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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Health grants available for children

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is offering medical grants to families with medical expenses for children under 16 that are not covered by commercial insurance. To apply, visit wwww.uhccf.org. (June 29, 2012, Page 5A)

Pumpkin pie made with mom best ever

Generations columnist Steve Stricker fondly remembers eating the best pumpkin pie he’s ever tasted that was cooked by him with the help of his mother, “Gert.” (June 29, 2012, Page 1B)

Olympic skier visits with fellow diabetics

Olympic skier Kris Freeman spent a day with 94 children at Camp Hopewell’s Diabetes Camp this week. Freeman was diagnosed with diabetes at 19 years old and has competed in three winter Olympics despite his illness. (June 29, 2012, Page 1B, 3B)

BMX races may start in fall

The BMX track at FNC park is almost complete. A BMX specialist could be in Oxford in July. After the track is completed, the Oxford Park Commission has 90 days to hold its first BMX sanctioned race. OPC is also opening the bidding process for the tennis court expansion on Friday. (June 28, 2012, Page 2)

Little relief from blistering heat

Temperatures are expected to hit 103 this weekend and could feel more like 105 to 114 with the heat index as humidity levels begin to climb today. Fire officials are asking everyone to be safe and use precautions setting off fireworks in the county or burning until when and if a burn ban is placed into effect for Lafayette County. (June 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Oxford to mark 175th birthday

Oxford will be celebrating its 175th birthday starting Saturday during the first Happy Birthday Oxford! Summer Fest sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council. Along with a sidewalk sale from Square stores, family-orientated events will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse lawn. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

Putting the breaks on speeders

City engineers recently re-striped North 14th Street with double yellow lines in an effort to slow down traffic. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

OPD wins big at LawFit competition

Oxford Police officers brought home several top awards last week during the National LawFit competition in Olive Branch. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

Where’s Waldo? In Oxford, of course

Find Waldo in Oxford will kick off this weekend. Waldo, the loveable, elusive character will be making “appearances” around Oxford at 25 local businesses during July. At each place, players collect cards that can be traded in for prizes at Square Books Jr. on July 30. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

Former Rebel, NFL player settles pit bull lawsuit

A former NFL player and his neighbors have settled an almost three-year-old lawsuit. Derrick Burgess was accused of allowing his 10 to 15 pitbulls run wild in the neighborhood by neighbors. The suit was settled and Burgess has installed an underground fence to keep the dogs in his yard. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

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