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Pain relief is it in your mind?

Science does not have all of the answers to how pain works, yet we know that the mind plays an important role in how we perceive pain. Could this mean that we can change the experience of pain through our thinking? A friend of mine, Dan Cleary, is an expert in the area of chronic pain as both a patient and a practitioner....more >>

Elise's Entries A column by Elise Shire

Change OK

It's moving time once again for my family and I. Change seems to get easier the more times you go through it. This move has been stirring memories of our first major move three years ago....more >>

Letter to the editor

Reader opposes liquor tax break

Dear Editor, Michigan Senate has no integrity. SB331 is proof. The entire senate voted 38-0 to cancel the party store liquor tax, a $14 million loss. Here is what makes this so offensive....more >>

Letter to the editor

Finally some relief

Dear Editor, Thumbs up and thanks to Kroger Company for opening a gas station in Lake Orion. Finally we are getting some relief from the outrageous prices charged by the greedy gas service stations....more >>

Letter to the editor

Fireworks rocked

My Way

My Way

If the ACT is so important, why isn't Oxford improving?

"We need to get our average composite score on the ACT to at least a 21 (or) 22. That, to me, is a minimum . . . We're going to make a more concerted effort to get our kids' scores up on the ACT ....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Rush had an epiphany: Life is like baseball

"The thing to remember is not to let it pass you by without swinging"

Baseball. For the past few months a thought has been bouncing around inside my noggin' like a game of pepper before a game . . . baseball . . . . . baseball . . . hardball . ....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Sweet, kind mother raised us with threats

Following is a reprint of a Jottings I wrote a long time ago. If you remember it, you too, are old. But it's July, and the heat has slowed my mind. - - - 0 - - - ". . . The accepted image of mothers to song writers and many of us ordinary folk is that of a gentle person, grey of hair and kind....more >>


Lawsuit will further divide village

Dear Editor, On June 27, 2011 a lawsuit was initiated by a Goodrich resident in the Seventh District Court naming the Village of Goodrich, the Goodrich Council and the village clerk as defendants....more >>


Great job BMS girls track team

Dear Editor, The Gordie Richardson Oakland County Track Meet was on May 31, 2011 at Clarkston High School which featured more than 40 schools and 1,000 students. The Brandon Middle School girls track team took first place....more >>


U.S. no longer Christian nation?

Dear Editor, (In response to 'Freedom of speech or offensive,' The Citizen, July 2, page 1): Thank you for this article. I, for one, am happy to have missed the display by PAC volunteers....more >>

Letter to the editor

Activists find double standard

Dear Editor, Thank you for your story ("Recall in wrong place," and your editorial "Keep school information flow open," June 23). It has shown us that the change in leadership in the Clarkston Community Schools has brought us more of the same....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for help with...

July 4 Parade Dear Editor, The 2011 Fourth of July Parade was a tremendous success! All those who volunteered to put this together should be congratulated! We, at the Knights of Columbus, had a fantastic experience helping with the "staging" of the floats and other entries....more >>

Spiritual matters

Wholeness natural state for God's people

On the fourth of July we finally made it into the Clarkston Parade. We have talked about it for a couple of years and this year we actually rallied the energy to do it. Our presence was a simple expression that peace begins with all of us, peace is patriotic....more >>
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Born October 9th
1873: Charles Rudolph Walgreen, the father of the modern drugstore.
1879: Max von Laue, German physicist.
1899: Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War.
1909: Jacques Tati, French actor and director.
1940: John Lennon, English musician, one of the Beatles.
October 9th
in history
1934: In Marseilles, a Macedonian revolutionary associated with Croat terrorists in Hungary assassinates King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. The two had been on a tour of European capitals in quest of an alliance against Nazi Germany. The assassinations bring the threat of war between Yugoslavia and Hungary, but confrontation is prevented by the League of Nations.
1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships. As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.
1946: Eugene O'Neill's play The Iceman Cometh opens at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.
1949: Harvard Law School begins admitting women. Women in the Workplace: Education.
1950: U.N. forces, led by the First Cavalry Division, cross the 38th parallel in South Korea and begin attacking northward towards the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.