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District delays salary cuts

Teachers, administrators and central office administration expecting 2 percent salary reductions due to the student count being down this year were relieved when the Oxford Board of Education decided to hold off on the reductions until next year....more >>
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OMS students' cards touch 9/11 first-responder

A simple 'thank you' can mean so very much. Just ask Jaime Hazan, who served as a volunteer first-responder in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City....more >>
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Words of wisdom, praise from vets to Leonard kids

"Fear is a good thing." That was U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Dave Zanin's message to Leonard Elementary fifth-graders during the school's Veterans Day celebration Friday morning. "I want you guys to remember that as you're growing up," he said....more >>
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Robotics team holds flash mob to thank NASA

A group of Oxford High School students armed with rockets gathered Nov. 7 under the cover of darkness at the big rock near the football field. But there's no need to alert Homeland Security or start building that fallout shelter because it was just the high school's award-winning robotics team....more >>
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Leonard will never forget

Leonard Elementary held a Veterans Day celebration Friday that included interviews, poems and heartfelt speeches, all of which were designed to honor the brave men and women who fought America's wars, protected its borders, liberated foreign lands and helped preserve the peace....more >>
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Born February 27th
1910: Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
1930: Joanne Woodward, actress (Rachel, Rachel, The Three Faces of Eve).
1932: Elizabeth Taylor, actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
February 27th
in history
1700: The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1814: Napoleon's Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor's allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827: The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
1864: The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
1865: Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.