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Leonard Elm. rallies to help Gillian

Leonard Elementary second-grader Gillian Yocum is literally fighting for her life, but she's not doing it alone. She's got an entire school behind her. A spaghetti dinner/silent auction fund-raiser for Gillian, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) earlier this month, will be held at Leonard Elementary on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30-8 p....more >>
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Support the band, man

OHS junior Salena Pritchett collects money on M-24 Saturday for the school's marching band during the Boosters' Tag Days fund-raiser, which collected approximately $2,900. Pritchett plays xylophone, bells and crash cymbals....more >>
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Theater Co. does'Hansel and Gretel'

It's the story of a rich old woman who dabbles in the occult and uses candy to lure unsuspecting children to her house so she can cook and eat them. No, it's not one of those sensationalized 'true crime' stories; it's the centuries-old tale of "Hansel and Gretel....more >>
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Stepping back in time

There's only one spot in Oxford where you can learn all about this community's connections to the Lone Ranger, gravel pits, railroads, Ty Cobb, World War I, corn flakes, the big cyclone of 1896 and so much more....more >>
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Born February 14th
1819: Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewriter.
1845: Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist.
1859: George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
1894: Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer...and violinist.
1894: Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson, founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy's National Committee on Music.
February 14th
in history
1797: The Spanish fleet is destroyed by the British under Admiral Jervis (with Nelson in support) at the battle of Cape St. Vincent, off Portugal.
1848: James Polk becomes the first U.S. President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.
1859: Oregon is admitted as the thirty-third state.
1870: Esther Morris becomes the world's first female justice of the peace.
1876: Rival inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both apply for patents for the telephone.