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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 May 24th
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
1905: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist (And Quiet Flows the Don).
1928: William Trevor, Irish short story writer and novelist (The Old Boys, The Boarding House).
1941: Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), singer and songwriter.
May 24th
in history
1610: Sir Thomas Gates institutes laws divine moral and marshal, a harsh civil code for Jamestown.
1624: After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia's charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.
1689: English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
1738: The Methodist Church is established.
1764: Boston lawyer James Otis denounces taxation without representation, calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain's new tax measures.