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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 August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.