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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 September 22nd
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
1909: David Reisman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.
1927: Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.
1933: Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil).
September 22nd
in history
1893: Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.
1906: Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.
1914: The German cruiser Emden shells Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians. The exploits of a lone, resourceful cruiser caught world attention, established tactics for commerce raiding and gave tradition to a new navy.
1915: Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1918: General Allenby leads the British army against the Turks, taking Haifa and Nazareth, Palestine.