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 […]

Warming up for Turkey Day!

Warming up for Turkey Day!

  A very special group of Lakeville Elementary students got a jump on the Thanksgiving holiday Monday by enjoying a delectable turkey feast with all the trimmings, plus pumpkin pie piled high with whipped cream. Yum!  

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, […]

Downtown wins state funding to pursue spot on national list

Downtown Oxford is finally going to get its shot at being listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the state is going to pay for it. At Monday night’s meeting of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board, Executive Director Joe Frost announced Oxford was selected by the State Historic Preservation Office to receive […]

ZBA grants variance for cell tower

An 85-foot setback variance that will allow for the constuction of a cell tower in Seymour Lake Township Park was granted last week in a 4-0 vote by the Oxford Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Verizon Wireless is planning to place a 195-foot monopole on a 2,475-square-foot piece of land in the northwest corner […]

Smile of the week

Lakeville Elementary first-grader Hanna Przybylski flashed a big smile for the camera while enjoying her pre-Thanksgiving turkey feast on Monday. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio.

Van Wagoners celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That was certainly true in the case of George William (Bill) Van Wagoner. Back in the 1940s, he met his future bride, Roselyn (Ro) Hettie Francis, at the soda fountain inside Van Wagoner Drug Store (now Patterson Pharmacy) in downtown Oxford. She worked […]

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 […]