Meet Ron

A new face joined the James Lumber Co. family last week as Ron Veenhuis took over as store manager of the Oxford location. The Swartz Creek resident started in the lumber business in 1976 with Wolohan Lumber while attending the University of Michigan-Flint. He worked at and managed Wolohan stores in both Michigan and Indiana […]

Bringing sunshine to local seniors

Members of the Sunshine Generation ? a local performing group for children ages 3 to 12 ? performed last week for residents at Independence Village in Waterstone. The talented youngsters sang and danced their way into the senior citizens? hearts during the 30-minute show. The kids brought the seniors a ray of warm spring sunshine […]

Families groove at Clear Lake

The Clear Lake Elementary Parent Teacher Organization held a fun family dance and silent auction Friday night. The auction raised a little more than $3,000 for the PTO.

OES/DA host spring fair

Eye-patches, buccaneers and the dreaded skull and crossbones were everywhere Saturday as Oxford Elementary and Daniel Axford hosted their annual Spring Fair. This year’s theme was ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.?

Pastor to enter politics

Steve Porter’s a man who wears many hats. He’s a church pastor, police dispatcher, small business owner and a local Realtor. Now, the 61-year-old lifelong Addison resident is looking to be the next District 1 representative on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. ‘I am not afraid of a challenge,? Porter said. ‘I think difficult […]

Local nurse helps Haitians

When disaster strikes, some are content to do nothing. Others are moved to send money and supplies. And then there are special folks like Kim Warda, who take a break from their everyday lives to give of themselves. The 39-year-old Oxford resident and Emergency Room nurse at Beaumont Hospital-Troy spent Feb. 11-17 in Haiti helping […]

Crash, chase, cuffs

An 18-year-old man who allegedly collided with an Oakland County Sheriff’s patrol car Feb. 25 in Oxford Township and then fled the scene is facing a list of charges. Andrew Michael Watson was charged with third-degree fleeing and eluding, failing to stop at the scene of a property damage accident, driving with a suspended/revoked license […]

Relay for Life to focus more on ‘survivors and why we’re there’

Kim Beardsley has only one goal for Oxford’s Relay for Life this year ? ‘one more of everything.? ‘I’m going with the one-more rule,? explained the 44-year-old Oxford resident who’s chairing the May 22-23 fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. ‘My goal is to earn at least $1 more than we did last year, have […]

Culture Day comes to Clear Lake

From the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock to the ‘huddled masses? arriving at Ellis Island, the United States has always been a melting pot of diverse cultures and peoples from all over the world. Last week, second-graders at Clear Lake Elementary learned about their respective heritages and ancestral homelands as they participated in a social […]

Hospice offers peace, dignity in facing death

As a hospice care nurse, Cookie Devine faces death on a daily basis as she helps patients make the transition from this life to the next. While the job can be difficult and emotionally stressful at times, the Addison resident considers her work to be an honor, not a burden. ‘If you’ve ever been present […]