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New tennis courts coming

City, county and university officials and community members gathered on the grounds of the Oxford Activity Center Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony for 12 new courts that will be added to the eight existing to form FNC Tennis Center John Leslie Courts. (August 14, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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    Plans for official BMX track off course

    The BMX track built through a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant at FNC Park will probably remain a place for kids to ride their bicycles downa few dirt hills after a state Attorney General’s opinion blocked efforts to make the track an official BMX-sanctioned race track. (August 6, 2013, Page 2)

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      OPC asks to add staff person

      More budget hearing continued this week with the Oxford Park Commission and several other recreational departments presenting their budgets to the Board of Aldermen for review. OPC Director Rob Boyd is requesting another full-time staff person to help manage the growing OPC. (August 2, 2013, Page 2A)

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        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)

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          Events encourage people to get outdoors

          Oxford Park Commission celebrates national Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pat Lamar Park. Various activities will be held for both children and adults, from children’s fishing in Lake Patsy to football tosses, face painting, camping and hiking and the Art-to-Go will be on hand. Includes collaboration between Leadership Lafayette, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ole Miss Outdoors, U.S. Forestry Service, Boys and Girls Scouts, the Lafayette County 4-H club and Volunteer Oxford. (June 7, 2013, Page 3A)

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            OPC to submit $1.3 million budget

            The Oxford Park Commission is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve its $1.3 million budget that includes new staff positions. (June 7, 2013, Page 5A)

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              YMCA looks at Oxford

              A YMCA representative told the Oxford Park Commission Wednesday that the not-for-profit agency has entered into discussions with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to take over the HealthPlex in the Mid-Town Shopping Center. (June 6, 2013, Page 1)

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                Avent Park project nears completion

                Water drainage project at Avent Park is almost complete. (May 17, 2013, Page 3A)

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                  5.6.2013 OPC baseball results

                  The following are results from Monday’s Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action played at FNC Park: (more…) (May 7, 2013, Page 9)

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                    Easter Egg Hunt to return on Double Decker

                    The Oxford Park Commission’s annual Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for the Saturday during the Double Decker festival at 10 a.m. at FNC Park. The Touch-A-Truck event will also be held at the park. (April 11, 2013)

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