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Keiser's Role: A Column by Trevor Keiser

Is Georgia on Skilling's mind?

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters" Albert Einstein Over the past several weeks, I've received several phone calls and had many conversations with members of the public (including other public officials) inquiring about whether or not Oxford Schools Superintendent Dr....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

One good turn deserves another

. . . and can some body take this song and put some music to it?

Last month was Community Paper Month here in Michigan and across the vast fruited plains o' America. We had a contest for folks to write an essay on community papers and got some good ones, too....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A lot of be glad about until I got addicted to TV news

I'm glad I got to live those first 87 years of my life. When I break them down to periods, there are some that really stand out. Like those early one-room school times of total innocence; then a 10-year span of war and illness, that got me to some really great married years....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Fall sports

It might be hard to believe but it is time - time for fall sports. Despite the low temperatures and rainy days August has arrived and this week marks tryouts for athletes participating in fall sports and football players going back to the field with two practices a day....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Support for Obama Dear Editor, I am offended by the rant of the once esteemed publisher, James Sherman, Sr. ("President's plan pocked with lies, not leadership," July 30). I would expect such unfounded trite from Fox News, not from a man of education....more >>

A Parent's Perspective By Arina Bokas

What future for our kids?

Whether we think about it or not, in the last 20 plus years since we experienced our K-12 schooling, a lot has changed around us. Our kids are much different from us "then." What they know and how they view the world may make them different learners with different needs and expectations....more >>

Spiritual Matters

What drives your life?

You are driven by something. Right now you may be driven by a problem or a deadline. You may be driven by guilt or fear or the need to impress and succeed. You think, "If I could just have that, if I could just get there, then I would be happy....more >>
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Born December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1944: Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes to Athens to seek an end to the Greek civil war.
1946: Chiang Kai-shek offers a new Chinese constitution in Nanking pledging universal suffrage.
1950: Scottish nationalists steal the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey. The 485 pound stone was recovered in April 1951.
1962: The Bay of Pigs captives, upon their return to the United States, vow to return to Cuba and topple Fidel Castro.
1965: Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California, She will eventually entertain in Vietnam.