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The circle of life

"In my opinion, not enough people have looked their dinner in the eyes and considered the circle of life." Ron Swanson, libertarian, bacon lover, real man In order for human beings to live, something else must die....more >>

Letter to the Editor: A parent's reflections on the 'turf'

Editor's Note: The following letter was penned in November 2012, but it was just recently e-mailed to the Leader. The fall football and soccer seasons are over. Oxford Football team's second season on their new blue turf was terrific....more >>
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OHS Classes of 1947 and 1948 reunite

Back in June, Oxford High School's Classes of 1947 and 1948 held their 66th and 65th reunions at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club. A total of 29 graduates attended. Since graduating in 1948, Shirley Acheson has organized the reunions and 10 years ago, the Class of 1947 combined their reunion with the Class of 1948's reunion....more >>


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

Chili leads to one conclusion:

Women rule the world

There I was all alone, by myself with the 50 or so other people gathered under the big tent waiting to hear Big Tom Lowrie make the announcement. There was much laughter and general jovialness throughout the evening of the 4th Annual Chili Cookoff....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Season to write

I am preparing for battle. A battle against plot bunnies, argumentive characters, energy zombies, repetitive word ninjas, oh... and procrastination. Yes, it is almost time for November - National Novel Writing Month - writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days....more >>

Spiritual Matters

The church has left the building

When you think of the word "church" what comes to mind? For some church brings to mind an image of a quaint country building with a pretty white steeple. For others perhaps a grand cathedral in Europe or a place you went as a child on a bus to learn about Jesus....more >>
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Born October 9th
1873: Charles Rudolph Walgreen, the father of the modern drugstore.
1879: Max von Laue, German physicist.
1899: Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War.
1909: Jacques Tati, French actor and director.
1940: John Lennon, English musician, one of the Beatles.
October 9th
in history
1934: In Marseilles, a Macedonian revolutionary associated with Croat terrorists in Hungary assassinates King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. The two had been on a tour of European capitals in quest of an alliance against Nazi Germany. The assassinations bring the threat of war between Yugoslavia and Hungary, but confrontation is prevented by the League of Nations.
1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships. As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.
1946: Eugene O'Neill's play The Iceman Cometh opens at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.
1949: Harvard Law School begins admitting women. Women in the Workplace: Education.
1950: U.N. forces, led by the First Cavalry Division, cross the 38th parallel in South Korea and begin attacking northward towards the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. 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.