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January 23, 2013 - Applicants sought for Boys, Girls State

Oxford High School juniors interested in learning about the inner workings of government or pursuing a career in law enforcement can pick up applications in the counseling office for summer programs.

Sponsored locally by Oxford American Legion Post 108 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 108, Boys State and Girls State afford young people an excellent opportunity to learn how local, county and state governments work by participating in every facet of the democratic process, from running elections to formulating public policy.

Boys State will be held June 16-22 on the campus of Northwood University in Midland, while Girls State will be held June 16-22 at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

The Student Trooper Program is also sponsored by the American Legion and will be held at Michigan State Police Academy July 14-19. Geared toward students interested in pursuing a police career, this program involves intense physical and educational training.

Applications for all three summer enrichment programs can be obtained from OHS counselor Kai-Lynn Rim. Interested OHS juniors can also call Chairperson Helen Smith at (248) 736-3104.

Avoid foreclosure

A certified housing counselor from the Lapeer County MSU Extension will be conducting a class at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 to assist folks in navigating the process of preventing foreclosure.

Topics to be discussed include alternatives to foreclosure, the making homes affordable program, the foreclosure process, the new foreclosure prevention laws and crisis spending plans.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the MSU Extension at (810) 667-0341.

There is no fee for this class.

Sweetheart Dance

The Rotary Club of Oxford will host its Second Annual New Old-Fashioned Sweetheart Dance at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner, entertainment by Ray Champion, dancing, a raffle and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person and can be obtained by contacting Bob Holt at (248) 892-4702.

CORRECTION: In last week's story regarding the possibility of arming the Oxford school district's private security personnel, the name of one of the guards was incorrect. The man's name is Jim Rourke, not Jim Park. We apologize.

Friends to host book sale Feb. 9

Come One, Come all to the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library first monthly book sale on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Addison Township Complex (old library building), located at 1440 Rochester Rd. in Lakeville.

If the program is well received, these will continue monthly on the second Saturday of each month. Proceeds support the Friends' efforts to aid and enhance Addison's library

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