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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 April 19th
1877: Ole Evinrude, inventor of the first successful outboard motor.
1900: Richard Hughes, English novelist and playwright (A High Wind in Jamaica).
1903: Eliot Ness, Treasury agent during Prohibition.
1905: Tom Hopkinson, British writer.
1912: Glenn T. Seaborg, physicist.
April 19th
in history
1861: The Baltimore riots result in four Union soldiers and nine civilians killed.
1861: President Lincoln orders a blockade of Confederate ports.
1880: The Times war correspondent telephones a report of the Battle of Ahmed Khel, the first time news is sent from a field of battle in this manner.
1927: In China, Hankow communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek.
1934: Shirley Temple appears in her first movie.