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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 5th
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
1950: Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist, creator of Cathy.
September 5th
in history
1859: Harriot E. Wilson's Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
1867: The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
1870: Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.
1877: The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Crazy Horse is coming.
1878: Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West's most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.