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You don't need a plane ticket or a passport to change the world

Last week, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance's Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. I thought I'd share my speech....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

An adventure right in front of me

Discovering stuff buried for years!

I read a blog (notimetoclean.wordpress.com) about cleaning and organizing junk drawers. Inspired, when I got to work on Monday, I opened the desk drawer that normally stays closed, except when I open it to throw more stuff in there....more >>

Letter to Editor

No to Skilling, community center I agree with last week's letter writer, R. Wagner, about what Oxford Schools is teaching our children with regard to China. I would also like to know how the school board can extend Superintendent Dr....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Ford, General Motors, et al

Car builders like General Motors, Ford, Chrysler (excuse me Fiat) and Toyota should have their advertising staffs study Victosa and other pharmaceutical company advertising. As you know, they often include warnings....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Michigan explorer

I am proud to be a Michiganian.
I am also avoiding the visualization of potholes and the cost I put into tires and wheel bearings because of the potholes. But I am proud to be from Michigan.
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Letters to the Editor

Reader rejects idea for on-ramp idea

Dear Editor,
As a resident of Independence Towship living near the proposed on-ramp, I am heartily against this proposal ("Pressure Valve," March 12).
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Spiritual Matters

Mothers lead movement for peace

As I write this article, we are preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day. My sons and I will be taking Mom out for our annual visit to the greenhouse for a selection of perennials and annuals that will bring the joy of color to our home for the summer....more >>
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Born October 13th
1890: Conrad Richter, novelist and short story writer.
1907: Yves Allégret, French film director (Dédée d'Anvers, Une si jolie petite plage).
1909: Herblock (Herbert Lawrence Block), multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist.
1910: Ernest Kellogg Gann, pilot and adventure novelist (Island in the Sky, The High and Mighty).
1910: Art Tatum, American jazz pianist.
October 13th
in history
1399: Henry IV of England is crowned.
1670: Virginia passes a law that blacks arriving in the colonies as Christians cannot be used as slaves.
1775: The Continental Congress authorizes construction of two warships, thus instituting an American naval force. The Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1776: Benedict Arnold is defeated at Lake Champlain.
1792: President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the White House.