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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 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.
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in history
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.
1893: A machine for making shredded wheat breakfast cereal is patented.
1914: Germany declares war on Russia.
1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.