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St. Thomas the Apostle Council 13174 in Chickasaw dedicated its newly renovated meeting room in honor of James A. Cooper, a deceased council member who was instrumental in starting the remodeling process. Cooper's family was invited as special guests to the dedication ceremony.

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Father Walter Rajmund Council 12473 in Camden donated $2,000 to area charities and $400 to a Catholic school in Haiti. Funds for the donations were raised at a variety of council functions.

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Msgr. William McKune Council 14471 in Louisville hosted the annual Knights of Columbus Motorcycle Ride for Wednesday's Child. More than 160 riders participated in the event, which raised about $3,350. Following the ride, participants enjoyed a lunch of bean soup, chili, bratwurst and hotdogs prepared by the council. Wednesday's Child helps facilitate the adoption of children in difficult circumstances or with disabilities.

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Franklin Council 1420 hosted a 24-hour eucharistic adoration event to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Titled "Storm Heaven with Prayers for Vocations," the event saw members assigned to pray for one-hour periods throughout the entire day.

John F. Kennedy Council 2952 in Hammond traveled to the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg, Miss., to feed the troops there. With donations from the council and local businesses, Knights cooked and served 460 barbecue chicken dinners for the Missouri National Guard Military Police Battalion, which is scheduled for deployment overseas in 2012.

Members of St. Luke Council 9973 in Slidell and the youth group at St. Luke Church erected a pro-life cross display at their parish.

Christ the King Circle 4114 in Simmesport hosted a balloon launch and special investiture ceremony following Mass Sept. 11 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Oscar J. Gelpi Council 6872 in Picayune and its ladies' auxiliary held a pro-life art show, titled "Life Is All Around Us," that raised $5,000 for an area pregnancy resource center. The show saw submissions from 88 artists, all of whom composed their art around the show's theme. The event also featured raffles and a silent auction, as well as a preview buffet and an awards night.

St. Jude Centennial Council 8038 in Jackson erected a pro-life cross display at St. Jude Church in honor of Respect Life Month.

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Members of Father Patrick McAlpine Council 9094 in Biloxi and C. Mark Landry Assembly in D'Iberville tack a new sign onto a wooden billboard while erecting a pro-life display at Sacred Heart Church. Knights erected a pro-life cross display and two signs at the church that read "Abortion is always the wrong choice" and "Motherhood … don't miss it!"

Father Leo John Dehon Council 14051 in Olive Branch helped facilitate the donation of two ultrasound machines to the CARE Pregnancy Resource Center in Southaven. When a local college purchased new ultrasound machines for its sonogram technician program, it donated its old machines to Council 14051 for the pregnancy center. Knights arranged a rental truck to deliver the machines and built a new examination table to accompany them.

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Young people monitor their fishing lines during a children's fishing rodeo co-sponsored by Msgr. James J. Hickey Council 6695 and the City of Bristol. More than 165 children, ages 4-12 participated in the event, with competitors divided into age groups. Winners received trophies, bicycles and DVD players.

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Members of St. Henry Council 12012 in Nashville stand with one of the council's outdoor nativity scenes that Knights sold in the months leading up to Christmas. Council members constructed 34 nativity scenes, which are made from exterior-grade plywood, and sold them at their parish after Mass. The sets raised about $2,300 for the council's charitable fund. Pictured are: Kent Millspaugh, Lou Bervoets, Jack Obrohta and Don Meyer.

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In Spring 2010, Southwest Council 3910 in Houston received a request from a Knight in Massachusetts seeking assistance for his sister, who was in Houston at the MD Andersen Cancer Center receiving treatment for leukemia. Though the woman lived in Florida, her condition was so severe that she required treatment at a more advanced hospital. What followed was an outpouring of support over the next 18 months in which the council solicited white blood cell donors to help with the woman's treatment; provided assistance to the woman's family, who made frequent back-and-forth trips from the East Coast; and invited the woman and her family to multiple council events.

Father Michael J. McGivney Council 5967 in Austin and its ladies' auxiliary held a pancake breakfast and bake sale to raise money for the victims of recent wildfires. With assistance from Boy Scout Troop 89, the event raised more than $2,500.

Good Shepherd Council 6358 in Schertz hosted its annual senior luncheon at its council hall on Columbus Day. Knights prepared barbecue chicken, baked beans and pasta salad for more than 340 senior citizens. Afterward, attendees could get free flu shots and play bingo. The council had assistance at the event from Good Shepherd Circle 2530 and from area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Members of Holy Spirit Council 8157 in Duncanville volunteered 320 hours to design, build and install new cabinets in the sacristy of their parish church. Father Joe Lee, pastor of Holy Spirit Church, has specific requests for the renovation of the sacristy, including deeper closets and drawers for liturgical garments and equipment. By undertaking the work themselves, Knights saved the parish approximately $18,000.

St. Monica Council 12601 in Cameron and Church of the Visitation Council 13902 in Lott co-hosted its annual respect-life chain along Highway 77. Knights from both councils, along with their spouses and children, held pro-life signs along the side of the road for approximately 90 minutes.

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