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July 09, 2014 - First Baptist Church to host Vacation Bible School

First Baptist Church (150 Pontiac Street), located across from the Oxford Public Library, is presenting Neighborhood Bible Time, a unique and dynamic five-day program for all youth in the greater Oxford area.

The program begins Monday, July 14, and will continue through Friday, concluding with the Friday Night Awards Program.

The First Baptist Church Family would like to extend a cordial invitation to all youth ages 6 to 19, regardless of denomination, to participate in this week of special activity. Dramatic stories, Bible drills, contests, competitions, and refreshments area just few of the exciting features of Bible Time.

The daily time period for elementary school-age children is from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

One unique feature is the teen program which will be held in the evenings at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to junior and senior-high young people. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the program will conclude at 9 p.m.

For more information, call (248) 628- 2911.

Get moving for the Addison library

The Addison Township Public Library will host a "Born to Read 5K/10K" and a "Speed Readers' Fun Run" on Saturday, July 19 during the 62nd Annual Strawberry Festival in Leonard.

The Speed Readers' Fun Run is for children age 12 and under, and will be held at Leonard Elementary starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Born to Read 5K and 10K events will be held along Leonard, Hagerman and Gerst roads along with the Polly Ann Trail.

The 10K run begins at 9 a.m. while the 5K run/walk begins at 9:05 a.m.

Race day registration for both events starts at 8 a.m. at Leonard Elementary.

Fees are $25 per person for the 5K event; $30 per person for the 10K event; and $20 per youth for the fun run.

Proceeds will benefit the library.

Awards will be given to all children participating in the fun run. Age group awards will be given to the first, second and third place male and female winners in the 5K and 10K events.

Everyone who participates in one of the races will be invited to walk as part of the library's entry in the Strawberry Festival parade along E. Elmwood.

To learn more or to preregister, please visit

Addison Library to host Gamefest

If you're a teen who loves the latest in video games (and who doesn't??), then Addison Township Library is the place to be on Thursday, July 17th from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.

The library has contracted with Joel Tacey Entertainment, to provide an evening of video gaming complete with a friendly Host, movie-candy doorprizes, custom-medals for the champions, and 4 high-tech game stations.   You can sing, dance, play, and compete for video game glory!

Anyone 13 and older is invited but space is limited, so teens must sign up in advance. Call 248-628-7180 or stop in at the Addison Township Library. Grab a friend and enjoy some of the hottest new games around.

There's still time for candidates to file for village council, school board

Residents thinking about running for either the Oxford Village Council or the Oxford Board of Education still have time to file.

The deadline for both boards is 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.

All five seats on the village council will be up for grabs in the Nov. 4 general election.

To be eligible to run for council, a person must be at least 21 years old, a registered voter and a village resident for at least six months prior to the date of election.

Potential candidates must obtain valid signatures on a nominating petition from at least 25, but no more than 50, registered village voters and file an affidavit of identity.

Petitions and affidavits can be obtained at either the village office (22 W. Burdick St.) or at the Oxford Township Hall (300 Dunlap Rd.). Folks with questions can contact village Clerk Susan Nassar at (248) 628-2543.

Four of the seven seats on the school board are up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election.

There are two ways to file. One is to submit nominating petitions containing at least 40, but no more than 100, signatures from registered Oxford school district voters.

Or, in lieu of petitions, potential candidates can pay a $100 nonrefundable filing fee.

Filing for the school board must be done at the Oakland County Elections Division office (1200 N. Telegraph Rd.) in Pontiac.

The county office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those with questions can call (248) 858-0564.

Public Safety

Monday, June 30

• A man went to the Oxford Substation to report that his e-mail had been hacked. According to the man he received a text message on June 29 stating that password to his e-mail had been changed, which he did not change. The man checked his e-mail and found four e-mails from his attorney were deleted and 10 e-mails were forwarded to another e-mail, which the man said wasn't his. All the e-mails contained information between him and his divorce attorney. The man believes it was probably his wife that hacked into his account, since the only e-mails sent or deleted were about the divorce.

• A man was arrested for domestic violence after pushing his step-son, while arguing over the house thermometer.

Tuesday, July 1

• A woman living in the 10 block of West Burdick Street called village police after receiving threats on her cell phone.

Wednesday, July 2

• A man went to the Oxford Sheriff substation to turn in an old revolver handgun to be destroyed because the gun was no longer safe to shoot.

Thursday, July 3

• Sheriff's deputies from both Oxford and Lake Orion were dispatched to the 1000 block of Watersedge CT for a bomb threat via phone called on the non-emergency dispatch phone. Per the dispatch information received there were three hostages and the gunman wanted $50,000 delivered by an unarmed officer, has explosives around the house and wanted the money within 30 minutes or he will shoot the hostages. Dispatch also said the voice sounded like an automated machine to disguise the voice and that the call may have been made from an internet phone service because there was no callback number. When response units arrived the perimeter was checked and their appeared to be no problems. Deputies spoke to one of the homeowners who said she was upstairs along with her husband and child asleep and did not have any problems or receive any threats via phone call. The home and perimeter were checked once more with no problems to report.

A woman living in the 20 block of East Street called village police to complain that her neighbors were throwing fireworks in the roadway and sidewalk.

Friday, July 4

• Village police were called, after a woman discovered handprints on her windows (of her house, located in the 19 block of Pleasant Street) as if someone was trying to open them.

• Officers responded to a call in the 160 block of Glaspie Street where two large groups of people were drinking. All parties were advised.

Sunday, July 6

• A woman, living in the 80 block of E. Manor Street called sheriff's deputies after noticing unknown marks in the paint of her car and her neighbor's car. Deputies observed the marks and though some looked like animal claw marks, possibly a dog, but were unable to confirm. The woman was given a written report for her insurance company and a card with the incident number provided.

• Village police received a call of a car driving down the Polly Ann Trail from Burdick area to Pleasant Street.

• A woman called village police after witnessing juveniles smoking marijuana inside a car located in the 160 block of Scripter Street.

Tuesday, July 8

• Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of Stony Lake CT for a female runaway. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the aunt of the girl who is the current caregiver. According to the aunt, her niece was having family trouble with her mother on July 7 and called her (the aunt) asking if she could be picked up from a location in Waterford because it was unsafe. The aunt said she notified Waterford Police Department, Child Protective Services and Haven Common Ground. The CPS worker authorized that the niece stay with the aunt for one month because the niece had nowhere to live. The aunt agreed to the arrangement. The niece also requested her friend stay the night with her at her aunt's house. When the aunt tried talking to her niece the next day about her behavior, she said that her niece became angry, started yelling and was causing a disturbance. When she tried to get her niece to calm down, was when the niece and her friend walked out the front door on foot in an unknown direction. The aunt said the niece has a history of running away. Deputies patrolled both the area around the aunt's house as well as around the nieces last known address. Both had negative results of locating the girls. Deputies notified LEIN.

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