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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 August 31st
1918: Alan Jay Lerner, playwright and lyricist (Brigadoon, Camelot).
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
August 31st
in history
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.