D’Alessandro’s figure wins international title

Annette D’Alessandro, Brandon Township resident and wife of Oxford School Board President Dan D’Alessandro, grabbed the gold in the figure category at the Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) World Championships held in Toronto, Canada Nov. 19 and 20. UFE is an all-natural, Canadian-based organization which hosts a large variety of fitness, figure, bikini and bodybuilding competitions. At the […]

NHS packs 100-plus boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Oxford High’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) recently packed and donated more than 100 boxes containing personal hygiene products, school supplies, and toys for children in need. The project was for the benefit of Operation Christmas Child, a program of the nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization […]

Student interviews best-selling author for job shadow

Oxford High School junior Elizabeth Marshall scored an interview with best-selling author Colleen Hoover during her business management class, as part of her job shadow project recently. Hoover is the author of eleven novels and five novellas. Her novels typically fall into the young adult/contemporary romance categories. Hoover’s third novel, Hopeless, was self-published in 2013 […]

Oxford UMC to offer free food, gifts

The Oxford United Methodist Church (21 E. Burdick St.) will open its doors to the public from 3-5 p.m. following the Oxford Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. Refreshments including hot dogs, pizza, hot cider, coffee and cookies will be served. Wrapped gifts will also be given to children who attend, while […]

Shumaker exit leaves opening on board

Kim Shumaker, a member of the Oxford Board of Education, resigned at the Nov. 15 meeting because she’s moving out of the district. Shumaker was elected in 2009. She was the board’s vice president and had previously served as secretary. Shumaker said her resignation from the board would be effective immediately. According to board bylaws, […]

VFW groups donate T-Day meals

The North Oakland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 334 and VFW Auxiliary donated 30 bags filled with Thanksgiving meals to Meals on Wheels Nov. 14. Each bag contained nearly 27 pounds of holiday foods, such as canned ham and sweet potatoes, along with other snacks such as granola bars, soups, fresh fruit and canned […]

Salswedel leaves library board after nearly four decades

Duane Salswedel called the meeting of the Oxford Public Library Board of Trustees to order for the very last time on the evening of Nov. 16. Salswedel served on the board for nearly four decades. He spent the majority of those years running the meetings as chairman. According to library Director Bryan Cloutier, Salswedel has […]

‘Clean’ audit report for Oxford Schools

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants, a Saginaw-based firm, presented a positive audit report to the Oxford Board of Education at its Nov. 15 meeting. The audit covered the 2015-16 fiscal year, which ended June 30. “There were no findings, no significant differences and no material weaknesses. It’s the highest level of assurance that […]

Author shares experiences raising son with Asperger’s

Being a father is never easy, especially when your son is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. That’s the situation National Journal columnist Ron Fournier faced with his son Tyler and documented in his second book, “Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations.” Fournier spoke about […]

Shop small this Saturday

Big-box stores and shopping malls have Black Friday. Online retailers have Cyber Monday. But what about all those little mom-and-pop shops that serve as the bedrock of the local economy? They have Small Business Saturday. Observed on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the event encourages people to shop and support locally-owned businesses. This year, Small Business […]

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