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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 October 30th
1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885: Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
October 30th
in history
1270: The Seventh Crusade ends by the Treaty of Barbary. The ill-fated Poor People's Crusade.
1485: Henry VII of England crowned. The curious career and uncertain past of Perkin Warbeck.
1697: The Treaty of Ryswick ends the war between France and the Grand Alliance.
1838: Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
1899: Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Joubert's Boers at Nicholson's Nek.