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Saturday, October 25, 2014

community service

Outgoing school board members deserve our thanks

“Our View” looks at the difficult challenge facing anyone who serves on a school board, and thanks outgoing board members Mike McPhail of Lafayette and Denny Tosh of Oxford for their service. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

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    Student staff serves Oxford

    About 150 community and graduate assistants, CAs and GAs, worked around Oxford Friday performing acts of service that included picking up trash on highways, spending time with senior citizens and veterans and sprucing up the trail at Rowan Oak. (August 11, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Fr. Joe Tonos writes to remind the community of two opportunities to take part in and help with Thanksgiving dinners next week, while Port Kaigler reminds everyone that it’s time again for the Oxford-Ole Miss Rotary Club and Interfaith Compassion Ministry to kick off The Christmas Store season. (November 21, 2013, Page 4)

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        Recognizing those who give to others

        Volunteers honored by Mayors across the U.S. today as part of the first Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Local volunteers are being honored later this month through Volunteer Oxford and RSVP activities. (April 9, 2013, Page 1)

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          UM’s Big Event a big help

          More than 3,000 University of Mississippi students went out into the community Saturday to work at more than 260 different locations, serving the community at local nonprofit organizations, churches, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County or at individual homee where they cleaned, painted, hauled — all to say ‘thank you’ to the community they call home for four years. (April 2, 2012, Page 1)

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            Big Event still looking for community projects

            Organizers of this year’s UM Big Event are seeking more projects from those who live in Oxford and Lafayette County. More than 2,000 students are signed up to help mow lawns, paint fences, pull weeds, pick up trash and any other project that’s up for grabs come March 31. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/bigevent. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Kelly Shannon of Volunteer Oxford writes to point out the local contributions for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance and show how that helps strengthen the community, while Terry JW Buffington writes to thank those in the community for supporting efforts to re-establish a new shelter for families who are victims of domestic violence. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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