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OHS presents 'Ella Enchanted'

No matter how old a person is, deep down, everyone loves a good fairy tale. It's a classic formula. Take one beautiful damsel, add a fairy godmother, mix in an evil, power-hungry mastermind along some ogres and giants, then dust it all with a touch of magic....more >>
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Clear Lakers sending X-mas trees to troops

The fourth-graders at Clear Lake Elementary are playing Santa Claus this year to America's troops and their families. Each of the three classrooms is donating $30 to purchase a total of three Christmas trees as part of the "Trees for Troops" program....more >>

LOFT program sells plenty of pies to help students learn independence

Voting wasn't the only American tradition that was happening on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Good old fashioned homemade apple pies were being made by the Oxford LOFT program at Christ the King Church as part of a fund-raiser for the program over the course of Nov....more >>
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Born August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.