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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 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
0: Nathaniel Bacon leads an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon's Rebellion came in response to the governor's repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians.
1773: Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.