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OHS kids could be headed south of the border

What it's like to live in Mexico? Some Oxford High School students may have the opportunity to find out during Maymester through an exchange program with sister school Bachillerato 5 de Mayo High School in Puebla Mexico....more >>
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Robotics team gets donation from Parker Filtration

Last week, Parker Filtration, located at 500 S. Glaspie St. in Oxford Village, presented T.O.R.C. TEAM 2137, the high school's robotics team with a $500 donation. "Thank you for what you guys are doing for our community of students," said Team Mentor Phil Kimmel to the Parker Filtration workers who presented the check....more >>
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A lesson about maple syrup? Sweet!

It turns out the maple syrup folks enjoy on their pancakes and waffles doesn't magically come from a talking glass bottle that resembles a matronly female. It actually comes from places like Keller Family Farms/Keller's Maple Products (6209 Bordman Rd....more >>

NHS fund-raiser big success thanks to Big Boy

Thanks to the Oxford Big Boy and the wonderful members of the community who dine there, Oxford High School's National Honor Society (NHS) was able to raise $375 at the March 6 fund-raiser....more >>
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Tell me about my town

Oxford Elementary School fourth-graders visited the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum (1 N. Washington St.) last week. Students learned all about Oxford's history, industries and early residents....more >>
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Born September 15th
1889: Robert Benchley, humorist.
1890: Agatha Christie, English writer of mystery novels.
1890: Claude McKay, poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance.
1894: Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).
1901: Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II.
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in history
1937: Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.Germany's Venlo sting completely compromised an already shaky British Intelligence network in Western Europe.
1939: The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1950: U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur's career. In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century.
1963: Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Montgomery, Alabama.
1971: The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.