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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 23rd
1844: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925: Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940: Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
1942: Michael Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain).
October 23rd
in history
1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military-related cases.
1918: President Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies. The Germans have agreed to suspend submarine warfare, cease inhumane practices such as the use of poison gas, and withdraw troops back into Germany. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1929: The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles. Air Mail's first day.
1942: The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia. The men of Sub-Task Force Goalpost.
1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.