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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 4th
1861: Frederic Remington, Western painter and sculptor.
1862: Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.