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Democracy at work:Leonard students get to vote like mom and dad

While the rest of the country is still waiting to cast their votes for either the Romney/Ryan or Obama/Biden tickets, Leonard Elementary has already elected its new student council president and vice president....more >>

Marching band gets highest score ever at Alma Invite

Band-O-Rama set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at OHS

ALMA Somebody up there must like the Wildcats as evidenced by what happened when Oxford competed at the Alma College Marching Band Invitational on Oct. 13. "It was cold and very, very rainy," said OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons....more >>
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Dance team fall clinic fund-raiser Oct. 27

Oxford High School Dance Team is holding its first Fall Dance Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Oxford High School from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade....more >>
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Trunk or treat!

Lakeville Elementary's PTO hosted a Fall Harvest Festival/Trunk-or-Treat event Friday evening....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.
1926: American film star Rudolph Valentino dies, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.