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OCS offers free summer food progam

Oxford Community Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch through a Free Summer Food Program at the Oxford Early Learning Center Monday through Friday from June 16 until Aug 22....more >>
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Sharing doughnuts with dad

To boys, he's the guy who teaches them how to fish, how to fix things and how to be a man. To girls, he's the first man they fall in love with and the standard by which all others will be measured....more >>
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Aloha!

Clear Lake Elementary's fifth-graders said goodbye to their school last week with Hawaiian luau. Students donned grass skirts and leis as they ate, danced and played games to celebrate the end of their elementary school careers....more >>
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Life is a carnival for Clear Lakers

Clear Lake Elementary students took a break from their studies last week to enjoy a schoolwide carnival and some sunshine. There was a petting zoo, face-painting, snow cones, three-legged and sack races and the chance to do some fancy, cowboy-style roping....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
1876: The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
1882: The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
1894: By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.