Economics 101 at Clear Lake Elementary

Karl Marx must have been rolling over in his grave Monday as Clear Lake Elementary students learned about the free market system firsthand during the school’s third annual ‘Economics Fair.? For two hours, the school’s cafeteria was transformed into a bustling marketplace where fifth-grade entrepreneurs sold necklaces, candy, bookmarks, artwork, scarves, hats, bracelets, mini hockey […]

China? Capitalist? Ha, ha

?(China has) the second most millionaires. They have the second most billionaires . . . You cannot be communistic and have people who own property and acquire wealth.? ? Dr. William Skilling In my previous columns about China, I’ve been a bit harsh. I shouldn’t be focusing on the fact that the Chinese government is […]

Boosters honor 96 athletes

For four years, they bled blue and gold on every field, every court and every track they competed on from here to all the way to Swartz Creek. They were always fierce and always determined, yet they never allowed their natural drive to win to take precedence over academics and sportsmanship. They experienced some once-in-a-lifetime […]

Classmates save OMS student’s life

An Oxford Middle School student who was choking last week was saved by two quick-thinking classmates. Seventh-grader David Martin was enjoying his lunch Thursday, June 3 when all of a sudden a piece of food got lodged in his airway. ‘I was trying to get people to realize I was choking,? he said. ‘I couldn’t […]

Contract OKed, privatization KO’ed

Oxford Community Schools won’t be privatizing its transportation services as both the district and union have agreed to a contract that will save approximately $200,000 annually. ‘We’ve set (privatization) aside for now. We’re not going forward with that,? said Tim Loock, assistant superintendent of business and operations. ‘We will not pursue (privatization) at this point,? […]

Get your golden tickets for Willy Wonka Jr.

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo, some elementary students are putting on a musical for you. Super Singers from Clear Lake and Oxford elementaries will present their production of ‘Willy Wonka Jr.? at the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. ‘It’s […]

Repairs done, Vets Hall to reopen June 14

After being closed for cleanup and repairs over the last four-and-a-half months, the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center will once again be open to the public beginning Monday, June 14. ‘I’m sure the senior citizens will be happy to hear the news,? said Oxford Township Supervisor Bill Dunn. ‘That place is pretty important to them. […]

Museum displays vintage frocks

Fans of vintage clothing will be excited to learn there’s an assortment of antique dresses on display at the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum in downtown Oxford. ‘A good half of them are wedding dresses, but they’re really not what you would think would be wedding dresses,? said Carla Lambertson, a volunteer docent at the museum. […]

Fed up with govt.? Tea party group forming in Oxford

Fed up with big government and high taxes? Looking for a productive way to channel your frustration and bring about reform? Then circle Tuesday, June 15 on the calendar, so you’ll remember to head over to Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) to attend the 7-9 p.m. planning meeting for the North […]

Mother, son OHS valedictorians 36 years apart

When Beverly (Curtis) Young watches her son Corey Young graduate from Oxford High School this Sunday, she’ll be filled with a tremendous sense of pride and experience a fair amount of d’j? vu. You see when Beverly graduated from OHS in 1974, she was co-valedictorian of her class just as Corey is one of three […]