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Letter to Editor: Thanks for helping clean up twp.

Oxford Township's 2013 Annual Clean-up Day was a very successful event. This was due to the overwhelming support and participation of local businesses, organizations and residents....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Some thoughts on stuff before Memorial Day

Can-do spirit, gas prices and the War on Journalism

Like most Americans (save soldiers, police, emergency personal, hospital folks and some reporter types) I did not work this past Monday, Memorial Day 2013. When writing this column I walk/walked a fine line of writing it in the present, but in the past tense....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 >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

America in pieces

In towns across America live sets of characters. Authority figures who make the rules (managers and boards), sisters and brothers who like to party (DDA and Chamber of Commerce events), cranky uncle's (the nitpickers and complainers), random family members always there to help (Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Lighthouse thanks for community support

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Lighthouse food pantry has been very lean the last several weeks with food donations barely getting to the shelves before being packed for a hungry family....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader concerned about local education

Dear Editor, I remember my high school geometry teacher. He was a friendly little man who'd walk through problem after problem after problem on a blackboard. His instruction was so intense on most days that he'd have to pat the chalk out of his cloths at the end of class....more >>

Fitness Matters

Fight food cravings by going to the source

Question: I have some pretty serious cravings from time to time. Is this because my body is deficient in certain nutrients that these foods provide? Answer: Generally speaking, no! And this is true whether you're craving brownies, spinach, or Taco Bell tacos....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
331: Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III's Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire. Alexander's First Great Victory.
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.