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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 August 29th
1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
August 29th
in history
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.