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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 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1954: NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
1955: Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
1960: Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
1962: U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.While the military is responsible for fighting a war, its civilian superiors not only wage war but also determine how it will be fought.