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Keiser's Role: Lessons learned in summer jobs

"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil" - Grover Cleveland The recent news of fast-food worker protestors demanding minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour reminded me of summer jobs....more >>

Leader Editorial: No shadows over Oxford's day in the sun

Saturday's "Celebrate Lone Ranger" parade and festival were absolutely perfect. Frankly, we could stop right there. Nothing more really needs to be said. But one sentence hardly makes for an editorial, so allow us to expand on that thought....more >>

Letter to Editor: Complaints about charrette, ORV park

I was quite disturbed by the manner in which the meeting of July 29 was conducted. Participants were given little tabs of red stickers and told to put them where we approved of some of the features of 3 various plans....more >>

Letter to Editor: A tale of puppy love

My husband & I were walking in downtown Oxford with our 9 month old Great Dane puppy. A lady from Lili's Diner welcomed us to have dinner at her restaurant on the outside patio with our puppy....more >>

Letter to Editor: Angry over hit-and-run

This letter is for the woman who hit a precious pet and family member Tia, a black Labrador Retriever. Tia ran into the road on Lakeville between Hosner and Lake George Rd. on Saturday, July 27 at approximately 5:30 p....more >>

Letter to Editor: Thanks to all who bought pancakes to help wounded soldiers

We want to thank all who attended and those who prepared breakfast on Aug. 3. It was a delicious breakfast for a wonderful deserving cause. Oxford can expect this each year in August on the "Celebrate" weekend....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The wild, wild world of cockroaches

Shivermetimbers and get me a Xanex!

I've ridden round enough revolutions of this earth that I am pretty confident in my abilities. I lived, loved, laughed and cried. I've survived lows and highs. I can even walk alone at night in a deserted building and not be too scared....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Back to school soon

I know many may not feel the same I do when I see the boxes of school supplies taking over stores. Sorry to the students since it is a grim reminder school is only a few weeks away....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Understanding comes from listening

My friend, Sister Anne, used to work in a children's home where she helped to teach and guide the children. She's retired now. She lived in an upstairs apartment that was in the town near where she worked....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1755: Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
August 23rd
in history
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.
1926: American film star Rudolph Valentino dies, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.