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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 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
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.
1943: British troops in Italy enter Naples and occupy Foggia airfield. The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought bravely in eight major campaigns.
1944: The U.S. First Army begins the siege Aachen, Germany.
1946: Twelve Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials---Karl Donitz, Hermann Goring, Alfred Jodl, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachin von Ribbentrop, Fritz Saukel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, and Alfred Rosenberg.
1974: Five Nixon aides--Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon's Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell--go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation.