BY FRANK J. GRANETT R.PH.: Lose weight for summer

Many of us have tried the latest weight loss fads over the years to help remove those excess pounds. Buying special food packages, restricting calories and even taking a magical pill. There is no magic pill when a person makes the decision to embark on a pathway toward weight management as well as optimization of […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Will you demonstrate wisdom of God?

I would like to talk about discernment versus discrimination. In many ways, these two words are the same. They both refer to the ability to recognize differences. Discrimination has most recently been used to refer to how we respond to those differences. This word is specifically used when we talk about how we treat, or […]

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with Refuge Run Dear Editor, Thank you to Assistant Publisher Don Rush for the very generous donation of two quarter-page ads for our 11th Annual April Refuge Run. Due to your generosity and the 125 participants who raced and walked, we raised over $3,000 for our Youth Ministry Missions. Our church, Clarkston […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for patronage during sale Dear Editor, The Friends of the Clarkston Independence District Library Board would like to thank all those involved in our recent Used Book Sale at the library. The sale was very successful, raising funds to enable the library staff to provide useful, interesting and entertaining programs for all ages […]

Letters to the Editor

Workers appreciated Dear Editor, Hello, my name is Jack Storey, I am in eighth grade and I am a Boy Scout in Troop 377. I am working on a prerequisite for summer camp. I am writing about the roads in Clarkston. As you already know, the roads were pretty bad during the winter and caused […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Promise fulfilled at Pentecost

Years ago there was a song sung by Dionne Warwick that said: “Promises, promises, I’m all through with promises, promises now….” With this being an election year we might think this is going in that direction, but that is not what I would focus on. We hear so much about negative promises, never-fulfilled words, and […]

STUDENT VIEWS: Failing to feed the hungry

Eighth grade students in teacher Allie Browe’s English Language Arts classes at Clarkston Junior High School are writing activism articles in their argument writing unit, and we’re publishing some of their top articles. This week, Jacqueline Dunahay presents the case for a larger world response to hunger. World hunger is one of the world’s major […]

Letters to the Editor

A call to make views known on city project Dear Editor, I am writing to appeal to the residents of the City of Clarkston to speak out to the Clarkston City Council about the proposed Department of Public Works (DPW) addition to city hall. The planned addition is too large, too expensive, and not needed. […]

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: Thank your mother

Some kids were asked some questions about motherhood. Here are their creative responses: Why did God make mothers? She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. How did God make Mothers? God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts. Why did God give you […]

FRANK J. GRANETT R.PH.: Study looks at mother’s auto-antibodies for indicators for autism and ADHD

by Frank J. Granett Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) afflicts approximately 1 in 88 children and is a primary contributor to America’s Epidemic: The Childhood Behavioral Health Crisis as described in the book  Over Medicating Our Youth. Over 12 million children and young adults consume powerful ADHD stimulant and psychiatric medications representing a consumption rate […]