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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 23rd
1910: Artie Shaw, bandleader and clarinetist.
1920: Helen O'Connell, big band vocalist.
1928: Rosemary Clooney, singer.
1934: Robert A. Moog, electrical engineer, creator of the Moog synthesizer.
1947: Jane Kenyon, poet (Let Evening Come, Otherwise).
May 23rd
in history
1862: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal, Virginia.
1864: Union General Ulysses Grant attempts to outflank Confederate Robert E. Lee in the Battle of North Anna, Virginia.
1900: Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney becomes the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, thirty-seven years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
1901: American forces capture Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo.
1915: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.