Area sportsmen, fishermen and outsdoorsmen all got good news Tuesday when Sen. Thad Cochran released a statement noting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineeers would be spending nearly $27 million on projects throughout the state, including work at the four area reservoirs at Sardis, Endi, Grenada and Arkabutla lakes. (February 4, 2015, Page 4A)
Budget cuts have led to a reduction in operations and maintenance services at recreational facilities at several lakes operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including those at Sardis Lake. (June 13, 2011, Page 1)
OXFORD TOWN – The Enid Lake Dam recreation complex is a perfect spot for fishermen and families looking for a fun weekend activity and it’s where Ranger Deborah Freeman teaches visitors about the natural world. Check out Page 16 in this week’s Oxford Town for full details of the perfect “daycation” spot right in our own backyard as seen through the eyes of OT columnist Michelle McAnally. (September 16, 2010, Page 16)
OXFORD TOWN — Want to get out of the house but are overwhelmed by your choices? Fret not. Oxford Town Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally breaks down her list of the top ten outdoor activities in and around Oxford beginning on Page 22 of this week’s special Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town. McAnally will take you on an outdoor tour that stretches from the Ole Miss Campus to Oxford, to Taylor, to area lakes including Sardis, Puskus and Enid. Jump in and cool off! (August 19, 2010, Page 22-25)
A Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake on Saturday. This free event, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, is for children ages 15 and younger. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing will continue until 11 a.m. A free hot dog lunch will be served.
The Visitor Education Center pond will be stocked with catfish for this youth activity. Young anglers should bring their own fishing equipment and bait along with a container to take their catch home. Prizes will be awarded for tagged fish.
This event is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing. Adults are encouraged to bring their children, neighbors, and friends for a memorable morning of fishing fun.
The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east. For more information about the Youth Rodeo or other programs and events call (662) 563-8068 or visit the NMFH website at http://home.mdwfp.com/NMFH/. (May 21, 2010)