Local man gets lucky in WinFall drawing

Troy Wolfe of Oxford was one of 28 lucky people to match five of six numbers in theWinFall drawing on May 14. Wolfe’s portion of the prize was $22,817. If the jackpot reaches $5 million and no one matches all six numbers to win the jackpot, the $5 million in the jackpot then rolls down […]

Flashlight Alice keeping active at 90

We were happy to get word that Alice Nicholson, aka ‘Flashlight Alice? is alive and well. For anybody who grew up in the area from the late 1940s through the late 1990s, Alice was the gal who kept everybody in line during the movies. Her daughters, Barb Raymond of Leonard and Darlene Rider of Oxford […]

Cards and well wishes for John

Since the mid-1990s travelers along Oxford’s highways and byways have seen him walking with his hat, sometimes smoking a small, thin cigar. He’s been affectionately called ‘The Walking Dude? and ‘The Mayor.? John Albert Layman, 53, a resident of the group home on W. Burdick Street, is currently recovering from being run over by a […]

America, where art’thou now?

This weekend, as we celebrate the birth of our nation — this republic — this representative style of government — we should all feel blessed. Blessed for what we once had and may someday have again. Slowly, but as sure as Republicans and Democrats meet after-hours to joke, drink and slap each others? backs for […]

I hear a resounding silence

In the last few weeks I received a total of two comments from two different individuals concerning the following (first published in the middle of May). ‘And finally from a local seasoned citizen ? ‘On paying taxes for non-primary households, well, it’s my view that NO one over 65 should pay school taxes. We are […]

Public blogging of Rush starts now

Sometimes (I guess) you should be careful of what you wish for’right? On our website this week, I lobbied for and got a new thingamabob gizmo added. (How’s that for computerese lingo?) When you go to our website (www.oxfordleader.com), on the left hand side of your computer screen, under the heading ‘Columns? you will see […]

‘Peeking in the Past? raises concern

‘I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with the sunshine, there’s gotta? be a little rain, sometime. . .? — a song some country and western chick sang in the early 1970s I don’t know why that song popped into my head when I sat down at the trusty keyboard […]

Death by hamster

I can’t help it. I know it’s not funny. I know it’s not a joke. But ‘death by hamster? just sounds funny to me. I am bad. I’m going to Hades. I can’t help it. I can’t stop thinking about those three folks who died because they received donated organs infected with some sort of […]

Memorial Day and red poppies

‘Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!? — Something the Wicked Witch of the West may have uttered in the 1939 movie classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz? I know Memorial Day is at hand. And it’s not cuz I’m a veteran, genius or anything so noble or extravagant. Nope, not me. Atlas Township resident Jill Stodula wanted me to […]

Opinions vary on school taxation

A few years back, one of my favorite teachers at Clarkston High School (Larry Mahrle) verified something for me — I don’t communicate clearly. As I sat to write this column, I remember that hot day in August when the phone in my office rang to life. What followed was an ultra-top secret conversation I […]

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