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Don't blame Jones for twp. problems

Dear Editor, On March 28 Paul Amman was appointed to trustee on the township board by a vote of 3 to 1. Good for Paul, bad for you, the residents and taxpayers of Atlas Township. Paul served on the board for several years as trustee and two terms as supervisor....more >>

Opinions

Something wrong in Atlas Twp.

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Atlas Township inks budget for 2011-12,' The Citizen, March 26, page 4): The one thing I found most interesting was the fact that the township board of trustees will take $90,478 from our fund balance to cover the Genesee County Sheriff Dept....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Why are the 'civi' words important?

(Besides being part of the root word, civis)

Last week I spouted off: Let's Get Rid Of All Newspapers, my headline screamed. It is an interesting world we live in, and sometimes this small-town (some would say small-minded) newspaperman has to step back and take a breath from all the running I need to do just keep from eating dust....more >>

Jim's Jottings

My last war story, and that's a promise!

When I remind you that I had exactly 14 days of U.S vs. Japan wartime experience you know my stories are few. However, with so much tsunami-Japan-Pacific exposure I'm prompted to print something....more >>

News Briefs

Rocking and Raking yard cleanup

Dear Editor, The annual spring Teens & Seniors Rocking & Raking yard cleanup project will take place on Saturday, April 30. Any senior citizen or disabled adult can request yard cleanup, windows washed and/or minor chores by notifying the Edna Burton Senior Center of the work you are requesting....more >>

Opinions

Brandon's Relay for Life

Dear Editor, My name is Emma John and I am the chairperson for the entertainment committee for the 2011 Brandon Relay for Life 24-hour fundraising event beginning on June 11 at the Varsity Drive track....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

No more snow

Mother Nature struck again. Anyone remember the storm over a week ago bringing ice and snow? The last (crossing fingers) winter hurrah. I was ready for it to be over with. Yes, living in Michigan for all my life, I know winter can hit anytime....more >>

Letter to the editor

A call for more school savings

Dear Editor, While Superintendent Rod Rock is certainly eloquent about the impact of budget cuts on students in the Clarkston schools ("Some 'cheese and whine' about school budget," March 16), his criticism of the governor's proposed budget, like that of so many other critics, offers no constructive solution to the state's budget problems....more >>

Letter to the editor

A call for more school savings

Dear Editor, While Superintendent Rod Rock is certainly eloquent about the impact of budget cuts on students in the Clarkston schools ("Some 'cheese and whine' about school budget," March 16), his criticism of the governor's proposed budget, like that of so many other critics, offers no constructive solution to the state's budget problems....more >>

Letter to the editor

A call for more school savings

Dear Editor, While Superintendent Rod Rock is certainly eloquent about the impact of budget cuts on students in the Clarkston schools ("Some 'cheese and whine' about school budget," March 16), his criticism of the governor's proposed budget, like that of so many other critics, offers no constructive solution to the state's budget problems....more >>

Letter to the editor

Students different now, reader says

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to "Big classes way back when," Bob Klemmer's letter to the editor in the March 16 edition of the Clarkston News. Mr. Klemmer, how dare you try to compare education in 1951 to the process of today....more >>

Spiritual matters

God gives lots of reasons to be grateful

The Lord has convicted me of something lately. I mutter a lot. You say, "What? Not you, Greg! You're a pastor! And you seem so upbeat and positive!" Sure I can be upbeat when I'm up front and in public view....more >>

Raymond James: A column by James Kruzan

Don't let your 401(k) slip away

Today's job market is more transitory than ever. And, as more and more individuals switch jobs, they begin to wonder what they should do with the money they've accumulated in their employer-sponsored retirement plans. ...more >>

My Way

My Way

OCTV announces new lineup of reality shows*

In an effort to double its number of viewers, Oxford Community Television is expected to formally announce April 1 a new lineup of locally-based reality television shows. "Our research indicates the only people interested in watching an endless stream of government meetings are those in comas or those recovering from lobotomies," said station manager Lon Huguenot....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1917: The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.
1929: Black Thursday--the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
1931: Al (Alphonse) Capone, the prohibition-era Chicago gangster, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
1934: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or Great Soul, resigns from Congress in India.
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.