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Letters to the Editor

Members of the Lovepack program board write about all of the projects and assistance the Young Professionals of Oxford have been involved with to help their mission. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

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    What would you do with lottery winnings?

    Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jean M. Shaw writes to thank the Ole Miss Enrollment and Orientation staff and Ole Miss students for helping with local charities, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the Bost Farms and local gardeners who make regular contributions of vegetables to The Pantry. (August 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the individuals and groups who volunteered and those who held events for making the past month a special one for the local food Pantry, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank Wayne Andrews and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council for making Oxford such an agreeable destination. (October 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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          The road to Jericho

          Most know the story of the Good Samaritan, but how many of us practice charity with any regularity? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at a handout he got the other day that explores the Indian Creed. Two principles he mentions involve not being greedy when others are in need and being in service to others. (April 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Giving – it’s something we’re good at

            If you’re lending someone a helping hand, then give yourself a hand. In a state and a community that’s known for supporting charitable causes, there are plenty of options. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our giving spirit and some of the possibilities to get involved with this spring. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Pike Powder Puff scores big for charities

              The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, along with the nine sororities on the University of Mississippi campus, recently held the first annual Pike Powder Puff philanthropy event. The event raised $25,000 for three charities — Feed The Hunger, More Than A Meal and Love For Life. (March 4, 2011, Page 3A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Marti Stark, president of the Oxford Exchange Club, writes to challenge members of the community to help collect canned goods for the Pantry. She gives examples of “competition” that could help with donations and lists sites for dropping off collections. (February 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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