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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 September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1939: A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.Captain Johnnie Walker, R.N., and the U-boat menace.
1948: Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.
1960: Two thousand cheer Castro's arrival in New York for the United Nations session.
1964: U.S. destroyers fire on hostile targets in Vietnam.New light on Gulf of Tonkin.
1980: Cosmonaut Arnoldo Tamayo, a Cuban, becomes the first black to be sent on a mission in space.