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Letter to Editor: Opposed to ORV park

Why are the only options that include ORV use being presented at the charrette? During Charrette #1, it was quite clear that the majority of Oxford residents do not support ORVs in this proposal....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 >>

Don't Rush Me

Some white trash we need to avoid

And, I ain't talkin' about my relatives in West Virginia

Last week I was invited to cover a presentation in regards to weight management. I wasn't sure the invitee, Jessica Green, was trying to tell me something, or she wanted press for the event....more >>

Editorial

Main Street doing fine without Main Street

The call to join Main Street Oakland County in last week's front pager "Clarkston champion needed" has its heart in the right place, but isn't needed right now. The Oakland County program would require $35,000-$75,000 in fund-raising to join....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Get help early

As beautiful as humanity can be-it can equally ugly - but these kinds of things must be talked about. I know this girl who was severely sexually abused for quite some time as a child by her mother's boyfriend....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.