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Additional names to OMS honor roll

Two students, sixth-grader Izaak Ossege and seventh-grader Nicholas Peel, were accidently left off of the Oxford Middle School Honor Roll. Congratuations on all of your hard work and best of luck the rest of the school year....more >>

Protecting our youth starts at home

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor While it may be impossible for young people to admit it, Michele Novak thinks many kids, including plenty in our community, really do look up to adults as role models....more >>

Three bonds, one vote, $20 million proposed by school administration

Clarkston Community Schools administration recommended the Board of Education approve a $20 million bond for the May 2012 election at their Dec. 12 meeting. The board will now review and finalize the bond list presented to them, which cut $3 million from a list presented Nov....more >>
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Christmas at the O.K. Corral

Clear Lake Elementary's second-graders celebrated a western-style Yuletide with their "Christmas at the O.K. Corral" concert held Dec. 8 at the high school's Fine Arts Center. The townspeople of Snowy Gulch are preparing to celebrate Christmas with their annual festival at the O....more >>

Additions to OMS honor roll

Two students, sixth-grader Izaak Ossege and seventh-grader Nicholas Peel, were accidently left off the Oxford Middle School honor roll, which was printed in the Nov. 30 edition of the Oxford Leader....more >>
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Crushing cans for college credits

A group of Oxford High School students last week celebrated the end of their college-level course by crushing aluminum soda cans with strange contraptions. It sounds weird, but that's how future engineers roll....more >>
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Busy as elves in Leonard!

Leonard Elementary looked more like Santa's workshop than a school Friday night. Tons of little ones filled the gymnasium as they painted and decorated all sorts of holiday gift items ranging from birdhouses to Christmas ornaments....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1820: John Tyndall, British physicist and the first scientist to show why the sky is blue.
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
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in history
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.