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Keiser's Role: A greater hope beyond the president

"If we do justice at the polls to our own conscience and sense of responsibility, then alone can we do justice to the nation we love; then alone can we make our beloved land a symbol and shrine of hope and faith for all free men....more >>

Improvement starts when you do

About a year ago, I started sharing my thoughts with you, Orion, here in this column and I have to say it's been a blast. The responses I get are often insightful and usually flattering (which contrary to popular belief does get you places....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Lake resident clears up some issues

Dear Residents of Oxford Multi Lakes (aka: Stringy Lakes) I write to you about the October 2012 issue of the Oakland Lakefront magazine…pages 26, 27, and 28 Titled: Weekly Nuisance It speaks of pristine shores back in the 1980s water skiing and a fun rope swing....more >>

Inspiration at a bread company

Letter to the editor

Every now and then an unexpected encounter with an unknown person can affect your thought processes and make you rethink your own mortality. Such an incident occurred several weeks ago at a Panera Bread store in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St....more >>

Clerk says thanks for voting help

Letter to the editor

Greetings Everyone, On behalf of the Orion Township Election Commission and myself, I express sincere gratitude to everyone who assisted with the November 6, 2012 General Election....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

Area resident leads with her heart

Congenital and ventricular, septal, pulmonary, stenosis and something about a transposition of an artery

Terri Haist Elliott has some heart. . . . And, when I say that I ain't saying she's got anything less than a full heart. What I mean to say is more conversational, like, " Wow, she's got some heart there....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Behind good students are involved parents

. . . And with that we have the problem. Now we need to turn our emphasis to a solution. There are on-going campaigns for more money for school facilities, teachers, sports palaces, etc....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Stay informed on state education efforts

Vision: The Clarkston Community Schools possesses a clear and compelling vision of ensuring that every CCS graduate understands him/herself as a thinker, learner, and contributor to a global society....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Remember vets

There's some new life for Star Wars, courtesy of the mouse. Disney bought Star Wars from creator George Lucas, and around the world fans of all ages wonder what it will mean for their beloved franchise....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Support for current burn rules for rural residents

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Jim Altene's recent letter on leaf burning ("Reader urges vote on leaf burning ban," Nov. 7). First, I think he is confusing the City of Clarkston with Independence Township –both have their own burn ordinances....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Library millage campaign continues with education

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Independence District Library Board thanks city and township residents who supported a community library dedicated to providing services to both book and internet users in the 21st Century....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Understand the importance of our differences

Last week's election was very interesting. Prior to the election, the animosity between the opposing groups had become very strong and neither side seemed to comprehend that the other might win....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 17th
1807: John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, abolitionist, reformer and founder of the Liberal Party.
1908: Willard Frank Libby, American chemist who won a Nobel Prize for his part in creating the carbon-14 method in dating ancient findings.
December 17th
in history
1948: The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Wright brothers' plane, the Kitty Hawk.
1950: The French government appoints Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny to command their troops in Vietnam.
1952: Yugoslavia breaks relations with the Vatican.
1965: Ending an election campaign marked by bitterness and violence, Ferdinand Marcos is declared president of the Philippines.
1981: Red Brigade terrorists kidnap Brigadier General James Dozier, the highest-ranking U.S. NATO officer in Italy.