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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 March 4th
1901: Charles Goren, world expert on the game of bridge.
1904: Ding Ling, Chinese writer and women's rights activist.
1928: Alan Sillitoe, novelist (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner).
1932: Miriam Makeba, South African singer.
1934: Jane Goodall, British anthropologist, known for her work with African chimpanzees.
March 4th
in history
1813: The Russians fighting against Napoleon reach Berlin. The French garrison evacuates the city without a fight.
1861: The Confederate States of America adopt the Stars and Bars flag.
1877: The Russian Imperial Ballet stages the first performance of Swan Lake in Moscow.
1901: William McKinley is inaugurated president for the second time. Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated as vice president.
1904: Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.