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Organizers of special needs prom thank donors, supporters We would like to take the time to thank everyone and their businesses that provided us with help for the Special Needs Prom that took place on April 26 at Merge Studio and Gallery in Oxford....more >>

Don't Rush Me

" . . a communication of thoughts and ideas by words, as may serve for the upholding common conversation . . ." John Locke on civil discourse

Is civil discourse a thing of the past?

It seems the more opportunities we have to connect with each other, the more we separate ourselves. I'm not just talking about interpersonal relationships, either. I'm talking about communal relationships, relationships which help communities navigate societal changes in a productive manner....more >>

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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

Humor, greenies and disappearing things

You've gotta love some business owners' sense of humor. Especially when they display it very publicly on signs, bumper stickers and the like. At tire shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us in for your next blowout....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Chamber valuable to community

No group of ladies work harder than the gals at the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce. They are spotted everywhere around town. You see them at every event, an event they most likely planned or helped plan....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with Hoops for Troops

Dear Don Rush, Last week, I sent out the final donation check from the Hoops for the Troops game –after having one check ready to send we received more donations. Clarkston Community Schools and the Girls Basketball sent almost $5,000 to Luke's Wings in honor of Jenna Beno....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 18th
1886: Ty (Tyrus Raymond) Cobb, American baseball player, first man to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1913: Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin and Chancellor of West Germany.
December 18th
in history
1915: In a single night, about 20,000 Australian and New Zealand troops withdraw from Gallipoli, Turkey, undetected by the Turks defending the peninsula.A balance between accuracy and artistic license in historical film.
1916: The Battle of Verdun ends with the French and Germans each having suffered more than 330,000 killed and wounded in 10 months. French Valor at Verdun.
1925: Soviet leaders Lev Kamenev and Grigori Zinoviev break with Joseph Stalin.
1940: Adolf Hitler issues his secret plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union--Operation Barbarossa. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.
1941: Defended by 610 fighting men, the American-held island of Guam falls to more than 5,000 Japanese invaders in a three-hour battle.