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Brandon SOC win-win for community

Dear Editor, Community residents, Brandon School District parents and students: The Brandon Board of Education wants to thank each of you who came forward to speak on the topic of schools of choice (SOC)....more >>

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OCEF tree sale successful event

Dear Editor, I just want to acknowledge two tremendous businesses in our community who have gone above and beyond to help make our OCEF Tree Sale a success! Thank you to Bueche's who cheerfully let us sell trees at their store and to Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm for supplying us with high quality evergreen trees as well as their expert knowledge about trees....more >>

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Thanks! Buddy Poppy sale

Dear Editor, Post 582 Veterans of Foreign Wars, thanks Ortonville and surrounding communities for their generous donations during our Buddy Poppy day distribution May 5, 6 and 7. The money collected assists veterans and families of veterans....more >>

Benefits of homemade dog food

It's easy to run through the drive-thru on the way home from work to pick up a quick dinner or to rely on frozen food that can be easily made in the microwave. Premade food is convenient, but it oftentimes lacks the nutrients for optimal health....more >>

Now we need to think

The election is over and, come this summer a new Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education will be seated. We take this space today, to ask the community to think long-term. It is no secret the state is going to cut school funding, the only question is how much is it going to hurt....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The soul of a woman is dead locked

Local authors shine.

Over the years I have been asked what types of books I like to read. I am honest when I answer. I like pulp fiction. I like cheap dime store novels. I like good guys (or gals) and bad guys (and gals)....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Trump's trump prompts rebirth of birth question

Adage of yore: "A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still." In 2008 Barack Hussein Obama released a short form certificate of his birth in 1961. Following Donald Trump's loud demand, "I want to see Obama's birth certificate!" President Obama sent his personal counsel Judith Corley to Hawaii to get certified copies of his birth certificate....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Stay on course

Chew. Chew. Chew. Chew. Keep on chewing. Funny how we have to remind ourselves of the little things. I began taking a nutritional class at Nuview Nutrition in downtown Clarkston and on one of my sheets it does say "chew, chew, chew....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Superintendent's call to action

I did everything that was requested of me, and so did fellow Michigan citizens. The majority of our elected officials did not hear our voices and instead chose to unnecessarily reduce K-12 educational funding, which will negatively affect our schools, our children, and their teachers....more >>

Spiritual matters

Changes should stay true to Word of God

In 1513 Ponce de Leon set sail in search of waters that would make old people young again. As we all know it was a futile quest. There is no magical potion or waters or anything else that will make us young again, we are all part of this sinful world and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)....more >>
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Born April 24th
1856: Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
1900: Elizabeth Goudge, English author.
1904: Willem de Kooning, abstract impressionist painter.
1905: Robert Penn Warren, novelist, America's first poet laureate.
1906: William Joyce, 'Lord Haw-Haw,' British traitor, Nazi propagandist.
April 24th
in history
1898: Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1915: Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring the Armenian minority in their country.
1916: Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.
1944: The first B-29 arrives in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.
1948: The Berlin airlift begins to relieve surrounded city.