The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)
This week’s Educational Excellence pick is Amy Tidwell. She is part of the Oxford Junior Auxiliary and will be overseeing the annual Stuff the Bus event to benefit children in Lafayette and Oxford School Districts. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)
In an ever-changing world where few things are permanent and long-lasting, it’s hard to imagine owning anything for 51 years. Most marriage don’t even last that long. But Oxford resident Tony Harris, 81, has a pet turtle that he plucked from the grass in 1963. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)
A year after John Jarrett retired and moved to Oxford with his wife, Mary, he was diagnosed with a heart condition.
“When I was working, I got exhausted, sweated profusely and had a shortness of breath,” he said.
He was diagnosed with blocked arteries. That led to a triple bypass surgery.
During recovery Jarrett was told about Mended Hearts, an organization that offers hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Today, there are more than 300 chapters nationwide offering programs, support group meetings and educational forums that help people understand there’s life after a heart disease diagnosis. (July 18, 2014, Page 1)
Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)
Columnist Joanne Wilkinson is asking for everyone’s help to keep Oxford looking clean. (July 18, 2014, Page 1B)
It’s a combination of three familiar games and it’s regaining popularity after being reintroduced in the LOU community. To read more about pickleball, see the story in today’s Oxford Living section. (July 18, 2014, Page 1B)
Forty-five years ago this week, The Oxford EAGLE reported on a school bond issue and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (July 16, 2014, Page 1)
This week’s Education Excellence star is Jessica Peralta. Peralta will start teaching at Oxford High School in the fall. (July 15, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford Park Commission day campers were skilled in disaster preparedness activities Wednesday by local Emergency Management Coordinators. The children also constructed a mini disaster preparedness kit. (July 11, 2014, Page 1B)