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Lone Ranger Days sounds good to me

I fully support the idea of temporarily changing the name of Celebrate Oxford to Lone Ranger Days this year. We've got a golden opportunity to hitch this town's wagon to a $250 million blockbuster summer movie because the real Lone Ranger also known as Brace Beemer lived here for many years....more >>

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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Don't Rush Me

No Facebook posting on April Fools Day

Viva la revolucion!

So, I kinda struck a nerve when I opined (openly and on the internet) that maybe it was my God-given calling to save America from itself and Facebook. Okay, I whined about all the insignificant stuff folks post on-line for the world to see and I called for the great American Facebook off slated for April Fools Day....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for Optimist fund-raiser support

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Clarkston Area Optimists, we would like to thank everyone involved in our Murder Takes a Cruise Fundraiser event on Saturday, March 9. With the generous contributions from numerous local businesses we were able to raise over $5,000! These funds will help support the youth programs we operate in the Clarkston area throughout the year....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

I think these threats against Punxsutawney Phil are a symptom of winter mania. I have to admit, my patience for the slush stuck on my car and the windy bad hair days is also running out, but groundhogs aren't the only sources of nature's news....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
1964: Jean Paul Satre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1966: The Soviet Union launches Luna 12 for orbit around the moon