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Praise for Lone Ranger Day Dear Kemosabes, Does lightning strike twice? It did this past Saturday, Aug. 2 when the community of Oxford hosted our Second Annual Lone Ranger Day with wonderful events, displays and a fantastic parade....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The politics of politicking.

Or why Americans hate their politicians

Well, I reckon we Americans will get a few moments respite from the most shallow of all advertising. No, it's not the end of sweeps week on television, so the self-promoting TV spots about all the "awesome" shows have not ended....more >>

Jim's Jottings

I got some Ramblin' JJ's for you

And, sometimes a sharp needle in the eye is a good thing!

Here's a question my middle child wants answered: "Why do deer and ground hogs in my yard eat my plantings (flowers, small bushes), but don't eat the new growths each year in the perennial growing areas?" I don't get texts nor emails, so try the mail with your answers (PO Box 108, Oxford, MI 48371)....more >>

Letters by Laura A column by Laura DuCharme

Farewell to Clarkston

Deciding to intern at The Clarkston News for the summer was something I was hesitant about. My dream is to work for a magazine, so I wanted to intern for one. Knowing those internships are hard to get, I applied to a few newspapers, as well....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader agrees with sign opinion Dear Editor, In the Letter to the Editor "Free speech trumps sign rules, reader says" (July 30 edition), Mike Fetzer is right! My sign is my speech, if you don't like it, don't look....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Change on hand in heaven and earth

The Greeks and the Romans referred to the Dog Days of Summer as an evil time "when the sea boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad and man became hysterical." They were generally talking about the sultry days of summer most commonly experienced in the months of July and August....more >>
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Born October 30th
1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885: Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
October 30th
in history
1485: Henry VII of England crowned. The curious career and uncertain past of Perkin Warbeck.
1697: The Treaty of Ryswick ends the war between France and the Grand Alliance.
1838: Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
1899: Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Joubert's Boers at Nicholson's Nek.
1905: The czar of Russia issues the October Manisfesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeonng supprot for revolution.