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The spirit of the Lone Ranger is alive and well

The Lone Ranger is still out there and I have proof. When I arrived at work on the morning of Friday, June 14, a very special surprise was waiting for me. Someone had slipped through the Leader's mail slot a bag of homemade chocolate candies shaped and packaged as silver bullets; a stack of fliers urging folks to donate to Oxford/Orion FISH and the Kids Town activity area at the Aug....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 >>

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Let the sunshine in

It's said God never lays burdens on shoulders that can't carry them. Sometimes life feels unjust, and leaves you wondering "why me." Life can leave you feeling bitter and sad if you let it....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Rush asks: What newspaper are you reading?

"When a dog bites a man, that is not news . . . But if a man bites a dog, that is news."

. Along with the sunshine, there's gotta' be a little rain, sometime. . ." -- a song some country and western chick sang in the early to mid 1970s In one of our community newspapers last week a local teacher wrote a letter to the editor....more >>
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Born May 5th
1883: Charles Albert Chief Bender, baseball player.
1890: Christopher Morley, writer (Kitty Foyle).
1899: Freeman F. Gosden, radio comedy writer and performer (Amos 'n' Andy).
1908: Rex Harrison, actor (My Fair Lady).
1909: Carlos Baker, biographer.
May 5th
in history
1886: A bomb explodes on the fourth day of a workers' strike in Chicago.
1912: Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing.
1916: U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1917: Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earns a flying certificate with the French Air Service.
1920: Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Visetti are arrested for murder.