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 […]

We need a hospital here

Dear Editor, Tate Myre died in a patrol car as a deputy rushed him to a hospital. Can someone from the state of Michigan please explain to our community why the application by Beaumont to build a hospital in Oxford was denied? Think about the proposed location: next to Meijer, the reunification site! I don’t […]

Thanks, Meijer

Dear Editor, The Oxford Lions Club thanks Mr. Rory Roberts and Oxford Meijer for donating $1,000 and for their continued support of our Club’s “Christmas for the Needy” effort! They are a respected Community Partner in helping those in need in the Oxford area at Christmas time. May God continue to bless them and their […]

Praise heaped on girls cross country team, Coach Petersimes

Dear Editor, Enough cannot be said to give proper accolades to the Oxford girls cross country program and what they have accomplished this undefeated season. The Oxford community should be very proud of their most successful athletic program at Oxford High School this Fall. They have won the Oakland County Championship for the first time […]

Oxford Library Bond – Hot Political Issue

 Dear editor, I’m surprised what a hot political issue the Library Bond has become.  The billboard south of town, orange flyers on the ground near mail boxes, signs, articles in the Leader are all taking a position “Vote No”.  I support everyone’s rights to express their opinion however some of the information propagated by these […]

Board member says vote ‘Yes’ for library bond

Dear Editor, As a member of the Board of Trustees of Oxford Public Library, I hope I can clear up misinformation that has been circulating about the bond request. It’s important that when we cast our ballots, we understand what is actually up for a vote. A quick timeline: A committee was brought together 10 […]

Oxford Township Supervisor responds to letter writer

Dear Editor, In response to Major D. Murray’s Oct. 13, 2021 letter to the editor entitled “They abdicated their responsibilities, a ‘no’ vote for library,” I wish to set the record straight. With respect to Oxford Township’s approval of the Oxford Public Library’s request to place a $9.1 million bond proposal on the Nov. 2 […]

Kindness is not dead

Dear Editor, I would like to share an experience that my wife and I and two others encountered on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 13 at Mario’s Restaurant on M-24 in Oxford. After enjoying a leisurely lunch and asking Robyn, our waitress, for our check, she informed us that a Good Samaritan had paid our […]

Please vote ‘yes’ for library millage

To my fellow Oxford community members, I am writing today to ask that you strongly consider voting “yes” on the bond millage for the Oxford Library. In the over 20 years that I have lived in Oxford, I have watched our community grow in size. We have a wonderful resource in our local library, and […]

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