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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 February 1st
1878: Hattie Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1901: Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind).
1902: Langston Hughes, African-American poet
1931: Boris Yeltsin, The first president of the Republic of Russia and prime minister of the Russian Federation.
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1793: France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.
1861: A furious Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.
1902: U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the open door policy.
1905: Germany contests French rule in Morocco.
1909: U.S. troops leave Cuba after installing Jose Miguel Gomez as president.