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Time to act

I attended a funeral last week that was unusually sad. When you attend such an event, you typically are both mourning and celebrating the life of someone who has lived a long time....more >>

Police protection

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I look at the current situation in Orion Township, and I feel very responsible. I voted for and knocked on doors as a precinct delegate for the Township Supervisor who is now mucking up things at the county level and all but one of the elected Orion Township board members....more >>

Results are in

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, The Friends of the Orion Township Library held a fantastic successful book sale in September. Thank you to all the workers, customers, library staff, donators and the Baldwin Road Kroger Store, for we realized over $7,000....more >>

'Are you Blessed'

Dear Editor, One of our members read the following at a recent Lake Orion Women's Club meeting. It really spoke to me and I thought that your readers might find it thought-provoking, as well, at this Thanksgiving / holiday time: "Are you blessed" (author unknown, source unknown) "If you woke up this morning with more health than illness....more >>

Opinions

Who is Occypy Wall Street?

Dear Editor, If I know anything about the mainstream media I know they sure can polish an issue. The media's latest pile of dung: the Occupy Wall Street movement. What is Occupy Wall Street? Protestors of OWS claim the movement is "a peaceful protest in response to the economic and democratic crises"....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Every day is another day to say, thanks for the opportunity

A little something brought upon by Thanksgiving

Every night I tend to reflect on the hours I was awake that day. Did I fail, hurt or belittle any person, situation or entity. If I answer to myself, "yes" I figure out what needs to happen the next day to make things right....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Be thankful, fight recurring questions

I've been writing Jottings for over 50 years. That means 50 Thanksgivings I could have written about. But as I looked back to see if there was one I could repeat for this Thanksgiving, I found none....more >>

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Bad decison

Mouth dropping, shocked, confused, and anger are just a few words to describe the emotions in the room upon the announcement of Mike Clark as deputy supervisor at the Nov. 15 Independence Township Board meeting....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Resident upset by appointment

Dear Editor, I found the appointment of Mike Clark as deputy supervisor by our ailing and absent supervisor, Dave Wagner, a near criminal act. If Dave wanted to find a way to ensure constant turmoil and frustration in our township government, he couldn't have done a better job....more >>

My Way

My Way

Shop local unless the schools can get something out of it, then shop on-line

My publisher, Jim Sherman, Jr., found something on the Oxford Community Schools website that bothered him. Frankly, it bothered me, too. There was a section encouraging folks to shop on-line at Amazon....more >>
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Born August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
August 31st
in history
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.