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Grants awarded to local nonprofits

LOFT, Tourism help fund popular events and services by awarding several grants recently for more than $60K. (September 20, 2013, Page 1A, 8A)

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    $10K top prize at St. John Drawdown

    The St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church’s annual Drawdown fundraiser, where $10,000 is up for grabs, is this Friday at the Oxford Conference Center. Tickets are $125 per couple, or $150 with insurance. For more information, call 607-0706. (May 15, 2013, Page 3)

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      Yes, we like our charity events around here

      Mississippians are known for giving, and those in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community must be among the best in the Magnolia State at that. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the popular local charity events after helping count votes for Best of Oxford. (April 16, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Melinda Staples of the Feed the Hunger Project writes to thank all of the individuals and groups who came together to help pack more than 109,000 meals at the recent Feed the Hunger Pack-a-thon. (March 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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          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)

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            Giving – it’s something we’re good at

            If you’re lending someone a helping hand, then give yourself a hand. In a state and a community that’s known for supporting charitable causes, there are plenty of options. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our giving spirit and some of the possibilities to get involved with this spring. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Showing our appreciation to those who help others

              Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on, and appreciate all that we have without dwelling on what we don’t have. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes that perhaps we need to spend a bit more time thinking about others who aren’t as fortunate and consider helping those who help others. She suggests, in particular, considering helping the local Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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