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Recycled art adorns Lakeville's walls

Lakeville Elementary is a brighter and more colorful place these days thanks to some vibrant new murals created by students and parent volunteers. As visitors enter the school and look to the left, they are immediately struck by these amazing, eye-catching images of a tree, flowers, the sun, a cloud and the pièce de résistance, a giant rainbow-colored butterfly....more >>
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Grapplers need $4,500 to compete

A group of Oxford High School wrestlers is preparing to represent Wildcat country on a national level, but in order to compete, they need some financial support. Senior Kyle Hill, juniors Rocco Borg and Daniel Curtis, and sophomore Zachary Wood have all earned spots on the Michigan USA Wrestling National Team....more >>
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Super Singers give their regards to Broadway!

Super Singers from Clear Lake and Oxford elementaries got together Saturday to perform a smashing musical show entitled, "Broadway Beat." It featured songs from such hits as Annie, Grease, Rent, Hairspray, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera....more >>

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All night? All right!

Following the commencement ceremony Sunday, the Class of 2012 celebrated during the annual Senior All Night Party at Oxford High School. They gambled, played wacky games and rode a mechanical bull....more >>
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Who am I?

Oxford Elementary fifth-graders dressed up as prominent personalities and posed as living wax statues as part of a lesson on how people respond to conflict in different ways. The students had to choose one person from history, or even present day, who has dealt with conflict....more >>
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Fun day!

Leonard Elementary student enjoyed their annual Field Day last week....more >>
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A place for shade

It started with a vision and ended with the reality of a new pavilion, with a $5,000 grant from Lowe's. Andersonville Elementary wanted shade for not only students but families and visitors to enjoy on their playground....more >>
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Time for fun

Clarkston High School seniors headed to Clintonwood Park after their last walk around the school as students, May 22. At the park, games, food, and fun were waiting at their senior picnic....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.