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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 February 13th
1682: Giovanni Piazzetta, painter (Fortune Teller).
1764: Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon's foreign minister.
1849: Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill's father and member of Parliament.
1873: Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.
1892: Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).
February 13th
in history
1689: British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.
1692: In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.
1862: The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
1865: The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
1866: Jesse James holds up his first bank.