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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fed shutdown hits home

Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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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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      Man helps save the life of judge

      Oxford man part of trio awarded for their assistance in helping a severely injured Grenada judge during a fishing trip in March. (April 25, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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        Budget woes cut services at Sardis

        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)

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          Safety Fair slated for Saturday

          Sponsored by the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, the Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the grounds of the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue. (June 3, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Cossar State Park gets reprieve

            Cossar State Park will stay open — for now.

            The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has decided to delay the closing the George Payne Cossar State Park, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

            Last week, park officials announced the park would close due to the mounting financial problems that has caused the park to operate at a $300,000 annual deficit. (October 1, 2010, Page 1 A)

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