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Oxford Lions Club

Christmas parade rolls Monday

The annual Lions Club Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, starting from the Mid-Town Shopping Center, down North Lamar Boulevard, around the Square and up University Avenue, ending at the Gertrude Ford Center. Organizers are asking those attending the parade to consider other parking options than Mid-Town since it gets full quickly. (November 26, 2013, Page 1)

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    Lions helps visually impaired man

    The Oxford Lions Club has given a local man the “power of the written word” by donating toward the purchase of a Braille writer. (February 13, 2013, Page 1)

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      Holiday parade to roll Monday

      The Oxford Lions Club is once again gearing up for its annual Oxford Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The parade starts from Mid-Town Shopping Center and goes down to the Square and ends at the Gertrude Ford Center on University Avenue. (November 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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        Lion’s Club continues to be ‘knights of the blind’

        The Oxford Lions have helped the needy obtain eye glasses for almost 70 years when the club was first chartered.

        The club gives out about two $125 grants a month to adults and children who cannot afford to purchase glasses and, for whatever reason, are not eligible for Medicaid.

        The club also takes donations of old eye glasses that are recycled and given to needy families. Old eye glasses can be dropped off at most Oxford eye clinics or the Bank of Commerce, 1610 W. Jackson Ave. Monetary donations for the eye program can be mailed to Oxford Lions, P.O. Box 1751, Oxford MS 38655 or given to any local Lions Club member. For more information, call Mulkey at 234-2220. (August 25, 2010, Page 1)

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          Can you hear me now?

          During the weekly meeting of the Oxford Lions Club, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley explained the state’s Zap the Gap program. The program is aimed at improving cell phone coverage in rural areas. Brandon told members that the number of people reporting no cellular service in Layfayette County is “amazing.” (July 14, 2010, Page 1)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Abbeville Mayor Betsy Aloway and the Abbeville Board of Aldermen wrote an open letter to thank Bob Collier, North East Power, District 3 Supervisor and Lafayette County workers for helping their community after the tornado last weekend, while Terry Haller wrote to tell how well Mississippi Public Broadcasting helped him with storm details and weather info. Kevin and Beverly Cole and Jeremy Freelon wrote to thank the Oxford Lion’s Club for their help in raising funds for the Lions All-State band, while Holt Montgomery wrote to say that condo dwellers in Oxford would also like to be part of curbside recycling. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

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              Oxford Lions Club

              Meets at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail oxfordlionsclub@hughes.net, or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (March 22, 2010)

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                Oxford Lions Club

                Will meet at noon Tuesday at Fat Cat’s Catfish & Steaks on Old College Hill Road. For more information or to apply for membership, call Ron Kitchens at 915-5038, e-mail oxfordlionsclub@hughes.net, or see http://lionwap.org/oxfordms. (March 8, 2010)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jean M. Shaw of the Homeless Task Force thanks members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community for attending a meeting about the local homeless problem, while Oxford Lions Club treasurer John Mulkey asks the community to help the club raise funds for local members of the Mississippi Lions Club All-State Band who will be traveling to Australia this summer. (February 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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