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Cadet training

Springfield Plains Elementary third-graders were put to the test by high school students in LEAD, IB and Teacher Cadets. Each went through six sessions to become a "soldier," learning life and leadership skills....more >>
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An evening of culture

Oxford High School kicked-off the year of the rabbit with a Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, February 7 at the OHS Performing Arts Center. Audience members spent the evening in awe as students from OHS and Oxford's sister school, Northeast Yucai School of Shenyang, China, showcased the many different styles of Chinese performance and visual art, including singing, dancing, art, drama and musical selections featuring the OHS band and choir in cooperation with a Chinese composer ....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.