My crowning football achievement

Gosh, what a bummer of a football weekend we had last week. On Sunday, our ‘professional? football team, the Detroit Lions lost. (I know, what’s new?) On Saturday, not only did our Maize and Blue gridiron heroes puke out, but so did their little brothers up in Spartyland. Not only that, our only unbeaten ‘big? […]

My crowning gridiron accomplishment

Gosh, what a bummer of a football weekend we had last week. On Sunday, our ‘professional? football team, the Detroit Lions lost. (I know, what’s new?) On Saturday, not only did our Maize and Blue gridiron heroes puke out, but so did their little brothers up in Spartyland. Not only that, our only unbeaten ‘big? […]

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 […]

Hey, young readers

An epic tale, full of bravery, loyalty and betrayal from the days of yore in Christendom has been brought to life only a few miles from here. A stone’s throw over the county-line in Lapeer, author Michael P. Spradlin has created a wonderful yarn for young readers to get lost in — The Youngest Templar […]

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 […]

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year. There has been loss of love; much financial calamity; emotional pain; too much suffering — and, I’m […]