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Generosity was key to successful event

Last week's sneak preview of Disney's "The Lone Ranger" at the Oxford 7 Theater was a smashing success. I dare say it was the "Event of the Year" and best of all, it was a completely private initiative....more >>

Letter to the Editor: A Gettysburg horse (or ghost) story

July 1 was the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle at Gettysburg and in honor of that, I wanted to write about my experiences riding Eli on the battlefield in April 2002. First, who is Eli? He is my 21-year-old (equal to 63 years in human age) equine partner....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Some DDA thoughts

Thankfully, a DDA board member Ed, Hunwick recently addressed the criticisms of the DDA board in the Oxford Leader. At a recent village council meeting, the council members were very critical of the DDA board members....more >>

Congratulations on Seymour Celebration

Congratulations to Lauren Jacobsen and her great crew for a truly wonderful weekend of fireworks, carnival and good clean fun at the Seymour Celebration in Oxford. A little drizzle on Friday night did not slow down the fireworks show as everything went on as scheduled....more >>

Opinions

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 >>

Don't Rush Me

While cats play, what dog is watching?

To be good, a community newspaper editor should . . .

I do a lot of reading -- always have (thank you Mom and Dad). When I was young, young, young I was driven to read Marvel comic books. I liked the Fantastic Four (really only because of the orange rock-skinned Thing)....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Avoid toxic people

Finding a higher purpose is part of life's journey. At times this journey is a rough dark ride-full of trials and tribulations. Be careful of the company you keep, and surround yourself with good spirits....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for making July 4 a success

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Fourth of July Parade Committee would like to say thank to the many groups and individuals who made this year's parade a community event to remember. Estimates have placed 20,000 people attending the parade on Wednesday....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Get involved to share God's love

In our morning devotional reading my wife and I have been working through the book Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. Why, you might ask, when you have a good marriage? Resources like this can strengthen what is already there....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1096: Seljuk Turks at Chivitot slaughter thousands of German crusaders. Taking Jerusalem.
1529: The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan's most powerful warlord.
1790: The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory. Nelson and the Nile.