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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 August 27th
1871: Theodore Dreiser, novelist (Sister Carrie).
1899: C.S. Forester, novelist and author of the Horatio Hornblower series.
1908: Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963-1969).
1910: Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
August 27th
in history
1862: As the Second Battle of Bull Run rages, Confederate soldiers attack Loudoun County, Virginia.
1881: New York state's Pure Food Law goes into effect to prevent the adulteration of food or drugs.
1894: The United States congress passes an income tax law as part of a general tariff act, but it is found unconstitutional.
1910: Thomas Edison demonstrates the first talking pictures--using a phonograph--in his New Jersey laboratory.
1912: Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes first appears in a magazine.