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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 August 28th
1774: Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first U.S.-born saint.
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
August 28th
in history
0: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph