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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 November 20th
1908: Alistair Cooke, English journalist, television host.
1916: Thomas McGrath, poet and novelist.
1923: Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning South African novelist.
1925: Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General, New York senator and brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated while running for president.
1936: Don DeLillo, author (White Noise, Libra).
November 20th
in history
1700: Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
1903: In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
1914: Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.By 1913, Bulgaria had one of the most formidable land forces in Europe.
1928: Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
1931: Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.The rise of militaristic nationalism in Japan.