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Don't Rush Me

Remembering phone numbers & dialing a thing of the past?

Or, how to push Rush's buttons!

I got to thinking recently, letting your fingers do the walking and dialing up somebody on the phone is fast becoming a thing of the past. With the advent of modern computer and satellite technologies I am not even sure numbers will be needed much longer....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Sometimes a pre-sleep nap is needed

And, other interesting thoughts

My son and two daughters took me to Dayton, Ohio last Friday so we could help my sister celebrate her 90th birthday. Barbara is looking fine and still directing me at every opportunity....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Stay healthy

Our world is sick. Infectious diseases are quickly spreading, and it's everywhere. Africa has Ebola, one of the biggest problems I feel we face today. I have thought of this outbreak for months, and from the beginning I have been watching and knew this was bad....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Reader calls for change in governor Dear Editor, I hope all area residents will make a special effort this Fall to acquaint themselves with community and state issues and vote carefully in the upcoming election to ensure more transparent and accountable government....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Be the change you want to see

"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet." Matthew 24:6 The news is full of war. Iraq, Syria and the Ukraine, are the latest headliners that have caught the world's attention....more >>
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Born September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1759: Quebec surrenders to the British after a battle which sees the deaths of both James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm, the British and French commanders.
1793: George Washington lays the foundation stone for the U.S. Capitol.1796: The First Real Election.
1830: Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the United States, loses a nine-mile race in Maryland to a horse.
1850: Congress passes the second Fugitive Slave Bill into law (the first was enacted in 1793), requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule.
1862: After waiting all day for a Union attack which never came at Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins a retreat out of Maryland and back to Virginia.George McClellan and 'Fatal Thursday.'