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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 >>

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

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 April 16th
1728: Joseph Black, Scottish chemist and physicist.
1786: Sir John Franklin, arctic explorer.
1800: George Charles Bingham, British soldier, commanded the Light Brigade during the famous charge.
1844: Anatole France, French writer.
1850: Thomas Sidney Gilchrist, British metallurgist and inventor.
April 16th
in history
1862: Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35.
1862: Slavery is abolished in the District of Columbia.
1917: Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution.
1922: Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman's record.
1942: The Island of Malta is awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.