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OPC makes positive first impression

Want to get involved with local government and helping the community? As News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, you don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to vote. Scott points out a project by a local Girl Scout group that involved going before a local board, the Oxford Park Commission, for permission and approval and then following through to help improve things in the community. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jessica Perkins writes to thank the individuals and groups who donated time and resources to help the More Than a Meal program in January and February, while Lynn Wilkins writes to thank Knit1 Oxford and the Fiber Festival for putting together a raffle that raised funds for OEPE and LEFE. (February 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

      Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Oxford Pantry to thank all of its volunteers in the month of December and to remind the community about the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Ready to run in, or help with, Run for Hope?

          The third annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K is only about six weeks away, and Editor Don Whitten writes to encourage runners in the community and area to register and volunteers to sign up to help with the popular winter event that raises funds for the Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes at Camp Hopewell. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Alison Wilkes writes to thank the deer hunter whose recent kill was turned into a blessing for several families and to note that others in the community have been generous as well. (January 11, 2012, Page 4)

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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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                In the midst of a remarkable revival

                News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson writes to remind members of the community to take care and be proactive with their belongings if leaving town for any length of time during the winter break, while Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry to thank all of the volunteers and those who made donations during November and all of 2011. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the community-minded volunteers who help The Pantry and to inform readers that specially-designed Pantry Donation cards are available for the holiday season. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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