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Village did the right thing; NOTA should, too

Normally, I'm ticked off at the Oxford Village Council. It usually has something to do with it wasting my tax dollars, denying voters their right to choose or rambling on and on for hours....more >>

Don't Rush Me

A letter about Christmas

Don Rush gets a message and a thought

This weekend whilst erecting the Rush fake Christmas tree, I started to harken back to the Christmases of yore. The boys were not at home, so I had plenty of time for thoughts. Often I fret over not gifting the correct, or good enough presents and thoughts during this past weekend's fake tree rising started to go down that old, familiar path....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 >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Outage brings simpler life

I, like many others in the area, experienced a power outage from the ice storm this weekend. On Sunday night after I got back from The Clarkston News, we started a fire in the wood burner (which I'm grateful for) and lit about eight tall candles....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support of Rotary projects

Dear Editor, On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, members and friends of the Clarkston Rotary were on Clarkston street corners selling the club's Goodfellow edition to raise funds for the children of Clarkston....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Love comes down at Christmas

While getting ready for Christmas this year at Calvary we have been reflecting each week on the figures of the familiar manger scene and what significant role they played in the Christmas story....more >>
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Born July 24th
1786: Jean-Louis Nicollet, French explorer.
1802: Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers).
1895: Robert Graves, poet and novelist (Goodbye to All That).
1897: Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer.
1900: Zelda Sayre, writer (Save me the Waltz).
July 24th
in history
1791: Robespierre expels all Jacobins opposed to the principles of the French Revolution.
1847: The first members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrive in Utah, settling in present-day Salt Lake City.
1862: The eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, dies at the age of 79.
1897: African-American soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrive in St. Louis, Mo., after completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana.
1941: The U.S. government denounces Japanese actions in Indochina.