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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 September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1870: Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.
1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.