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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Randal Loyed

Veterans Park opens Saturday

After almost three years of fundraising, local veteran associations will be officially opening the Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday at 10 a.m. during a dedication ceremony. (June 25, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Memorial Day ceremonies slated for Monday

Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to choose from, giving everyone a chance to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the liberties we all enjoy today. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Community to salute local heroes

Several events are planned for Veterans Day to help honor and celebrate those who serve our country. (November 10, 2011, Page 1)

Artist gives eagle face lift for freedom

Local woman paints eagle at new Veterans Memorial Park as her way to honor those who fought for freedom. Phase 1 of the park is almost complete, according to organizers. (October 27, 2011, Page 1)

Valor recalled

Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.

— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson

— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.

— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)

Veterans Park closer to fundraising goal

The VFW, American Legion, Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans have been holding several fundraisers over the past year to raise money toward building the park that will be located on Veterans Boulevard, across from the Veterans State Home. So far, a pavilion with bathrooms has been constructed. The land has been cleared and lights have been installed along with some benches. Fundraising efforts continue with an upcoming Valentine’s Day raffle. (February 3, 2011, Page 2)

Letters to the Editor

John-Ray Sockwell writes to thanks those who helped with his Eagle Scout project to build a fence at the Veterans Memorial Park, while J.M. Kiger writes to say that we need to find a way or certain times to allow pets to use Lamar Park. (November 11, 2010, Page 4)

Boy Scout builds fence for veterans

John-Ray Sockwell, 16, has spent the past four months building a fence around the new Veteran’s Memorial Park on Veterans Boulevard. The project was part of his efforts to be named an Eagle Scout. (November 8, 2010, Page 1A)

Poker Run to raise funds for veterans park

Local vets are hoping hundreds come out next month wearing their best poker faces and geared up for a full-day of fun.

The Veterans of Foreign War Clubs from Southaven and Oxford are sponsoring a Poker Run on Sept. 11 that will take motorcycle riders from Oxford to Holly Springs to Southaven to Hernando and back to Oxford.

Funds raised during the event will benefit the new Veterans Memorial Park in Oxford. (August 30, 2010, Page 3A)

Veterans Memorial Park shapes up

A park is taking shape thanks to the help of the city of Oxford. The Veterans Memorial Park is beginning to take shape as Bennett Construction crews have been placing curbing along the street. The addition of sidewalks next week will make it easier to walk  from the State Veterans Home, past the new park and down the hill to the Veterans Building. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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