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NO votes for community rec. center Let me start by saying I think the recreation department does an admirable job. This proposed new center is not about that. This community is facing multiple increases in water cost and taxes....more >>

Don't Rush Me

They're coming to take me away, ha-ha, hee-hee

Or as Elvis said, 'Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend - without a song.'

I think something is terribly wrong with me. This revelation started to show itself this past winter (you remember, the one with all the vortexes). As I was shoveling my back yard (and, no, that act in itself wasn't the crumb-of-a-clue that started my introspectional investigation), I stopped in mid shovel....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Give me green paint, and I give you the Jolly Green Giant!

Tis the season for re-runs, and I'd like you to follow a hair pulling Jottings runner from 1966. * * * Several weeks ago, Hazel and I were in a group that attended the Orion Council of Knights of Columbus dance....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Parade etiquette

This week's letter to the editor regarding the incident at the Fourth of July parade is interesting. I was at Clintonwood Park getting ready for the veterans' activities during the parade so I missed it....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Support for Aliaga

Dear Editor, I am writing to you regarding Jose Aliaga, candidate for State Representative. I have known Jose for some years now. Aside from considering him a good friend I also believe with all my heart he is the best fit candidate to serve us as our State Representative....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Parade not boos' time, place, reader says Dear Editor, I would like to share an anecdote from the Clarkston Fourth of July parade this year for it illustrates the importance of "Correct time and place....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Find grace even in a gift shop

This past fourth of July, I did what the majority of pastors do, I took that Sunday off and I spent time with my family in Florida. One of the things that we planned to do when we were in Florida was to visit Universal Studios....more >>
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Born July 4th
1826: Stephen Foster, American composer.
1872: Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1923-1929).
1883: Rube Goldberg, Pulittzer Prize-winning cartoonist.
1898: Gertrude Lawrence, English actress.
1905: Lionel Trilling, literary critic and educator.
July 4th
in history
1863: The Confederate town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant.
1881: Billy the Kid is shot dead in New Mexico.
1894: After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declares Hawaii a republic.
1895: The poem America the Beautiful is first published.
1901: William H. Taft becomes the American governor of the Philippines.