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I can't find my 'bah-humbug'

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don't ask of it. But, work it did....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy ...more >>

Keiser's Role

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Thanksgiving thoughts

Merriam Webster gives three definitions for "Thanksgiving." One: "The act of giving thanks." Two: "A prayer expressing gratitude" and three: "A public acknowledgement or celebration divine goodness....more >>

Letter to the editor

Times up for township perk

Dear editor, The township board will inevitably start laying off employees next year. It's the sign of the times. Tighten our belts and cut back to the minimum and try to ride this recession out....more >>

Letter to the editor

Kudos for road-fixing efforts

Dear editor, Pedestrian comfort and safety is what the Village of Clarkston should be known for as we are the quintessential walkable "small town" with restaurants, shops, a park, lakes, rivers, and great historical homes that can only be fully enjoyed while walking....more >>

Letter to the editor

Congratulations Wolves

Dear editor, I want to congratulate the coaches and players on the 2009 Clarkston High School football team for their tremendous season. Clarkston is grateful and privileged to have you represent our community....more >>

Guest column

Time to ponder and plenty to celebrate

Millions of families will be sitting down this week around a table laden with scrumptious delicacies including, in some households, the centerpiece - a turkey with all the trimmings....more >>

Letter to the editor

'It's time for shared sacrifice'

Dear editor, The main points I drew from the recent budget meeting at Scripps Middle School: Michigan must find a way to provide a stable, reliable, sustainable source of funding for our schools....more >>

Letter to the editor

Farmers' Market: thanks again

Dear editor, A great big thanks from the Lake Orion Farmers Market as we close the market for 2009. Thank you to our Lake Orion Downtown Authority for awarding us the recognition plaque at the 2nd annual volunteer recognition gathering at Valentino's last Thursday, Nov....more >>

My Way

Conquering us with debt

Prior to leaving for deer camp, I wrote an article in the Nov. 18 edition about Republican Congressman Mike Rogers' visit to the Bear Paw Cafe in Lakeville. The majority of the spirited discussion was focused on the socialist health care bill recently approved by the Democratic-controlled House....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1938: Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland--a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, sold out the organization he had sworn to uphold.
1939: The French Army is called back into France from its invasion of Germany. The attack, code named Operation Saar, only penetrated five miles.
1943: The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps becomes the Women's Army Corps, a regular contingent of the U.S. Army with the same status as other army service corps.
1949: The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.
1950: U.N. forces cross the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea as they pursue the retreating North Korean Army.In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century.