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Heritage Wall celebrates immigration

Long before declaring its independence as a nation in 1776, the United States was a land founded and forged by immigrants who came here seeking liberty and opportunity. For centuries, "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" have come to our shores from all over the world to carve out a better life for themselves, their families and future generations....more >>

Auditor says schools' books are in order, be prepared for 'budget cliff'

Oxford Community Schools financial books are in order, but they need to be prepared for what lies ahead. That was the sentiment after the district's June 30, 2010 audit results were presented to the Oxford Board of Education on Monday, Oct....more >>

Robotics team to host open house, seek partners

The Oxford High School Robocats are ready to get back to their robot winning ways after returning from summer vacation. However, they need a few good businesses and individuals who are willing to partner with the program to provide support for the students involved with the program....more >>

All invited to free Vets Day concert

Every year, teacher Jan Flynn and her talented choir students at Oxford Middle School honor local veterans with their golden voices. This year is no exception as Flynn and her choirs will present their popular Americana Concert on Veterans Day, which is Thursday, Nov....more >>
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Tasting the globe

For one afternoon and evening, Oxford High School transformed into the United Nations cafeteria as hungry patrons filled their stomachs and quenched their thirst on international delicacies on Tuesday, Nov....more >>
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Monster mash!

Oxford Middle School celebrated Halloween with a big bash complete with costumes, games, tons of food and a Haunted Prison experience....more >>
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Check out my costume!

Students at Oxford and Lakeville elementaries took a break from their studies Friday to parade around their respective schools while wearing their Halloween costumes. The sheer creativity of some students coupled with the cuteness of others made it quite a sight that brought back fond memories of Halloweens past....more >>
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Trick or treat!

Sage Brocco did her impersonation of a jellyfish....more >>
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Born October 7th
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
1935: Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the film Schindler's List.
1955: Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
October 7th
in history
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.