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OMS assembly deals with suicide, self-worth

"Nobody's worthless." That was the message presented to Oxford Middle School eighth-graders by Dave Opalewski, a Central Michigan University professor and author of "Confronting Death in the School Family" during a special assembly Friday morning....more >>

Skilling wins award for being 'tech-savvy' supt.

It looks like Dr. William Skilling and technology go hand-in-hand. eSchool News, a publication network of eSchool Media Inc., announced on Feb. 1 Skilling was a recipient of the Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award, which is award to the top 10 superintendents from coast to coast who best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district's educational goals....more >>

School board OKs $140K for Fine Arts Center, lobby

The Oxford High School Fine Arts Center and its lobby will receive some upgrades to their sound and video systems. During the Jan. 23 school board meeting, officials voted 6-0 to approve approximately $140,000 worth of upgrades....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1568: Eric XIV, king of Sweden, is deposed after showing signs of madness.
1630: John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel
1703: The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
1791: Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
1846: The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.