You’re Never Too Old To Learn

By Jim Sherman, Sr. First published ten years ago, March 15, 2006. I have even more proof that you’re never too old to learn, not that any was needed. And it involves my own trade, a preacher and a woman. It is also an unsavory tale of stealth, smuggling and the King of England. The […]

Big Jim Sherman likes fried chicken and…

By Jim Sherman, Sr.   This Jottings was first published on July 21, 1982. Mike Downey, a Chicago imported sports columnist for The Detroit Free Press, recently devoted his space to things he hates. All I could think of when I read it was doing a column on things I like: Here goes: White shoes […]

PBS documentary exploring death features local man

A television documentary that explores and demystifies the topic of death will feature an Oxford man who’s been dealing with the Grim Reaper’s handiwork for most of his life. “Death is a taboo (subject),” said Matt Smith, a 43-year-old licensed funeral director, embalmer and restorative artist. “People are afraid of it. It’s funny because they’re […]

Lots of concerns, questions about high-density housing project

OXFORD VILLAGE – A litany of concerns were expressed by both officials and residents regarding a proposed 76-unit multiple-family housing development at 98 S. Glaspie St., but the bulk of the criticism centered around one word – density. “I think you’re trying to put 10 pounds of something in a 5-pound bag,” said village Planning […]

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