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Tropical getaway

The weather outside was chilly but inside Clarkston Elementary students were wearing grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts for their Luau Dance on Jan. 21. They danced and sang to their favorite songs....more >>
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Chinese, OHS to mingle sounds in concert

It's a meeting of the musical minds and styles this week at Oxford High School. Members from OHS band and choir will team up with band and choir members from Northeast Yucai School in China to present a diverse collection of American and Chinese music....more >>
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What was it like way back then?

Oxford Elementary fourth-graders took a trip back in time last week when they visited the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum. Students learned all about how folks lived, dressed, worked and played back in the 19th and early 20th centuries....more >>
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Born July 4th
1872: Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1923-1929).
1883: Rube Goldberg, Pulittzer Prize-winning cartoonist.
1898: Gertrude Lawrence, English actress.
1905: Lionel Trilling, literary critic and educator.
1927: Neil Simon, American playwright (The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue).
July 4th
in history
1862: Charles Dodgson first tells the story of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole during a picnic along the Thames.
1863: The Confederate town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant.
1881: Billy the Kid is shot dead in New Mexico.
1894: After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declares Hawaii a republic.
1895: The poem America the Beautiful is first published.