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No layoffs, 1% raises in district's proposed $48.9M budget

Oxford School's proposed $48.9 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year contains no layoffs and no pay cuts, according to Assistant Superintenent of Business & Finance Pamela Anstey....more >>
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One candidate's filed for school board so far

As of deadline on Monday, only one candidate has filed so far for one of the four open seats on the Oxford School Board. That candidate is Paula Foster. Foster has lived in Oxford for more than 15 years with her husband of 18 years, Erick, and their 10-year-old son, who will be a fifth-grader at Oxford Elementary in the fall....more >>
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Oxford team finishes 24th in national auto competition

"My official spin on this is we're better than half the people that were there." That's how Oxford High School Auto Instructor Dan Balsley cheerfully described the 24th place finish of Alan LaBarge and Mike Smith at the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills national finals held June 10 in Dearborn....more >>
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Oxford grad presents Nabi Tablets as part of IB project

By Trevor Keiser Leader Staff Writer Jenna Duronio, an Oxford High School 2014 graduate, brought a smile to some Lakeville Elementary Students with Autism as she handed out five Nabi Tablets on June 12....more >>
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Born September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
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in history
1604: After a two-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch.
1784: Packet and Daily, the first daily publication in America, appears on the streets.
1806: Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark pass the French village of La Charette, the first white settlement they have seen in more than two years.Ken Burns' unique vision of the American West.
1830: The National Negro Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the purpose of abolishing slavery.
1850: The slave trade is abolished in the District of Columbia.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule ironically gave his life for the red man, not the black.