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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 >>
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Born July 1st
1892: James M. Cain, author (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce).
1899: Thomas Dorsey, American songwriter, singer and pianist, the father of gospel music.
1902: William Wyler, film director (The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben Hur).
1903: Amy Johnson, English aviator.
1915: Willie Dixon, blues musician.
July 1st
in history
1838: Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.
1862: Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
1863: In the first day's fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.
1867: Canada, by the terms of the British North America Act, becomes an independent dominion.
1876: Montenegro declares war on the Turks.