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City Market extends season to Thanksgiving

Oxford’s City Market will remain open until the week of Thanksgiving and can now accept EBT food stamp cards at the market. (October 15, 2013, Page 1)

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    Fed shutdown hits home

    Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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      Food Stamp Fallout

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

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        Disaster victims can get food help

        The Mississippi Department of Human Services is offering a one-time food assistance program to the residents of the storm-damaged areas of Lafayette County. Residents have until 7 p.m. Friday to apply for the assistance. To apply, visit the DHS office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday. The office is located at 819 Jackson Ave. For more information, call 866-920-6362. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)

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          New service by The Pantry

          The Pantry is teaming up with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to make it easier for people in need to get food by providing a place to sign up for food stamps.

          From 10 a.m. to noon on each first and third Tuesday of the month, Pantry volunteers will help clients fill out the application for the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs — formerly known as food stamps. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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            Help still available for tornado victims

            After being open for two days, 18 storm victims have visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center in Abbeville, according to FEMA spokeswoman Renee Bafalis. About 13 have also registered for emergency relief services online, Bafalis said. Federal and state programs have been made available for those who have registered. (May 20, 2010, Page 1)

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