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Some thoughts on the V-word

A newspaper is a business. It's not a nonprofit group or a charitable foundation or a government-sponsored program. A newspaper is a product for which ads are sold to earn a profit....more >>

Judge Warren asks you to celebrate Patriot Week

In 2001, the terrorists slaughtered nearly 3,000 innocents simply because they were Americans holders of the sacred flame of liberty. Osama Bin Ladin specifically stated that America is "the worst civilization witnessed by the history of mankind," it was the duty of his followers to murder Americans and that his disciples "do not have to differentiate between military or civilian....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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Don't Rush Me

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Time to get involved?

The other week and maybe it was just this past weekend -- I don't remember much past today these days -- I was toolin' round the 90 degree curve to the west on Perry Road in Goodrich ....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

No war in Syria

War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Elected leaders seem to forget who they work for. It seems Americans have been doing their job writing their representatives and telling them no to a strike on Syria....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support for Labor Day picnic

Dear Editor, We would like to thank all who made the Labor Day Picnic in Depot Park a great success. Friends of the Library and the library staff gave away free popcorn, Rudy's Market free hot dogs, etc....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Football players' food donations much needed

Dear Editor, On Aug. 16th, Clarkston High School Football sponsored the 16th annual Rush for Food to benefit the Lighthouse Clarkston food pantry. The football players collected 6,397 pounds of food that was sorted, boxed and stacked ready to be distributed to low income families in the upcoming months....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Do you trust the Bible?

Maybe the question should be, "How well do you know the Bible?" Here are some statements actually made by students regarding the Bible: Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night....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
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.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.