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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 31st
1887: Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese Nationalist.
1896: Ethel Waters, actress and blues singer.
1902: Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, journalist and short story writer.
1917: William H. McNeil, historian (The Rise of the West).
1925: Charles Moore, influential post-modern architect.
October 31st
in history
1803: Congress ratifies the purchase of the entire Louisiana area in North America, adding territory to the U.S. which will eventually become 13 more states.
1838: A mob of about 200 attacks a Mormon camp in Missouri, killing 20 men, women and children. Crossing the continent--on foot.
1864: Nevada becomes the 36th state. The story of a killer named Queho.
1941: After 14 years of work, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is completed.
1952: The United States explodes the first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.