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Old administrative offices find new life

A building that was once filled with the sounds of clicking keyboards and ringing telephones is now teeming with the sounds of small children laughing and playing. Last week, the Oxford school district's childcare and preschool programs opened for business in their new digs at 105 Pontiac St....more >>

Schools lose phones, water

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Oxford Community Schools became a victim of Murphy's Law "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." On Thursday, Sept. 9, the entire school district lost phone service to the outside world while Leonard Elementary had no water for its toilets and sinks....more >>
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Born April 24th
1743: Edmund Cartwright, English parson who invented the power loom.
1766: Robert Bailey Thomas, founder of the Farmer's Almanac.
1769: Arthur Wellesley, general during the Napoleonic Wars, Duke of Wellington.
1815: Anthony Trollope, British novelist.
1856: Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
April 24th
in history
1800: The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.
1805: U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.
1833: A patent is granted for first soda fountain.
1877: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1884: Otto von Bismarck cables Cape Town, South Africa that it is now a German colony.