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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 August 22nd
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
1935: E. Annie Proulx, writer (Postcards, The Shipping News).
August 22nd
in history
1642: Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham.
1717: The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.
1777: With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.
1849: The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.
1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.