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Taxpayers need to look at the big picture

Imagine walking down the street one day and a stranger approaches you. He asks you to give him a dollar. You think to yourself, "Oh, what the hell! It's only a stinkin' buck. It's not going to break me....more >>

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Graphic protest image upsets local mother As many of you may have witnessed, the Oxford community had quite a public disturbance happen last Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Lapeer and Drahner roads....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 19th
1906: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet General Secretary of the Communist party and President of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until 1982.
1915: Edith Piaf, internationally famous French cabaret singer, best remembered for her songs La Vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rein.
1933: Ciciely Tyson, actress, best remembered for her role in The Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman.
December 19th
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, American troops begin pulling back from the twin Belgian cities of Krinkelt and Rocherath in front of the advancing German Army.
1945: Congress confirms Eleanor Roosevelt as U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
1950: The North Atlantic Council names General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander of Western European defense forces.
1959: Reputed to be the last civil war veteran, Walter Williams, dies at 117 in Houston.
1974: Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as vice president of the United states after a House of Representatives vote.