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United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County

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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    Help others next week

    Volunteer Oxford and other local agencies have teamed up to hold Oxford’s first Giving Tuesday, where folks can bring donated items to the Oxford Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations fill their wish lists to help them continue to help others throughout the year. (November 28, 2013, Page 1A)

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      United Way opens call for grant applications

      The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County is now accepting grant applications to distribute nearly $30,000 to qualifying agencies around the community. For more information, call 662-236-4265. (November 3, 2013, Page 1A)

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        United Way begins 2014 campaign

        The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County set a hefty fundraising goal this year at $525,000 during its annual kick-off lunch Wednesday. (September 19, 2013, Page 1)

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          United Way sets fundraising record

          The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County reached its hefty goal to raise $500,000 during its 2012-13 campaign year and even surpassed it by $1,600. (July 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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            Looking for new ways to help

            The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County if offering Community Impact Grants for new, innovative ideas on how to improve health and human services in the LOU community. Deadline for the grant application is May 4. Visit www.unitedwayoxfordms.org for more information. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)

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              County upset with MDOT, MOU

              During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Early education key to success

                The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Health effort proves popular

                  More than 600 people signed up earlier this month for the new health initiative, “Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U.” Many of those same people took advantage of the free hour-long ballroom dancing session offered for those participating in the program Thursday evening at the Oxford Conference Center. The five-month long program will feature special exercise programs and speakers like Patrick House, the winner of season 10 Biggest Loser who be in Oxford Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church. Priority seating goes to those in the program, however the doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for the general public. (January 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Health effort begins Monday

                    Thanks to the a new community health initiative, Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., expert advice and support is free for those who wish to make 2011 the year they start living a healthier lifestyle.

                    The five-month program begins with a registration session Monday through Wednesday at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex any time between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. during these three days to record their weight, height, body mass index, and blood pressure to establish their starting point. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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