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23 DECA kids qualify for intl. competition

Twenty-three Oxford High School students are heading to Anaheim, California next month. But they're not going there to soak up the sunshine and party hard for spring break. They're going there to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference set for April 23-28....more >>
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Journey to the 'Secret Garden'

OHS brings musical to stage March 21-23

Oxford High School thespians will bring the "Secret Garden" musical to life Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23 at the high school's Fine Arts Center. The story begins in India as 11-year-old Mary Lennox wakes up to find everybody around her dead due to a cholera outbreak....more >>
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Clear Lake PTO buys 20 iPad Minis for kids

When Clear Lake Principal Bradley Bigelow showed up to Sarah Rosenthal's fourth-grade classroom with a large box, they knew they were getting a surprise, but they didn't know what....more >>

School district breaks down MEAP scores

Comparing this year's third-grade class MEAP scores to last year's results for that same grade doesn't make much sense, according to Leonard Elementary Principal Paul McDevitt. McDevitt used the example of his current third-grade daughter and second-grade son....more >>
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It's cool to wear a helmet!

All 351 second-graders in the Oxford school district got free helmets this week courtesy of United HealthCare Community Plan, Priority Health, McLaren Oakland and the Oxford Fire Department....more >>
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Born October 14th
1894: e.e. cummings, American poet.
1896: Lilian Gish, Film actress, The First Lady of the Silent Screen.
1905: Eugene Fodor, Hungarian-born travel writer.
1916: C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General.
1926: Son Thomas, blues guitarist and singer.
October 14th
in history
1912: Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insisted on finishing his speech.
1917: Mata Hari, a Paris dancer, is executed by the French after being convicted of passing military secrets to the Germans. Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, World War II Version of the Legendary Mata Hari
1930: Singer Ethel Merman stuns the audience when she holds a high C for sixteen bars while singing I Got Rhythm during her Broadway debut in Gershwin's Girl Crazy.
1933: The Geneva disarmament conference breaks up as Germany proclaims withdrawal from the disarmament initiative, as well as from the League of Nations, effective October 23. This begins German policy of independent action in foreign affairs. Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, sold out the organization he had sworn to uphold.
1944: German Field Marshal Rommel, suspected of complicity in the July 20th plot against Hitler, is visited at home by two of Hitler's staff and given the choice of public trial or suicide by poison. He chooses suicide and it is announced that he died of wounds. Secret Ear for the Desert Fox.