#OxfordStrong has special meaning for family

#OxfordStrong has special meaning for family

Dear Editor, Oxford Strong. We’ve seen this phrase a lot the last couple of years… Adorning front yards, in the windows of shops and restaurants downtown, on tee shirts and stickers. Since the tragedy at Oxford High School on November 30, 2021 we’ve been inundated with messages of Oxford Strong. But what does it even […]

Thank you!

Dear Editor, Meals on Wheels in Oxford, Lake Orion and Addison thanks Independence Village of Waterstone for providing the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day meals for our homebound seniors. Hot delicious meals were donated so our local seniors could not only have a nutritious meal on the holidays but also be greeted by a […]

Feeling grateful

Dear Editor, I am a volunteer at Celtic Cove Catholic Bookstore & Gifts, a small non-profit here in Oxford. I am writing to publicly thank Oxford Bank for their kindness and generosity this Christmas season. they sent their employees into the community with Oxford Bank gift cards and instructions to help people in need. My […]

From Connecticut

Dear Editor , I have received a request from an author/artist that is attempting to reach out to our Oxford community and the families most affected by the tragedy at the high school. She lives in Connecticut and has borne the pain of the Sandy Hook school shootings. Would you please consider printing the tribute […]

They made life better

Dear Editor, My first thought after the shooting at Oxford High School is to mourn the deaths of Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Justin Shilling, and Hana St. Juliana. My second thought is to thank God for the great gifts of Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Justin Shilling and Hana St. Juliana. How lucky to have known […]

From Italy

Dear Editor, All affected by the tragedy perpetrated by Ethan Crumbley at Oxford High School are in our thoughts and prayers. “Go to Joseph (Genesis 41:55).” Michigan, please pray the Litany of Saint Joseph every day to atone for this tragedy. Sincerely, Matthew R. Dunnigan Via Di Porta Angelica Roma, Italia

Oxford Strong

Dear Editor, The following day, I went to the Lake Orion Post Office to send mail and this poem was read by Rick, US Postal Personnel, who encouraged me to send this literary work to you. The heartfelt sorrow that was felt November 30, 2021 has touched so many in our community and afar. Good […]

Sharing a prayer

Dear Editor, I am a citizen in the Bloomfield Twp community. The shootings at the Oxford High School have disturbed me greatly. I have lost a child of teenage years to murder many years ago and this horrific event brings me such pain for your community. I am a person of deep faith and my […]

I wasn’t there . . .

Dear Editor, I wanted to submit this writing of mine anonymously. If you think it would help people to share share it you have my permission. I just want to remain anonymous. * * * I wasn’t there … But my child was I wasn’t there … But teachers were. I wasn’t there … But […]

5 minutes

In 5 minutes, our village lay shattered Gripped in misery, broken, and strained A high school reeling from the damage it sustained. For 5 minutes, the despair was consuming Prayers took over, faith and hope remained Knowing the lives of children will forever be changed. In 5 minutes, all their smiles were lost Family’s hearts […]