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Mississippi State Veterans Home

July 4 begins with a bang

There is no shortage in Fourth of July events in Oxford this year with new and old favorites beginning on Wednesday that will honor veterans, raise money for area organizations and speak to the spirit.

(more…) (July 2, 2013, Page 1)

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    Inspection finds vets home infraction-free

    No infractions were found in a recent survey of standards performed at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (December 7, 2012, Page 2A)

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      Bond unbroken by dementia

      Owen and John Turner have been close all their lives. Having Alzheimer’s hasn’t changed that. The two brothers now live together at the Mississippi State Veterans Home. (November 22, 2012, Page 1A)

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        UM graduate receives state award

        Mississippi State Veterans Home Recreation Director Matt Lowry of Oxford was awarded the Employee of the Quarter by the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board Friday. (November 12, 2012, Page 3A)

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          Saluting our veterans

          A community Veterans Day Celebration is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory. Another service will also be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the MS State Veterans Home in Oxford. Read details for both services in today’s EAGLE. (November 9, 2012, Page 1A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Mary Jo Abraham writes to urge members of the community to thank and assist a veteran as part of the national salute to veterans during Valentine’s Day week. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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              Bridges gets early start at hard work

              Burley Bridges learned about hard work while in the Civilian Conservation Corps before entering the U.S. Army in 1939. Bridges’ story is part of a series of stories about residents at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

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                Valor recalled

                Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.

                — Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson

                — Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.

                — Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)

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                  The man with many names

                  Air Force veteran Willie Kimmons is this week’s featured veteran. He’s considered by many to be “the life” of the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (May 6, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Group effort made to bring vets’ home to Oxford

                    The community worked together to bring the Mississippi State Veterans Home to Oxford in 1996 – four years after the State Veteran’s Affairs Board announced its intent to build three homes around Mississippi. Today, the community’s support of the home is just as important as it was 15 years ago. To help show support of our veterans, the Oxford EAGLE will be running a weekly profile of several veterans living at the home today. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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