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Another V-word this week

I was going to write my column about all the wall-to-wall nonsense and gibberish I heard at last week's four-hour Oxford Village Council meeting. It was a truly embarrassing exercise in local government that practically begged to be mercilessly savaged....more >>

Letter to Editor: Resident thanks church for help

A great big thank you to Christ the King Church in Oxford. On Thursday, Sept. 12, you once again helped residents of Squaw and Clear lakes by allowing us to hold a meeting at your beautiful facility....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

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

A salute to this year's Ig Nobel Award Winners!

Ah, September. I never was really found of the month. Don’t get be wrong, it’s an okay span of time. My mom was born in September, and that was a good thing.. Hmm. What else? When September is given as a name to a girl, it is beautiful....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Floatin' down the river of de-Nile, makin' folks smile

About 50 years ago we were taking our daughter Susan and her friend Laurie Davidson to our place in the Upper P. I thought they needed some entertainment, so I started singing, "Around the corner and under the tree, a fair young maiden waited there for me....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Autumn cravings

I was craving cider. I was really craving cider. It sounded good since I missed my opportunity last year because of my nutrition plan. What has being with Nuview Nutrition taught me over the years? Well, what has losing 90 pounds taught me? Check the labels....more >>

Letters to the Editor

History belies racism in statue, reader says Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Mr. Fetzer's letter about the black lawn jockey at the Miller House ("Reader calls for removal of 'insulting' statue," Sept....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Law absolute, but Jesus intervenes on our behalf

The Law is not something we like to think about but it is always with us. When I think back to the beginning of time, when God had just created man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to care for and tend it, there was only one law, to not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (OK, maybe a second law, to be fruitful and multiply)....more >>
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Born October 23rd
1805: John Bartlett, lexicographer best known for Bartlett's Quotations.
1844: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925: Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940: Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
October 23rd
in history
1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.
1954: In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.
1973: A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria. Sacrificial stand in the Golan Heights.
1983: A truck filled with explosives, driven by a Moslem terrorist, crashes into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurs at French military headquarters, where 58 die and 15 are injured.
4004: According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.