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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 April 23rd
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
April 23rd
in history
1924: The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers' Bonus Bill.
1945: The Soviet Army fights its way into Berlin.
1950: Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1954: The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.
1966: President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.