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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 July 31st
1901: Jean Dubuffet, French sculptor and painter.
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
1928: Horace Silver, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader.
July 31st
in history
0: Arabs capture Thessalonica.
1703: English novelist Daniel Defoe is made to stand in the pillory as punishment for offending the government and church with his satire The Shortest Way With Dissenters.
1760: Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, drives the French army back to the Rhine River.
1790: The U.S. Patent Office opens.
1875: Former president Andrew Johnson dies at the age of 66.