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Giving Santa a hand

Daniel Axford Elementary recently hosted a Santa Workshop event that gave kids the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their parents, siblings and other relatives. The gymnasium was transformed into a marketplace as older students helped younger students sift through all the merchandise for the perfect presents....more >>
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District receives Confucius award

Oxford Community Schools (OCS) received praise from the Asia Society after being selected for the "2013 Confucius Classroom of the Year Award" from The Confucius Institute (Hanban)....more >>
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One leg, no limits

People are different on the outside, but inside, they're all the same and deserve to be treated equally and with respect. That was the main message of a special basketball game played at Oxford Middle School Friday morning....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. Bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.
1893: Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess' son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.
1915: The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.
1941: German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.