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NHS does its part for the troops

Fourteen members of Oxford High School's chapter of the National Honor Society gave up part of their Saturday to show their support for U.S. troops serving overseas. The students partnered with Miracle Quilts of Oxford to make about 200 helmet liners, approximately 200 pillow cases and an estimated 150 neck coolers....more >>

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Sled dogs visit DA kids

Normally, dogs aren't allowed in school, but when they come all the way from Alaska, exceptions can be made. On Monday, Daniel Axford Elementary had a couple of furry visitors when Alaskan huskies Ketza and King Tut dropped by with their master, Joe Pawelek....more >>
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Born July 22nd
1908: Amy Vanderbilt, American journalist, etiquette authority.
1923: Robert Dole, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate.
1932: Megan Terry, playwright (Calm Down Mother, Goona Goona).
1936: Tom Robbins, novelist (Another Roadside Attraction, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues).
1946: Paul Schrader, screenwriter and film director (Taxi Driver).
July 22nd
in history
1652: Prince Conde's rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin's loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris.
1789: Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.
1812: A British army under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain.
1814: Five Indian tribes in Ohio make peace with the United States and declare war on Britain.
1881: The first volume of The War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is published.