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BPA students heading for nationals

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge once said, "The chief business of the American people is business." Well, it appears some Oxford High School students have taken that famous statement to heart as five of them earned the right to compete at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2012 National Leadership Conference in Chicago April 25-29....more >>
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Lakeville students raise money to help tornado victims in KY

Survivors of those deadly tornadoes that swept through Kentucky earlier this month are getting a helping hand from students at Lakeville Elementary. Last week, third-graders in teacher Maureen Magdaleno's class set up a lemonade stand in the school cafeteria to raise funds to help tornado victims rebuild their lives....more >>
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Spring fever in Leonard!

There's no better way to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring than with an old-fashioned school fair. Leonard Elementary did exactly that Friday night as parents and kids alike played games, rode a wild mechanical bull and stuffed themselves with delicious pizza and soda pop....more >>
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DA/OES put on a heck of a fair!

Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary held their annual joint Spring Fair on Saturday. It was quite the hit as kids got to fish for candy, test their strength, try their luck and get their faces painted....more >>
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OHS presents Into the Woods

Oxford High School presented its production of the musical "Into the Woods," which allowed the audience to see what happened to their favorite fairy tale characters after they got exactly what they wished for....more >>
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Born September 18th
1819: Leon Foucault, French physicist.
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
September 18th
in history
0: James Abercromby is replaced as supreme commander of British forces after his defeat by French commander the Marquis of Montcalm at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.
1759: Quebec surrenders to the British after a battle which sees the deaths of both James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm, the British and French commanders.
1793: George Washington lays the foundation stone for the U.S. Capitol.1796: The First Real Election.
1830: Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the United States, loses a nine-mile race in Maryland to a horse.
1850: Congress passes the second Fugitive Slave Bill into law (the first was enacted in 1793), requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule.