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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Community joins together to help others

Community members gathered at Oxford-University United Methodist Church on Thursday for a popular local fundraiser: Empty Bowls. The benefit for the local food pantry featured nearly two dozen soups for patrons to choose from as well as 700 handmade bowls. (February 15, 2015, Page 1C)

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    Oxford hosts first Giving Tuesday

    The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County, Volunteer Oxford, North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps and Lafayette County RSVP partnered together to kick off the first Oxford Giving Tuesday. Donations were taken at the Oxford Activity Center for several organizations to benefit their needs. (December 4, 2013, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of The Pantry, to thank all of the volunteers and members of the community who made donations to help service the needy during the month of October. (November 13, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Nancy J. Smith writes to complain about annoying phone calls from candidates at election time as well as seeing campaign signs left up after the election, while Mark Camarigg writes to thank the local residents and businesses who helped make the 8th annual Blues Symposium a big success. (March 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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          A soft touch during hard times

          News Editor Jonathan Scott’s notion that the L-O-U community is a caring and giving one was only reinforced by recent work that showed 13 pages in the popular FYI section are dedicated to groups who give to the community. He also pointed to fundraisers and events held just in the past week that show local citizens, even in tough times, are ready to help others. (June 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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