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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 March 31st
1914: Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and Nobel Prize-winning writer.
1915: Henry Morgan, comedian, radio performer.
1926: John Fowles, English novelist (The Collector, The French Lieutenant's Woman).
1936: Marge Piercy, poet and novelist.
1948: Al Gore, Vice President to President William J. Clinton (1993-2001).
March 31st
in history
1776: Abigail Adams writes to husband John that women are determined to foment a rebellion if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights.
1779: Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which they promise to take no military action in the Crimea.
1790: In Paris, France, Maximilien Robespierre is elected president of the Jacobin Club.
1836: The first monthly installment of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens is published in London.
1862: Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces takes place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.