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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 October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1861: The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
1867: Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms. Used by most American Indians, bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.
1872: The U.S. Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted. Naval historian and theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan.
1879: After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.
1904: Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.