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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 2nd
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
1904: Graham Greene, novelist (The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter).
October 2nd
in history
1263: At Largs, King Alexander III of Scotland repels an amphibious invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway.
1535: Having landed in Quebec a month ago, Jacques Cartier reaches a town, which he names Montreal.
1862: An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.