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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Everyday Heroes

Oxford firefighters help wheelchair-bound man

Oxford firefighters help a wheelchair-bound man down three flights of stairs.

 (March 27, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Local student cycles to benefit those with disabilities

    Former Lafayette High and current University of Mississippi student Jeremy Roy will be part of Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy project, The Ability Experience, when he bikes across the country raising funds and helping those with disabilities. (February 20, 2015, Page 1A)

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      Christmas Store distributed 1,200 gifts this season

      The B.B. gun he received when he was 7, and the computer he got in the eighth-grade in the mid-1980s are the two most memorable Christmas gifts Jonathan Mattox received as a child. (December 26, 2014)

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        Richmond lends culinary talents to bring everyone together

        St. John’s Church member Basil Richmond cooked turkeys in preparation for the church’s annual Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday. He and other members dedicate their free time to bringing the community together in many ways involving cooking. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)

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          Everyday Hero – Guitarists share passion at OPC class

          Billy Lamb and  Chris Busby give guitar lessons through the Oxford Park Commission. The popular classes are in need of donations of guitars and other equipment. (September 19, 2014, Page 1)

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            Davis does her part as den mother for scouts

            Everyday Hero Bernece Davis has supported the local Boy Scouts Chapter for several years. A recent lodge was named in her family’s honor. (June 27, 2014, Page 1)

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              Van Besien earns Sullivan Award

              Carol Van Besien, a local volunteer who was recently presented with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award by the McLean Institute at the University of Mississippi, is profiled in a new feature called Everyday Heroes. (May 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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