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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 October 25th
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
1914: John Berryman, poet.
1941: Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
1971: Midori Goto, violinist.
October 25th
in history
1916: German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria. Eagle of the Aegean Sea
1923: The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
1940: German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow. Germany's lost victory at Kursk.
1944: The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters. On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.
1950: Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.