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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 October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
October 20th
in history
1944: U.S. troops and on Leyte in the Philippines, keeping General MacArthur's pledge I shall return.General George C. Kenney pioneered aerial warfare strategy and tactics in the Pacific theater.
1945: Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon form the Arab League to present a unified front against the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee opens public hearings on alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Among those denounced as having un-American tendencies are: Katherine Hepburn, Charles Chaplin and Edward G. Robinson. Among those called to testify is Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan, who denies that leftists ever controlled the Guild and refuses to label anyone a communist.
1968: Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1973: Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United States, following the outbreak of Arab-Israeli war.