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OHS auto students headed for state finals

It happens like clockwork every spring. Oxford High School's automotive technology program sends two talented students to the state finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition....more >>
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OHS auto students headed for state finals

It happens like clockwork every spring. Oxford High School's automotive technology program sends two talented students to the state finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition....more >>
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

Following the Yellow Brick Road isn't the only way to get to the Emerald City. Leonard Elementary students learned they can simply read their way to the shining city in the merry old Land of Oz....more >>
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OES gets healthy!

Oxford Elementary students took a break last week from their usual studies to a receive a high-energy lesson in healthy living. Representatives from Powerhouse Gym in Orion Township visited the school to talk about the importance of eating nutritious, well-balanced meals, engaging in some sort of physical activity on a daily basis and drinking plenty of water as opposed to soda pop....more >>
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Wax figures come to life!

Some of history's most well-known – and little-known –inventors and innovators were immortalized at Leonard Elementary last week as part of a living wax museum. Fifty fourth-graders dressed up as famous figures such as Issac Newton, George Washington Carver, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Nobel, Henry Ford, Neil Armstrong and Steve Jobs....more >>
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Who's the Master of the House?

Oxford Middle School's sixth, seventh and eighth-grade classes competed in a variety of wacky contests and races last week as part of the annual "Master of the House" event. The competition is designed to build school spirit (a....more >>

Schools looking at $3.4 million shortfall in next year's budget

Clarkston Schools are looking at a $3.4 million shortfall in next year's budget. "Indicators predict 2012-2013 will be the worst year yet for revenue, based on the governor's budget proposal," said Mary Beth Rogers, executive director of business services....more >>
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Kids serve community

First-grader Jordin Moore spreads cheese on a dog biscuit, adding more zing for dogs at the humane society. Independence Elementary students spent March 22 participating in S.O.C....more >>
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A furry tale

Wolfie, Clarkston High School mascot, and his two helpers, cheerleaders Rachel Henderson and Sarah Keller, stopped by Andersonville Elementary during lunch on Wednesday. During the month, students had celebrity readers every lunch on Wednesday for March is Reading Month....more >>
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Born October 26th
1854: Charles William Post, food manufacturer, creator of Grape Nuts and Post Toasties.
1879: Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
1901: Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer.
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
October 26th
in history
1950: A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1954: Chevrolet introduces the V-8 engine.
1955: The Village Voice is first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.
1957: The Russian government announces that Marshal Georgi Zhukov, the nation's most prominent military hero, has been relieved of his duties as Minister of Defense. Khrushchev accused Zhukov as promoting his own cult of personality and saw him as a threat to his own popularity. Red Army Assault on Berlin.
1958: The first New York - Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York - London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.