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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 August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1711: A British attempt to invade Canada by sea fails.
1775: King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace and declares them in open rebellion.
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.