Roasting marshmellows, planting trees for Earth Day

Normally, the roasting of marshmallows is an activity associated with campfires, but some inventive Lakeville Elementary students put a twist on it for Earth Day (April 22). Using recycled pizza boxes and Pringles potato chip cans, students in the school’s Earth Club built solar cookers to roast marshmallows both big and small. The cookers were […]

Protest leads to suspensions

About 30 Oxford High School students who took part in a Monday morning protest against the district’s privatization of its custodial services were suspended for refusing to attend class, which is an insubordination violation of the student code of conduct. All of the students were suspended for the remainder of the day and able to […]

Knitting sweaters for the world

Every week a group of talented ladies meet at the Oxford United Methodist Church to turn yarn into compassion. Over the last four months, this group, known as Knit Knack, has hand-crafted 40 colorful sweaters for World Vision International ? a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities […]

A red, white, blue thank you

An American flag that once flew over a U.S. military base in Iraq now proudly hangs in a hallway at Lakeville Elementary. From October 2004 to January 2005 this flag flew over a U.S. Army forward operating base in Sadr City (formerly known as Saddam City and Al Thawra), a vast, poverty-stricken Shiite Muslim ghetto […]

No shadow! Spring near!

We are very pleased to report Oxford’s guest groundhog Harley, of the Howell Nature Center, did NOT see his shadow today in Centennial Park, which means spring is not far away! Thanks Harley. See ya next year fella! Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Library begins $350,000 expansion

The Oxford Public Library turns 80 this year and as part of the celebration the community institution is undergoing a $350,000 expansion to better serve its patrons. ‘This is our birthday present to the community,? said Library Director Judy Doublestein. Construction is expected to begin this week on a project that will include expanding the […]

Alleged baby shaker charged with 1st-degree child abuse

A 29-year-old Oxford man last week was charged with child abuse for allegedly violently shaking his newborn baby, causing serious injury to the infant. Christopher Arthur Bobek was arraigned in Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court Friday on charges of first- and second-degree child abuse stemming from a Monday, Jan. 24 incident in which he allegedly […]

From dad with love

When Doug Waller decided to give his nine-year-old daughter Samantha a special and unique gift this past Christmas, he didn’t go to the nearest mall or flip through some expensive catalog. Instead, the loving Oxford father looked deep inside his heart and, with the help of some friends, turned his daughter’s bedroom into a place […]

OES raises $6,000-plus to build homes in Sri Lanka

Thanks to the generous and amazing fund-raising efforts of Oxford Elementary students at least one more new home will be built in Sri Lanka. From Jan. 19-28, OES students raised a little more than $6,000 to help the Salvation Army’s efforts to build new houses in Galle, a seaport city in southwestern Sri Lanka. Galle […]

My Way

I’m a firm believer that whenever tax dollars are spent they should be invested in services and facilities that directly or indirectly benefit the entire public. That’s why I was so glad to see the new Oxford High School pool will be utilized by the general public in the form of open swim times, swim […]