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All I heard was, 'Blah, blah, blah...'

Blah, blah, blah . . . That's what most of the March 26 meeting between the Oxford and Lake Orion village councils sounded like to me. Glad to be here tonight. . . . blah, blah, blah ....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 >>

Letter to Editor: Lone Ranger name change finds supporters

Wow I think changing the Celebrate Oxford Days to the Lone Ranger Days would be cool. It is unique an appeal that the current name just doesn't have. When I first moved here it was the Gravel Festival exciting because I was a city girl gone rural....more >>

Letter to Editor: Reader questions Jacobsen about proposed expansion of EAA

I read State Rep. Brad Jacobsen's column in last week's Oxford Leader about the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) and his desire to expand the program from Detroit Public Schools to statewide....more >>

Letter to Editor: Sequestration obfuscation

Don Rush's column "Smackin' Frackin' Sequestration" on March 20, 2013 perked my interest since I've been following this sequestration issue very carefully. First, the president says the problem with sequestration lies within the Republican House of Representatives, but this rather hypocritical statement when it was Obama's suggestion to promote the sequestration in the first place....more >>

Don't Rush Me

So, it's the firt week in Arpil and . . .

. . . Whine, grouse, complain

Spring has technically been here for a couple of weeks and while I get it, I ain't buying it. It's too cold. (Whine, grouse, complain.) Heck, according to the National Weather Service, we might hit 50 degrees by the end of the week....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Where's spring?

Here is one thing I remember from my grade school days - if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. And vice versa. April showers bring May flowers. Or, just forget about it....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help in rescuing stranded cat

Dear Editor, We live in the Clarkston/Orion area and yesterday (March 25) at 7 a.m., a cat was spotted in a tree across the street from our sub. The tree was about 50-60 feet high....more >>

Spiritual Matters

The church has left the building

I like to see the expression on their faces. They ask me, "How many ministers do you have at Clarkston Community Church?" I say, "About 700." Their jaw drops. Then I clarify, "We consider every believer a minister....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Spring means new life, activities at schools

Happy spring! As our students, their families, and our staff enjoy spring break, the Clarkston Community Schools celebrates the accomplishments achieved throughout the year. Here are just a few examples....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
1824: The Tennessee Legislature adjourns ending Davy Crockett's state political career. Crockett died at the legendary siege of the Alamo in 1836.
1836: Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. In March 1843, 176 members of an unauthorized army of Texans captured in Mexico drew beans from a jar to determine which 17 among them would die for their alleged crimes.
1859: Spain declares war on the Moors in Morocco.
1862: Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge. Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited bravery and leadership while fighting for two lost causes.
1907: Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.