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Young folks help others: Under-30 age group no slouches at volunteering

Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out apathetic younger generation? Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young Americans are more serious about giving back than their parents were. (December 30, 2014)

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    Ceremony thanks first responders

    A ceremony was held Thursday evening in the Grove to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance activities and to honor local first responders and remember those who gave their lives by running into the burning Twin Towers when everyone else was running out. (September 12, 2014, Page 1)

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      Patterson recognizes national volunteers locally

      Mayor Pat Patterson recognized local volunteers this morning during the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service event at City Hall. (April 1, 2014, Page 2)

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        MLK’s life still inspires others

        The local 2014 MLK Day of Service was hosted Monday at the Jackson Avenue Center. Over 50 people volunteered for the event and another 50 signed up for services around the community. (January 21, 2014, Page 1)

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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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            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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              Community remembers Sept. 11

              Several events were held around Oxford Wednesday to honor and remember those lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as well as to honor veterans and first responders around the LOU community. (September 12, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                Community to remember 9/11 through service

                Representatives from Volunteer Oxford, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State Veterans Home and other area agencies formed a committee to plan events in conjunction with the National Day of Service effort, planning several events on 9/11 aimed at remembering and honoring the fallen of that day and the heroes of today. (September 5, 2013, Page 1)

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                  Volunteer program will continue

                  Volunteer Oxford will be seeking a new director since Kelly Graeber has accepted a public relations position with the Oxford School District. The volunteer center is in its last year of a three-year grant. (June 18, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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                    Events encourage people to get outdoors

                    Oxford Park Commission celebrates national Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pat Lamar Park. Various activities will be held for both children and adults, from children’s fishing in Lake Patsy to football tosses, face painting, camping and hiking and the Art-to-Go will be on hand. Includes collaboration between Leadership Lafayette, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ole Miss Outdoors, U.S. Forestry Service, Boys and Girls Scouts, the Lafayette County 4-H club and Volunteer Oxford. (June 7, 2013, Page 3A)

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