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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 July 2nd
1900: Tyrone Guthrie, English theater director.
1908: Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
1916: Barry Gray, radio talk show host.
1918: Robert Sarnoff, president of NBC.
1926: Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist.
July 2nd
in history
1937: American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world.
1961: Novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
1964: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law.
1967: The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.
1976: North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.