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It was a lovely day to walk to school!

The weather was absolutely perfect as Clear Lake Elementary students and parents alike celebrated International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. The day is designed to help create safer routes for walking and bicycling along with emphasizing important issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment....more >>
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National Honor Society inducts 34 new members

"You are the cream of the crop." That's how Oxford High School Principal Todd Dunckley repeatedly described the 34 junior and senior students who were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday evening....more >>
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Leonard kids hoof it to school

It was a goregous morning on Oct. 5 as Leonard Elementary students and parents alike celebrated International Walk to School Day by hoofing it to their local place of fun and learning....more >>
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Fun Run!

Participating in Leonard Elementary's Oct. 4 Fun Run to benefit the school's PTO are (from left) students Michael McQueen, Mackenzie Carter, Charlotte McClenaghan and Dylan Sherman....more >>
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Fun at the museum!

Oxford Middle School sixth-graders visited the Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium in Flint last week. There they learned about Flint history, robotics and various chemical and physical changes involving the three states of matter....more >>
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Born October 2nd
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
1904: Graham Greene, novelist (The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter).
October 2nd
in history
1931: Aerial circus star Clyde Pangborn and playboy Hugh Herndon, Jr. set off to complete the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean from Misawa City, Japan.
1941: The German army launches Operation Typhoon, the drive towards Moscow.
1950: The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.
1964: Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer.
1967: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, is sworn in. Marshall had previously been the solicitor general, the head of the legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a leading American civil rights lawyer.