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Trumpet pro plays with jazz students

Oxford High School's Jazz Band kicked off its first concert in Lansing last Friday night as a part of Marshall Music's 65th year celebration called "Marshallpalcoza." "Marshall Music is the company that does equipment rental and is our music dealer," explained OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons....more >>
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New OVA lab opens doors

Last week, Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) proudly opened the doors to students at their new lab, located in the Market Place Plaza on N. Lapeer Road. After a little over $2,000 worth of renovations over the summer, the new lab features 3,000 square feet of work and office space....more >>

OVA partners with Kettering University

The Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) continues to expand their "classroom," this time to Flint. With a newfound partnership with Kettering University, OVA opened another new learning lab directly on Kettering's campus on Sept....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
1876: The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
1882: The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.