Guest columnist Taylor McGraw takes a look at one part of the local recreational scene that is missing in all of the improvements of the last couple of decades – more basketball courts. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)
The race for the Ward 6 seat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen will be decided Tuesday and candidates Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison say they are thankful for the experience and the support shown to them by their fellow neighbors. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)
Ward 6 residents will be electing one of three candidates Tuesday to fill the Ward 6 seat on the Board of Aldermen. Read some of their stances on local issues in today’s EAGLEVoting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Activity Center. (February 10, 2012, Page 1A)
Volunteer Oxford, the community’s new volunteer center, needs area residents to volunteer on a day of service and remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 11. Various service site activities will focus on hunger and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.
Local nonprofits benefiting from this day will be community resources that address hunger: The Pantry, More Than a Meal, Love Packs and the Oxford Community Garden. Volunteers will also honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 by working alongside local heroes.
Service site projects include community-wide food drives, gardening and landscaping projects, and helping organize and prepare food. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate.
The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance will kick off at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Oxford Activity Center. Volunteers will work on various service projects that afternoon with a 5 p.m. community supper at Lamar Park. Volunteers will receive a complimentary dinner on the grounds with the community invited to participate in the 9/11 service community event. The community will observe a moment of silence and also recognize and honor police, firefighters, and military servicemen and women.
To volunteer, contact Kelly Shannon at 236-6662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (September 6, 2011)
WinShape Camps C3 (Camps Connecting Communities) made Oxford one of three stops in Mississippi as it opened up its day camp for more than 200 area children this week at the Oxford Community Center. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)
Seniors get down, turn around and go to town while doing some “boot scootin’ boogie” during the RSVP line dancing class offered for free to those 55 years old and up at the Oxford Activity Center. See today’s Oxford Living. (March 4, 2011, Page 1B)
A.B. Wilson writes to relate a disturbing incident that happened in connection with the recent Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game, while Nell Green writes to explain some of the policies and practices required when holding a local election. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)
The Lafayette County TRIAD will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Oxford Activity Center located at 400 Price St. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (November 10, 2010)
While a national program, the local North Centeral Medical Reserve Corps was founded locally about a year ago and is partnered with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. MRC was given federal money to start the program that is under Oxford’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program umbrella.
MRC volunteers will assist in medical disaster operations during times of emergency and participate throughout the year doing public education programs that will touch on subjects such as pandemic flues, disaster preparedness and good health topics.
MRC is holding an information meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Activity Center in hopes of recruiting more volunteers for its program. (October 25, 2010, Page 2A)
With schools in the area, state, region and country reporting problems, there’s no question that the local Oxford School District is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Editor Jonathan Scott talks about how well the school has done in relation to his children who have gone through the system, and he urges all to help continue that tradition of educational excellence by supporting the $30 million bond issue next Tuesday. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)