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Candidates wanted needed for village council

"There never was, for any long time, a corrupt representative of a virtuous people; or a mean, sluggish, careless people that ever had a good government of any form." Edmund Burke Oxford Village government is broken....more >>

Don't Rush Me

One man can bring down the government?!

Pertaining to or protecting individual rights -- even right here in town.

I was listening to an old-timer last week and he said something that kinda stuck with me for a while. His words bounced back and forth between the walls of my skull, like a ping-pong ball in the black void of nothingness that sits atop my shoulders....more >>

It's All About the Kids:a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

Olympic life lessons

The 2014 Winter Olympics are history now, but for 16 days people everywhere were talking about this major international event in Sochi, Russia. There's a lot of excitement leading up to the event, and the athletes have trained for several years....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Getting Cold Calls

I'm sure you get cold calls, as I do, between 10:30 a.m. and noon. These calls come too often from electric companies, gas, phone and other monopolies. Their research teams have rightly found that we seniors are available during those couple hours....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Cookies in season

We are only a few weeks away from the official beginning of spring - well according to the calendar. From most people I have talked to, scratch that, from all the people I have talked to, they are ready for spring....more >>

Letter to the Editor

City manager should resign, reader says

Dear Editor, In regards to "City manager breaks contact with News," Feb. 19, Clarkston City Manager Eberhardt's decision against communicating with the Clarkston News or using it as a vehicle to monitor constituent concerns is indicative of an imperial yet juvenile form of leadership which plagues the state right from the governor's office, through the Republican-dominated legislature, and often right down to local government....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Former councilman defends city manager

The Clarkston News is doing its best to stoke controversy again. ("Response heats up," Feb. 26). Since City Manager Carol Eberhardt has declined to talk to the News, the News has embarked on an apparent crusade to retaliate against her....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Focus on prayer as Lent begins

Today, March 5, is the beginning of Lent, a penitential season in the church. On this particular day, Ash Wednesday, it is customary in many churches to apply ashes to the forehead in the shape of the cross....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1962: The Bay of Pigs captives, upon their return to the United States, vow to return to Cuba and topple Fidel Castro.
1965: Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California, She will eventually entertain in Vietnam.
1973: U.S. astronauts onboard the Skylab space station take a seven-hour walk in space and photograph the comet Kohoutek.
1976: Over 100 Muslims, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, die when their boat sinks.
1979: Egypt begins major restoration of the Sphinx.