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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 October 26th
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
1947: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
October 26th
in history
1950: A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South 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.
1954: Chevrolet introduces the V-8 engine.
1955: The Village Voice is first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.
1957: The Russian government announces that Marshal Georgi Zhukov, the nation's most prominent military hero, has been relieved of his duties as Minister of Defense. Khrushchev accused Zhukov as promoting his own cult of personality and saw him as a threat to his own popularity. Red Army Assault on Berlin.
1958: The first New York - Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York - London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.