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Letter to Editor: Parks director expresses his gratitude

On behalf of the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department and elected commission, I want to thank all those who attended our Seventh Annual Seymour Celebration. The three-day event was a true reflection of what makes Oxford a special place to live and work....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Bored into introspection . . .

It's just my job

So, I took off a week from work last week -- one of about nine or 10 single weeks I have taken off in the last 30 years. I had no plans other than to work on This Crappy Old House....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Sanctuary, glitch & more

Sanctuary is such a comforting word, a place of refuge, brought into our language by the Hebrews, and expanded quickly through the Christian church. Then a people movement in about 1989 expanded the use of the word sanctuary to city limits on the west coast....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Times gone by

When I was a kid I used to make my bed. I neatly sorted my occasionally written poem into its own special box. I loved dusting. I loved to scrub all the nooks and crannies. I loved to clean....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Lone Ranger reminiscences appreciated

Dear Jim Sherman Sr., Thanks for the blurb about Brace Beemer ("Forever grateful to the Lone Ranger," July 22). Brace Beemer was a relative of mine. I never met him that I know of....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Is God a grouch?

I love the classic story that C.S. Lewis tells of a young boy playing in a mud puddle. Imagine this boy who has never been to the beach. He's playing in a mud puddle. There's the mud and there's the water....more >>
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Born July 31st
1867: S.S. Kresge, American businessman.
1901: Jean Dubuffet, French sculptor and painter.
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
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in history
1703: English novelist Daniel Defoe is made to stand in the pillory as punishment for offending the government and church with his satire The Shortest Way With Dissenters.
1760: Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, drives the French army back to the Rhine River.
1790: The U.S. Patent Office opens.
1875: Former president Andrew Johnson dies at the age of 66.
1882: Belle and Sam Starr are charged with horse stealing in the Indian territory.