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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.