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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 April 27th
1791: Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
1822: Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
1840: Edward Whymper, the first man to climb the Matterhorn.
1900: Walter Lantz, cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker.
1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
April 27th
in history
1863: The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
1865: The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers--mostly former Union POWs--are killed.
1909: The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, is overthrown.
1937: German bombers of the Condor Legion devastate Guernica, Spain.
1941: The Greek army capitulates to the invading Germans.