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Village did the right thing; NOTA should, too

Normally, I'm ticked off at the Oxford Village Council. It usually has something to do with it wasting my tax dollars, denying voters their right to choose or rambling on and on for hours....more >>

Don't Rush Me

A letter about Christmas

Don Rush gets a message and a thought

This weekend whilst erecting the Rush fake Christmas tree, I started to harken back to the Christmases of yore. The boys were not at home, so I had plenty of time for thoughts. Often I fret over not gifting the correct, or good enough presents and thoughts during this past weekend's fake tree rising started to go down that old, familiar path....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 >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Outage brings simpler life

I, like many others in the area, experienced a power outage from the ice storm this weekend. On Sunday night after I got back from The Clarkston News, we started a fire in the wood burner (which I'm grateful for) and lit about eight tall candles....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support of Rotary projects

Dear Editor, On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, members and friends of the Clarkston Rotary were on Clarkston street corners selling the club's Goodfellow edition to raise funds for the children of Clarkston....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Love comes down at Christmas

While getting ready for Christmas this year at Calvary we have been reflecting each week on the figures of the familiar manger scene and what significant role they played in the Christmas story....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 21st
1879: Stalin, Communist leader of the Soviet Union.
1911: Josh Gibson, baseball player for the Negro Leagues, Home-Run King.
1918: Kurt Waldheim, controversial fourth Secretary General of the United Nations.
December 21st
in history
68: Vespian, a gruff-spoken general of humble origins, enters Rome and is named emperor by the Senate.
1620: The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.Plymouth Rock.
1708: French forces seize control of the eastern shore of Newfoundland after winning a victory at St. John's.
1790: Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in the United States (in Rhode Island.)
1862: The U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Navy personnel who have distinguished themselves by their gallantry in action.