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Skilling not worried about education legislation

While many school officials are in an uproar about a current group of bills in the current "lame duck" session of the state Legislature and future bills that could affect the scope of public education in schools K-12, Oxford Superintendent Dr....more >>

New MayMester is student-driven

Instead of getting graded to read a novel, how would you like to watch a movie and analyze it? How about doing yoga as opposed to sweating in gym class or playing a video game you created instead of writing a paper? Oxford High School's freshman, sophomores and juniors will get their chance with this year's MayMester, which begins May 13....more >>
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DA kids learn what local govt. does

Second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary toured local government facilities last week to learn what services they provide to residents. They visited the village police department, fire department, public library, parks and recreation, and Oxford Elementary....more >>
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Smiles of the Week

Christmas came early to Clear Lake and Daniel Axford as the elementary schools played host to fun holiday activities Saturday morning. Parents and kids got to eat a delicious family breakfast, visit with Santa Claus, shop for cool gifts and make eye-catching holiday decorations to adorn their homes....more >>
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Born July 1st
1915: Willie Dixon, blues musician.
1915: Sydney Pollack, film director (Tootsie, Out of Africa).
1915: Jean Stafford, American writer (The Mountain Lion).
1916: Roland Robert Tuck, British fighter ace during World War II.
1961: Diana Frances Spencer, princess of Wales.
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in history
1777: British troops depart from their base at the Bouquet river to head toward Ticonderoga, New York.
1798: Napoleon Bonaparte takes Alexandria, Egypt.
1838: Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.
1862: Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
1863: In the first day's fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.