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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 20th
1874: Charles Ives, composer.
1884: Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born film actor famous for his portrayal of Count Dracula (1931).
1891: Sir James Chadwick, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the neutron.
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
October 20th
in history
1938: Czechoslovakia, complying with Nazi policy, outlaws the Communist Party and begins persecuting Jews. The unprecedented Nuremberg Trial.
1940: German troops reach the approaches to Moscow. Red Stars Over Berlin.
1944: U.S. troops and on Leyte in the Philippines, keeping General MacArthur's pledge I shall return.General George C. Kenney pioneered aerial warfare strategy and tactics in the Pacific theater.
1945: Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon form the Arab League to present a unified front against the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee opens public hearings on alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Among those denounced as having un-American tendencies are: Katherine Hepburn, Charles Chaplin and Edward G. Robinson. Among those called to testify is Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan, who denies that leftists ever controlled the Guild and refuses to label anyone a communist.