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Veteran spends precious time helping others

When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Volunteers honored during MLK Day

    Four community service-minded people were honored during the MLK Day of Service on Monday at the Oxford Activity Center where service to the community was the focus.

     (January 20, 2015, Page 1)

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      Have the giving spirit year-round

      It’s obvious that most are very giving and generous during the holidays, but local columnist T.J. Ray calls on everyone to continue that giving spirit regardless of what the calendar says. (January 9, 2015, Page 4)

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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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          Red Cross changes ahead

          The American Red Cross is doing some more reorganization which will change the administrative structure of the organization but won’t change the services they provide to Lafayette County. (October 20, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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            RSVP moves to new location

            Due to air quality issues, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program moved from where it’s been operating out of for 37 years, under the Skipwith Cottage, to its new home, on South 16th Street. (August 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Big Event helps in big way

              More than 1,700 Ole Miss students took to the streets of Oxford and Lafayette County, to volunteer at more than 200 projects for the university’s fourth Big Event. (March 24, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Pantry volunteer enjoys helping others

                Guff Abbott was named Volunteer of the Year at The Pantry for his 12 years of service. (January 21, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Newest Habitat home dedicated

                  Nakia Carrothers and her two children moved in their new home last month that was built through the Oxford-Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity. (November 4, 2013, Page 1A)

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                    Local Red Cross chapter reviews past year

                    The Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross in Oxford reviewed the past fiscal year during its year-end luncheon Wednesday at the Oxford & Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. (October 31, 2013, Page 1)

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