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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 23rd
1844: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925: Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940: Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
1942: Michael Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain).
October 23rd
in history
1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.
1954: In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.
1973: A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria. Sacrificial stand in the Golan Heights.
1983: A truck filled with explosives, driven by a Moslem terrorist, crashes into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurs at French military headquarters, where 58 die and 15 are injured.
4004: According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.