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You don't need a plane ticket or a passport to change the world

Last week, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance's Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. I thought I'd share my speech....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

An adventure right in front of me

Discovering stuff buried for years!

I read a blog (notimetoclean.wordpress.com) about cleaning and organizing junk drawers. Inspired, when I got to work on Monday, I opened the desk drawer that normally stays closed, except when I open it to throw more stuff in there....more >>

Letter to Editor

No to Skilling, community center I agree with last week's letter writer, R. Wagner, about what Oxford Schools is teaching our children with regard to China. I would also like to know how the school board can extend Superintendent Dr....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Ford, General Motors, et al

Car builders like General Motors, Ford, Chrysler (excuse me Fiat) and Toyota should have their advertising staffs study Victosa and other pharmaceutical company advertising. As you know, they often include warnings....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Michigan explorer

I am proud to be a Michiganian.
I am also avoiding the visualization of potholes and the cost I put into tires and wheel bearings because of the potholes. But I am proud to be from Michigan.
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Letters to the Editor

Reader rejects idea for on-ramp idea

Dear Editor,
As a resident of Independence Towship living near the proposed on-ramp, I am heartily against this proposal ("Pressure Valve," March 12).
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Spiritual Matters

Mothers lead movement for peace

As I write this article, we are preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day. My sons and I will be taking Mom out for our annual visit to the greenhouse for a selection of perennials and annuals that will bring the joy of color to our home for the summer....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born November 22nd
1899: Hoagy Carmichael, American composer, pianist and singer.
1913: Benjamin Britten, English composer, pianist and conductor.
1924: Geraldine Page, actress well known for roles in Tennessee Williams' plays.
1925: Gunther Schuller, composer and French Horn player.
1943: Billie Jean King, U.S. tennis player and women's rights pioneer.
November 22nd
in history
1915: The Anglo-Indian army, led by British General Sir Charles Townshend, attacks a larger Turkish force under General Nur-ud-Din at Ctesiphon, Iraq, but is repulsed.
1919: A Labor conference committee in the United States urges an eight-hour workday and a 48-hour week.
1928: British King George is confined to bed with a congested lung; the queen is to take over duties.
1935: Pan Am inaugurates the first transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila. Airmail's First Day.
1936: 1,200 soldiers are killed in a battle between the Japanese and Mongolians in China.