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Reporter's column - We work hard for the money

I try not to use common adages to describe myself or my activities, but I work hard. Anyone will tell you they work hard and it's true for some, false for others, sometimes transparently so....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Young Master Shamus forgets to brush his teeth, but . . .

I keep being told by all the smart people that young people don't read newspapers anymore. I guess if it ain't electronic and entertainment driven it ain't worth the paper it's printed on -- and since I always believe what I am told by the smart people, I guess it's okay for me to be somewhat proud of eldest son, Shamus, in print....more >>

Letter to the editor - Memorial is nearly finished, needs help

One of Michigan's most impressive Veterans Memorials is located in Lake Orion on Lapeer Road at Odanah Street. Developed over 19 years, it is nearing completion but funding is urgently needed to pay for the last major project which is the central monument....more >>

Letter to the editor - Good job, young writers!

Lake Orion Optimist Essay Winners. Left to Right: Sophia Lafayette, Essay Contest Chair; Grand Prize Winner, Emma Hartman (11th grade); Second Place winner, Amanda Weise (11th grade); Third Place winner, Breanne Dixon (12th grade) and Katherine Baumann, Board Member....more >>

Opinions

I'll stick with my 'Warm Friends'

Dear Editor, I wanted to write to thank Mr. Bob Kratt and the Hamilton's Crew for their Letter to the Editor in last week's Citizen (March 24, 2012.) I was happy to see that Hamilton's take on the proposed Consumer Power gas main extension was finally voiced....more >>

Opinions

Cash Mob and Night at the Races

Dear Editor, We had a great time in Ortonville,on March 24!! First, at the Cash Mob at Willow Pointe on South Street. Although some people shopped early in order to avoid the crowd, there were more than a dozen people gathered in the parking lot to go in to the store at noon....more >>

Opinions

Why can't government work?

Dear Editor, Recently, I had an issue that I felt was a "prime" example of why people feel many of our government institutions cannot run effectively as most of use run our own lives or business....more >>

Opinions

Rocking and Raking, April 28

Dear Editor, The annual spring Teens and Seniors, Rocking and Raking yard cleanup project will take place on Saturday, April 28. Any senior citizen or disabled adult can request yard clean up, windows washed and/or minor chores by notifying the Edna Burton Senior Center of the work you are requesting....more >>

News

Good government does permit some compassion

(In response to 'Campground residents not above the law,' The Citizen, March 17, page 6) Dear Editor, I notice that you do not seem to consider the fact that we are talking about seniors in there 80's and at least one being a WW 2 veteran with an ill wife....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Questions on school bond details

Dear Editor, As a concerned parent of the Clarkston Community Schools, I have numerous questions that have yet to be answered by the district. After attending several board meetings, there is a lack of specificity regarding the actual implementation in this plan....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader supports bond, kids, schools

Dear Editor, I am writing to give my total support to the Clarkston Schools Technology and Capital Improvement Bond set for May 8! The proposal will position the schools to expand learning opportunities for our students and create a global learning environment that will prepare them for the future....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Bond support from students' parent

Dear Editor, I hope all residents will vote "yes" on Tuesday, May 8. My kids attend Springfield Plains Elementary school and Funshine. Without support for this proposal I am afraid my children will not have the same technology resources available to them as other children in neighboring districts....more >>

Spiritual matters

Does God hear our prayers, and answer them?

Over the years I have prayed a lot of prayers for others, for myself and for situations in the world. Sometimes these prayers clearly seem to have been heard and answered. Sometimes the situation I was praying about was resolved or the person got better....more >>
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Born April 16th
1871: John Millington Synge, dramatist and poet (Playboy of the Western World).
1889: Charlie Chaplin, film actor and director.
1919: Merce Cuningham, American dancer and choreographer.
1922: Kingsley Amis, British author (Lucky Jim).
1924: Henry Mancini, composer and conductor (Moon River).
April 16th
in history
1705: Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton.
1746: Prince Charles is defeated at the battle of Culloden, the last pitched battle fought in Britain.
1777: At the Battle of Bennington, New England's minute men rout British regulars.
1818: The U.S. Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.
1854: San Salvador is destroyed by an earthquake.