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Church looks to lease space to new Christian school

A new school could be coming to the Village of Oxford. Oxford United Methodist Church (OUMC) has agreed to negotiate a lease to provide space to Breyleigh Christian School, a new tuition-based school that would serve K-8 students of all denominations....more >>

Virtual academy severs ties with homeschool group

After two years of working with Homeschool Connections as a home school vendor for the Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA.) OVA officials have decided to go a different route. OVA Director Andrew Hulbert sent out a June 6 e-mail to OVA parents letting them know the partnership would "conclude at the end of the 2012/2013 school year" and that OVA would "continue to offer a wide variety of homeschool elective options," as well as thanking Tarla Gernert (director of Homeschool Connections and Homeschool Connections Educational Services for their efforts with OVA....more >>
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Born October 20th
1884: Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born film actor famous for his portrayal of Count Dracula (1931).
1891: Sir James Chadwick, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the neutron.
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
October 20th
in history
1805: Austrian general Karl Mac surrenders to Napoleon's army at the battle of Ulm.
1818: The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States. Invasion of the Fourteenth Colony.
1870: The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.