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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 September 17th
1879: Andrew Rube Foster, father of the Negro baseball leagues.Until 1947 talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro Leagues.
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
September 17th
in history
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.