With Tommie Shelby’s induction into the Buster Dixon Walk of Fame and the unveiling of a plaque recognizing all of the winners of the award for contributions to the local summer softball scene, Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his involvement in, and memories of, Oxford Park Commission youth and adult softball. (April 20, 2011, Page 4A)
The Oxford Park Commission’s Haunted Forest will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Avent Park. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Adults must accompany children under 6. (October 27, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission’s Haunted Forest will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Thursday at Avent Park. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Adults must accompany children under 6. (October 27, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission begins the spooky festivities this week with its annual Halloween Egg Hunt at Avent Park at 6 this evening. Children, ages 4 to 9, must be in costume and they’re reminded to bring their baskets. (October 27, 2010)
David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)
The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Film Festival will host free “Movie Night” in the parks this summer. The movie “The Goonies” will be screened at Avent Park on Friday. “Kung Fu Panda” will be shown July 16 at Bailey Branch Park. “Field of Dreams” will be screened July 30 at FNC Sports Complex.
Live music will be performed before the films are shown. On Friday, Maybelle’s Lovers will perform. On July 16, Silas Reed and Da’Books will perform and on July 30, Donovan McCain and the Troubadour Band will provide the live music.
Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and movie pals to enjoy a night of free entertainment. All movies start at dusk. For more information, visit www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (June 16, 2010)
With a 60 percent chance of rain predicted for most of the day today, the Oxford Park Commission’s first Movie in the Park event might have be put off for another day. OPC officials say they will decide by 3 this afternoon whether to postpone the event to Saturday. Check the OPC website at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or call 232-2380. (June 4, 2010, Page 3A)
Senior Status Judge Kay Cobb has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to temporarily remove her from active assignments and has recused herself in the current active case to which she was recently assigned to avoid conflict with being the chairwoman of the newly established Tea Party Oxford. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)
Patti C. Harris writes to take issue with a recent column by Don Whitten, and urges readers to take action on their own to know and protect their rights. (April 15, 2010, Page 4)
A TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally will be held in Oxford Saturday at Avent Park. Families are welcomed, and balloons and flags will be available for the children. Bring your own lawnchairs. Musical entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. The formal presentation will begin at 10:30. Among the speakers will be Russell Latino, an Ole Miss Law graduate, often heard as a guest host for “On Deadline with Sid Salter” and “The Gallo Show” on Super Talk Mississippi radio, Bryan Fischer, host of the daily two hour “Focal Point” program on American Family Radio, and Scott Kendricks, a veteran. For more information, contact Kay Cobb at (662) 816-9316 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ray Garrett, (662) 281-0438 or email@example.com, or visit the Web site, www.teapartyoxford.com. (April 14, 2010)