana’s needy

A team of medical personal and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church members traveled to Ghana, Africa, last month where they administered medicine for the bodies and ministered to their spirits.

The 13-member team consisted of two nurses, a nurse practitioner and a dentist. Other team members included Bible school teachers, support staff, a minister and team leader, Hollis Crowder.

(more…) (September 20, 2010, Page 1A)

Pledges sought for Angel Ranch benefit

With her trip to Africa just a month away, Janice Carr is hoping to gain more pledges in her attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of Angel Ranch. Pledges can be made online at www.angelranch.org or by calling 234-3320. (August 11, 2010, Page 1)

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