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Monday, September 1, 2014

Avent Park

Shopping options south of town? Yes, please

Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)

Park Commission OKs two new projects

The Oxford Park Commission approved starting a new lacrosse program and a new Born Learning Trail at Avent Park. (July 11, 2013, Page 1)

Weather stalls Avent park drainage project

A storm water drainage structure will be installed at Avent Park to help alleviate flooding and runoff once the weather improves, according to city officials. (March 5, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Survey finds accessibility issues

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability in Oxford is reviewing a lengthy report that highlights areas where the city fails to meet ADA requirements in city-owned buildings,parks and programs. (May 18, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Letters to the Editor

Susan Kelly writes to thank all of the businesses and others who helped make the local Girl Scouts’ StoryWalk project a success, while Austin G. of Harlan, Iowa, writes to ask readers for help on his fifth-grade social studies project. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

StoryWalk installed at city park

Girl Scout Troop 20356 of Oxford has installed a StoryWalk along the nature trail in Avent Park. The story features 28 laminated pages of a children’s book on stakes that were placed about 10 feet apart. Young walkers can read the story as they walk along the path. (April 24, 2012, Page 1)

Groups invited to take part in Party in the Park

To help provide information about organizations aimed at offering support for parents for the prevent of child abuse and neglect, several organizations have come together to hold the annual Party in the Park on April 14 at Avent Park in recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. (April 3, 2012, Page 3)

Letters to the Editor

Terry Haller writes about some surprising views and information he heard at the recent meeting about the Avent flood control project, while Don K. Mutchler writes about the strange logic that must have been used in making decisions about the recent death of a cyclist. (March 9, 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

David Heckel of the Oxford Community Tennis Association writes to point out the need for more tennis courts and facilities in Oxford, citing the recent OCTA Junior Tennis Tournament as an example of how the community would benefit from more, and large, tournaments. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)

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