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Don't Rush Me

Sage advice for 2014:

Don says, 'This year don't be stupid.'

Yep, it's official we've watched another ball drop, and I am not talking about the disappointing receiving efforts of your Detroit football Lions. I'm talking about that symbolic gizmo that mechanically, ever-so-slowly moves its way down a pole in New York every Dec....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 >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Hello 2014!

The past year has had it's ups and downs but as we welcome 2014 I am excited for a new year. I did enjoy 2013 - it had a lot of adventures. I spent my vacation in California and visited a lot of my relatives and did the complete tourist experience - Disneyland, Hollywood, Warner Brothers Studio Tour and San Diego....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thank for providing Christmas to kids

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Area Youth Assistance would like to give the staff and members of the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union a huge thank you as they continue their tradition of providing Christmas for CAYA children....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Time for a fresh start

You may have seen these billboards while driving around the country. The billboards are a simple black background with white text. They are supposedly messages from Godů Tell the kids I love them....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1836: Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. In March 1843, 176 members of an unauthorized army of Texans captured in Mexico drew beans from a jar to determine which 17 among them would die for their alleged crimes.
1859: Spain declares war on the Moors in Morocco.
1862: Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge. Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited bravery and leadership while fighting for two lost causes.
1907: Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
1914: U.S. places economic support behind Allies. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.