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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 August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.