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OMS students pick Romney for president

Republican Mitt Romney won the presidency over Democrat Barack Obama by a popular vote of 617 to 370 and an electoral vote of 419 to 119, according to Oxford Middle School's Nov....more >>
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Anne Frank lives again on OHS stage

"The Diary of Anne Frank" is both powerful and timeless, according to Oxford High School Theatre Director Krista Price. "I love how one girl, (who) in the great scheme of things may seem insignificant, her story is being retold and retold simply because she wrote it down," Price said....more >>
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Oxford gains sister schools in Mexico

Oxford Community Schools is once again expanding its schooling territory. This time it is "south of the border." Superintendent Dr. William Skilling, along with school staff members from Leonard Elementary, Lakeville Elementary and Oxford High School, traveled to Mexico on Oct....more >>
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OES, DA students collect candy for troops serving in Afghanistan

Evan Kussner believes everybody should get some candy for Halloween, especially soldiers fighting in far-off lands where there is no trick-or-treating. "They need good days like we have," he said....more >>
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Americana Concert honors vets!

On Friday night, the Oxford Middle School choirs, under the direction of Jan Flynn, honored area veterans with their 10th Annual Americana Concert. As always, the concert featured a stirring mix of patriotic music, heartfelt words and moving imagery....more >>
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Born February 8th
1906: Chester F. Carlson, physicist, inventor of xerography, the electrostatic dry-copy process.
1906: Henry Roth, writer (Call it Sleep).
1911: Elizabeth Bishop, poet.
1926: Neal Cassaday, writer, counterculture proponent.
1931: James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant).
February 8th
in history
1861: Delegates from seceded states adopt a provisional Confederate Constitution.
1862: Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.
1865: Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.
1887: Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.
1900: British General Buller is beaten at Ladysmith, South Africa as the British flee over the Tugela River.