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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 5th
1882: Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902: Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911: Flann O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936: Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1959: Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
October 5th
in history
1882: Outlaw Frank James surrenders in Missouri six months after brother Jesse's assassination.
1915: Germany issues an apology and promises for payment for the 128 American passengers killed in the sinking of the British ship Lusitania. The fateful voyage of the Lusitania.
1931: Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon complete the first heavier than air nonstop flight over the Pacific. Their flight, begun October 3, lasted 41 hours, 31 minutes and covered 5,000 miles. They piloted their Bellanca CH-200 monoplane from Samushiro, 300 miles north of Tokyo, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington.
1965: U.S. forces in Saigon receive permission to use tear gas. More than two decades after it ended, the Vietnam War still stirs controversy in the media and on Capitol Hill.
1966: A sodium cooling system malfunction causes a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor near Detroit. Radiation is contained.