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9 running for school board

Oxford School Board President Colleen Schultz said she's "encouraged" to see nine candidates running for the four open seats on the board, which includes her own. "It shows our community cares about our school district and it shows people want to make a difference," said Schultz, who's served on the board for 17 years....more >>
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Amy Hamilton eyes school board seat

If you ask Amy Hamilton what her hobby is, she will be the first to tell you that it's her kids. "I will get a hobby when the kids are grown and out of the house," Hamilton said....more >>
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Chinese students go to camp

Twenty-five third-through-fifth-grade Chinese students from Oxford's sister schools in Shenzhen and Chongqing joined Oxford students for a week of summer camp fun July 21-28. "It's unique because we've had an opportunity to visit these schools before so some of the kids have even recognized us," said Oxford Elementary Principal Jeff Brown....more >>
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Born July 31st
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
1928: Horace Silver, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader.
1951: Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
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in history
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.
1917: The third Battle of Ypres commences as the British attack the German lines.
1932: Adolf Hitler's Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) doubles its strength in legislative elections.
1944: The Soviet army takes Kovno, the capital of Lithuania.
1971: Apollo 15 astronauts take a drive on the moon in their land rover.