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TAMS prez honors Clear Lake with letter

When the head of one of the largest corporations in the entire world takes the time to write a 'thank you' letter to an elementary school, it's a pretty big deal. Toshiya Miyaguchi, president of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc....more >>
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Celebrating Earth Day!

Students at Lakeville and Clear Lake elementaries celebrated Earth Day last week with a variety of activities designed to educate and raise awareness. At Lakeville, the students learned how an oil spill affects waterfowl, how long it takes a variety of items to biodegrade in landfills and how solar energy works....more >>
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Students get free bike helmets

POH Regional Medical Center and the Oxford Fire Department teamed up last week to distribute 350 free bicycle helmets to second-graders at Clear Lake, Lakeville, Daniel Axford and Leonard elementaries....more >>
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Born September 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1864: Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee. Armed with their new, lethal seven-shot Spencer rifles, Wilder's Lightning Brigade was all that stood between the Union Army and the looming disaster at Chickamauga Creek.
1889: Robert Younger, in Minnesota's Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.
1893: Some 50,000 Sooners claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.
1908: General Motors files papers of incorporation.
1920: Thirty people are killed in a terrorist bombing in New York's Wall Street financial district.