Notice more parking spaces around the Square? How about shorter lines in stores and restaurants? With the weather nice, that generally means one thing around Oxford – spring break. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what many locals consider one of the best weeks of the year. (March 14, 2012, Page 4)
Robert Allen writes to remind readers that March 14-20 is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week and to give information about plans for the local MS group, while Laura Bradley writes to urge columnists, cartoonists, readers and friends to leave Charlie Sheen alone. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)
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)
Keeping your dog on a leash has been the law inside the city of Oxford for several years, but was only loosely enforced at the Lamar Park — until now.
Oxford police and animal control officers haven’t felt the need to crack down on dogs running free while chasing sticks or Frisbees at the park until now. Dog owners can expect to see this law strictly enforced after a woman was knocked down by a loose dog while at Lamar Park on Thursday. The fall resulted in the woman breaking her wrist.
The Oxford Police Department and Animal Control officers will issue warnings for one week, Martin said. After that, citations will be issue. The fine for violating the city’s leash law is $174. (November 5, 2010, Page 2A)
Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis being held Sunday, April 18, at Lamar Park. Check-in is at 1:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 2. Participants will walk to spread awareness and to raise the much-needed funds to combat this devastating disease.
Walkers can complete the Great Strides Challenge (5K) or simply take a short, afternoon stroll on the Lamar Park Walking Trail to show their support for CF patients. No minimum donation required to participate. Beverages and snacks will be provided to all walkers. For more information and/or to pre-register online, visit www.cff.org/greatstrides. You can also call 1-800 FIGHT CF. (April 7, 2010)