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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 April 19th
1900: Richard Hughes, English novelist and playwright (A High Wind in Jamaica).
1903: Eliot Ness, Treasury agent during Prohibition.
1905: Tom Hopkinson, British writer.
1912: Glenn T. Seaborg, physicist.
1933: Etheridge Knight, poet.
April 19th
in history
1977: Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots.
1982: NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut.
1989: The battleship USS Iowa's number 2 turret explodes, killing sailors.
1993: The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Dividian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas.
1995: A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.