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Let's hear it for the boards! Let's give the boards a hand!

Normally, I use my column space to criticize the actions of local governments and officials. And 99 percent of the time, they give me plenty of things to write about. Bless their corrupt, inept and lazy little hearts....more >>

Don't Rush Me

You can get the straight poop on T.P. here

Or, why bidets are, uhm, better?

You know I'm just like you (even if you're a chick). I am just an average Joe and every time a new year comes around I kinda want to do things better. And, if I can't do better, then maybe just doing them a little different will work, too....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Late gift ideas to be ignored (reprint from the first week in 2006)

It's been over three weeks since Jottings has been live, and in a way that's good. Had we been live recently, chances are we would have offered two gift ideas that would lighten your change drawer, while being totally unnecessary....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

Snow day magic

When flakes fell outside the front windows of The Clarkston News office last week, I thought of snow days. Those glorious unexpected holidays from school meant sledding, fort building, and cracking through the icy surface of what had been a puddle just the day before....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Life is circular, transcendent, as Mayans knew

For those of you who may not have noticed, the world ended last month. Not the physical world, as many had predicted, but the world as we know it. This may not be news worthy as it happens all the time, "I die every day" (1Cor 15:31) says the Apostle Paul....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born February 1st
1878: Hattie Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1901: Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind).
1902: Langston Hughes, African-American poet
1931: Boris Yeltsin, The first president of the Republic of Russia and prime minister of the Russian Federation.
February 1st
in history
1951: Third A-bomb tests are completed in the desert of Nevada.
1960: Four black students stage a sit-in at a segregated Greensboro, N.C. lunch counter.
1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson rejects Charles de Gaulle's plan for a neutral Vietnam.
1965: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.
1968: U.S. troops drive the North Vietnamese out of Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon.