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School board, staff weigh in on armed security

When Oxford High School security guards Jim Rourke and Gary Chapman approached Principal Todd Dunckley last year about possibly being armed, he was "adamantly opposed." "My comment throughout several discussions was where I felt public opinion was, where I felt Oxford was, what I thought the mindset of the sanctity of an educational setting would be (and that ) was that it wouldn't be well accepted," Dunckley said....more >>
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Speaker brings Native American culture to life

Reading about the past and interacting with it is two different things. On Jan. 9, Leonard Elementary Fifth Grader's got to touch and see first hand what Native American life was about through the "Native American Experience" program put on by Gary Gahreeb....more >>

Free sex/abstinence workshop Feb. 5

Talking to your child about the subject of sex and knowing what to do or say can be difficult, which is why Oxford Addison Youth Assistance is hosting a "Talk Early &Talk Often" free workshop on Tuesday, Feb....more >>
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Born March 4th
1852: Lady (Isabella Augusta) Gregory, Irish playwright, helped found the Abbey Theatre.
1888: Knute Rockne, football player and coach for Notre Dame.
1901: Charles Goren, world expert on the game of bridge.
1904: Ding Ling, Chinese writer and women's rights activist.
1928: Alan Sillitoe, novelist (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner).
March 4th
in history
1912: The French council of war unanimously votes a mandatory three-year military service.
1914: Doctor Fillatre of Paris, France successfully separates Siamese twins.
1921: Warren G. Harding is sworn in as America's 29th President.
1933: Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his first term as president in Washington, D.C.
1944: Berlin is bombed by the American forces for the first time.