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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 >>

Don't Rush Me

AARP? Really?

This best of the best Don't Rush Me first appeared Jan. 9, 2013. When I first started typing columns back in 1986, one of the first "gems" of journalistic dribble I labeled Don't Rush Me recorded (lamented) the fact I had found my first gray hair....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

18 years

I wonder often on human nature. I wonder why people do the things they do, why they are the way they are and what made them good at certain things. I think of human nature and psychological related issues often....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Handwriting instruction still needed, reader says

Dear Editor, In regards to "Writing tells the story, expert says," Jan. 8, how true, "Handwriting is brain writing." How sad, "They will figure it out in about 20 years after research shows what types of deficits people have developed without using handwriting....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Time for new resolution

res·o·lu·tion [rez-uh-loo-shuh] Noun, …a formal expression of opinion; a decision or a determination. Ever seen a resolution made by a city council that thanks someone? They look something like this: - WHEREAS that because, people like baseball, and - WHEREAS that baseball is fun and - WHEREAS that baseball is good for kids… that - RESOLVED Coach Johnson is the best baseball coach this town has ever seen! The "WHEREAS" is what is known to be true – the "RESOLVED" is the response....more >>
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Born February 27th
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
1930: Joanne Woodward, actress (Rachel, Rachel, The Three Faces of Eve).
1932: Elizabeth Taylor, actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
1934: Ralph Nader, consumer advocate.
February 27th
in history
1864: The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
1865: Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.
1905: The Japanese push Russians back in Manchuria, and cross the Sha River.
1908: The forty-sixth star is added to the U.S. flag, signifying Oklahoma's admission to statehood.
1920: The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.