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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oxford Park Commission

Climbing the walls, small-town style

Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about the problems parents with small children can have getting enough activity for their kids in the winter and says the Oxford Park Commission’s decision to have a free-play session will make a big difference. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

So, is your age just a number?

Do you feel younger than your age indicates? That’s the goal for all of us, Editor Don Whitten writes as he looks into why and how some folks always seem to appear younger than they actually are. (August 2, 2013, Page 4A)

Treasured memories from Hank Aaron Tri-Plex

Change is part of life and progress is positive. But that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t bittersweet feelings when buildings and fields and such are leveled for new facilities. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing work at the Hank Aaron Tri-Plex making way for new tennis courts, writes about memories of days and nights at the ballparks there. (July 31, 2013, Page 4)

Community garden good for members, others

Guest columnist Stephen Threlkeld writes to point out the benefits of the Oxford Community Garden, including getting good food, sharing time with new friends, attending helpful workshops and donating produce to local causes. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

Grisham’s latest a real page-turner

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at best-selling author John Grisham’s just-released legal thriller, “The Racketeer,” a story about a jailed lawyer who fingers the killer of a federal judge to get out of prison and begin life in witness protection. It’s another page-turner, Whitten writes, and maybe one of the quickest reads of a Grisham work in several years. (October 26, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Heckel of the Oxford Community Tennis Association writes to thank all in the community who helped make the USTA Adult Mixed state championships held here a big success. (September 26, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

Oxford needs more basketball courts

Guest columnist Taylor McGraw takes a look at one part of the local recreational scene that is missing in all of the improvements of the last couple of decades – more basketball courts. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)

OPC makes positive first impression

Want to get involved with local government and helping the community? As News Editor Jonathan Scott writes, you don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to vote. Scott points out a project by a local Girl Scout group that involved going before a local board, the Oxford Park Commission, for permission and approval and then following through to help improve things in the community. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Kelly Shannon writes to thank all of the volunteers and participants in Monday’s inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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