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It's All About the Kids:a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

The impact of violence on kids

The news has been filled lately with stories of violence. The Boston Marathon bombing, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting are just a few examples....more >>

Opinions

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 >>
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Scouts do spring cleanup at monastery

Boy Scouts from Oxford Troop 108 and some of their dads had an ideal day to clean-up the campus of the St. Augustine's Lutheran monastery in Addison Township. This was the 11th year that this troop has done this community service project....more >>

Letter to Editor: Lions report successful White Cane drive

The Oxford Lions Club members were on the streets of Oxford May 3-4 selling "White Canes." Thanks to the generous people of the Oxford area and the wonderful support of the Oxford Leader, which advertised the fund-raiser, our dedicated Lions were able to raise donations totaling $4,635....more >>

Letter to Editor: Grad says Willis doesn't deserve to coach

My name is Maurgan Deeg and I am a 2011 Oxford High School graduate. The reason I am writing this letter is to inform the administrative staff of Oxford High School that there is a problem going on as I speak....more >>

Don't Rush Me

I'm part of the '99%' and that's a problem

Which leads me to the new book, Leadershift

Just this weekend I heard/read the Internal Revenue Service was busted targeting groups critical of the government. According to one on-line blog I read: "The IRS repeatedly changed the criteria it used for singling out nonprofit applications for further review, at one point looking at all groups hoping to make 'America a better place to live,' according to new reports Monday morning....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Victory is sweet

I have made it. I have lived the last 10 months and come out alive, carefree, energetic and 94 pounds lighter. I finished my second phase of my nutrition plan with Nuview Nutrition on Monday....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Arts center appreciates community support

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) sincerely appreciates the work of the Clarkston News and Clarkston Retailers in raising funds for area non-profit organizations, including the CCPA, and thanks all those that attended Quattro de Mayo on Saturday, May 4....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Make over for Dixie Highway corridor

Those of us who work own or operate small businesses, those who shop and travel on Dixie Highway in Springfield Township, those who walk or jog, mail carriers to UPS drivers; we are all affected by the road construction....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for support help at Race for the Kids

Dear Editor, Heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers and participants who contribute to the continuing success of the Chuck Keegan "Race for the Kids." The fifth annual race was held on Saturday, May 4; proceeds from the race fund a scholarship program for Clarkston students....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Perfect time for outdoors at All Saints

What do you need to kick off your spring outdoor exercise regimen? You have the motivation and desire. You have warmer weather and longer days. Now think of a close, convenient location in a picturesque setting that is open early in the morning and doesn't close until well after typical work hours....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Bible truth not up to opinion

Recently, I was reading the newspaper and came across an article discussing a statement made by a religious leader from the Catholic Church. The article was filled with comments from people who appeared to be upset that this person had made the statement....more >>
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Born October 25th
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
1914: John Berryman, poet.
1941: Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
1971: Midori Goto, violinist.
October 25th
in history
1950: Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1951: In a general election, England's Labour Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.
1954: President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.
1958: The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.
1960: Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in prison for a sit-in.