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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 >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 21st
1879: Stalin, Communist leader of the Soviet Union.
1911: Josh Gibson, baseball player for the Negro Leagues, Home-Run King.
1918: Kurt Waldheim, controversial fourth Secretary General of the United Nations.
December 21st
in history
1620: The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.Plymouth Rock.
1708: French forces seize control of the eastern shore of Newfoundland after winning a victory at St. John's.
1790: Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in the United States (in Rhode Island.)
1862: The U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Navy personnel who have distinguished themselves by their gallantry in action.
1866: Indians led by Red Cloud and Crazy Horse kill Captain William J. Fetterman and 79 other men who had ventured out from Fort Phil Kearny to cut wood. The fatal Fetterman fight