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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 August 21st
1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938: Kenny Rogers, country singer.
August 21st
in history
1942: U.S. Marines turn back the first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal in the Battle of Tenaru.
1944: The Dumbarton Oaks conference, which lays the foundation for the establishment of the United Nations, is held in Washington, D.C.
1945: President Harry S. Truman cancels all contracts under the Lend-Lease Act.
1959: Hawaii is admitted into the Union.
1963: The South Vietnamese Army arrests over 100 Buddhist monks in Saigon.