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Don't Rush Me

The Super Secret Codeword is (ssh) toothpaste

Will the SFC put an "X" on my back?

After I found out what I am about to share with you, I had to look inward and find strength. Was I strong enough to do this? It took a couple of agonizing weeks of searching my conscious, but in the end I did finally type the words....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Thanks from Hugheses There are times in our lives that great adversity can actually show you that there are those who extend a hand. I want to thank all who have helped us during this challenging time in our life....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Grandma's Apron brings back fond memories

I want to thank Isabel Triest, and the coming Thanksgiving calendar, for giving me material for another Jottings. Isabel and her husband, Ed, owned the Sunoco station on S. Washington and Lincoln Streets in Oxford for quite a few years....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Through the fog

As the fog rolled in Saturday morning, I found myself on a deserted road with no clear idea which way to go. A parked SUV came into view, with a "Clarkston Dance Team" decal in the back window....more >>

Letters to the Editor

A call to examine shifting millage money Dear Editor, Remember the fire tax increase that was presented to the public in 2012 as necessary to hire more firefighters, buy equipment, etc....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Look for beauty found in life

The parable of two sons (Luke 15:11-32), also known as The Prodigal Son, begins "There was a man who had two sons.".Rocco Errico, an Aramaic scholar and Unity Minister, pointed this out to me once at a workshop we were hosting and I really began to think about this parable in a whole new way....more >>
Donald Turner
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Born December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1807: Congress passes the Embargo Act, which halts all trading completely. It is hoped that the act will keep the United States out the European Wars.
1829: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.
1918: The last of the food restrictions, that had been enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.
1929: Soviet troops leave Manchuria after a truce is reached with the Chinese over the Eastern Railway dispute.
1941: Japanese troops make an amphibious landing on the coast of Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, the Philippines. Remembering the Bataan Death March.