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China? Capitalist? Ha, ha

"(China has) the second most millionaires. They have the second most billionaires . . . You cannot be communistic and have people who own property and acquire wealth." – Dr. William Skilling In my previous columns about China, I've been a bit harsh....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A few comments, then a zinger; stay tuned

Talking head, after talking head teases listeners by hinting at a colossal story, then saying, "You don't want to miss this!" Often the story is a dud, but I stay tuned. I hope my lead-in headline doesn't disappoint....more >>

Don't Rush Me

From under which rock did I emerge?

My dad always said, "Son, you should learn something new everyday." I felt that was sound advice until I had about 15 years of living under my belt. And, by the time I graduated from college, I totally rejected Dad's obsession with learning....more >>

A few comments, then a zinger; stay tuned

Talking head, after talking head teases listeners by hinting at a colossal story, then saying, "You don't want to miss this!" Often the story is a dud, but I stay tuned. I hope my lead-in headline doesn't disappoint....more >>

Coffee Club growing in Ortonville

Networking—a key element in a challenging business climate— is one of several reasons Roy Langolf, director of Coats Village Funeral Home, 135 South St, Ortonville, attended the Coffee Club on Wednesday morning....more >>

News

Local named one of Detroit's best attorneys

"Hour Detroit" magazine has named Ortonville attorney, Kirk Falvay, "Best of Detroit" in the area of estate planning in their June 2010 issue. "Hour Detroit" magazine made their selection based on a survey of financial services industry professionals and high-net-worth households in the Detroit area....more >>

News Briefs

Milestones

Academics Alan Cole was named to the dean's list at Eastern Kentucky University with a 3.7 GPA. Cole is a junior majoring in marketing and finance at EKU and is in the ROTC there....more >>

Question:From under which rock did I emerge?

My dad always said, "Son, you should learn something new everyday." I felt that was sound advice until I had about 15 years of living under my belt. And, by the time I graduated from college, I totally rejected Dad's obsession with learning....more >>

News

Rainbow Day Care retires with owner

Linda Stachelek loves playing Bingo. But she'll only play if the other contestants are potty-trained. Stachelek, the owner of Rainbow Day Care at 11303 Kipp Road, is retiring after 21 years....more >>

Opinions

View Points

School district:Get out of transportation business (In response to: '16 teachers nixed, wage cuts OK'd,' The Citizen, page 1, May 22.) Dear Editor, The Goodrich School District administration has announced that it needs to lay off more than 1/10th of its teaching staff, 16 teachers....more >>

Editorial

Don't let opportunity slip away

The retirement of Superintendent Al Roberts presents an opportunity Clarkston hasn't seen in the past 15 years, a chance for new, effective leadership sorely needed in these tough economic times....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Ode to a Grad

The halls were crowded last Thursday morning as the Class of 2010 made their final walk through Clarkston High School. Then, a flurry of activity to mark their last days of their high school career - a picnic, prom, district games and graduation....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Library offers services that are needed now

Dear Editor, The Independence Township Library plays a vital partnership role with out schools for the education of our youth, but also offers a myriad of resources for adults including free computer classes, educational materials of all sorts, a friendly staff who are happy to help with individual needs, and entertainment materials and events for all ages....more >>

Letter to the Editor

There are many to thanks for help with bus gifts

Dear Editor, Thank you to the generous and caring people and businesses, making donations to Clarkston bus drivers' surprise gifts. Your donations made it all possible! The Kirk family, Wenzlick family, McDonalds on Sashabaw, Culvers, The Johnson Family,Lussenhop family, Galaviz family, Garland family, Kacanowski Family, Rudy's Market, Union Woodshop, Morgans Service LLC, Grattan Optometry, KH Homes, Graphic Wizard, Lakeview Food Basket, Leo's Coney Island, Pine Knob Wine Shoppe, Lyons Family; Diane Fisher, Bernie & Rosemary Rumbold, Tammy, Ruby Tuesday, Fountains Golf & Banquet, Dairy Dream, family Video, Dr....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Relay raised almost $60,000 for cancer fight

Dear Editor, The American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of birthdays and the Clarkston community sure knows how to throw a party! The 11th annual Relay For Life of Clarkston was a wonderful success due to the efforts of community teams, local organizations, businesses, and citizens who are dedicated to the fight against cancer....more >>

Find time to pray, even on vacation

Summer vacation is on everyone's mind and many of us have already done plenty of planning for the upcoming months. Oceans, lakes, mountains, beaches, amusement parks…the number of ways to enjoy vacation are as numerous and varied as there are people....more >>

Flower Fair a 'blooming success'

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, The 9th Annual Flower Fair was a blooming success on Saturday May 22nd and Sunday May 23rd in Downtown Lake Orion. It was a wonderful community event that takes the hard work of many volunteers and organizations to make it all run so smoothly....more >>

What are liquor license politics?

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, As a business owner and manager, I I can't help but wonder what the real politics is behind withholding this license from an applicant who followed the application procedure (Township's last liquor license in limbo, May 5)....more >>

Outloud

A rant and a rave

Sometimes it works the way it's supposed to, other times it doesn't. This week, one example of each, courtesy of my Orion Township beat. Exhibit A's on the front page. The Orion Township Planning Commission spent the better part of four hours at one meeting both discussing and "listening" to concerns—some unfounded, some quite valid, far as I could tell—about the new senior center....more >>
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Born April 21st
1909: Rollo May, psychologist.
1912: Marcel Camus, French film director (Black Orpheus).
1923: John Mortimor, British barrister and playwright (Rumpole of the Bailey).
1926: Elizabeth II, queen of England.
1932: Elaine May, comedy writer.
April 21st
in history
1898: The Spanish-American War begins.
1910: Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.
1914: U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.
1916: Bill Carlisle, the infamous 'last train robber,' robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.
1918: German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, The Red Baron, is shot down and killed.