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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 May 22nd
1844: Mary Cassatt, impressionist painter.
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author, creator of the Sherlock Holmes series.
1907: Laurence Olivier, actor.
1920: Thomas Gold, astronomer.
1927: Peter Mathiessen, writer.
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in history
1246: Henry Raspe is elected anti-king by the Rhenish prelates in France.
1455: King Henry VI is taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses.
1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially begins as the Corps of Discovery departs from St. Charles, Missouri.
1856: Senator Preston Brooks of South Carolina strikes Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for Sumner's earlier condemnation of slavery.
1863: Union General Ulysses S. Grant's second attack on Vicksburg fails and a siege begins.