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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 October 30th
1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885: Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
October 30th
in history
1925: Scotsman John L. Baird performs first TV broadcast of moving objects.
1938: H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
1941: The U.S. destroyer Reuben James, on convoy duty off Iceland, is sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of 96 Americans. Captain Johnnie Walker was the Royal Navy's most effective weapon against the German U-boat menace.
1950: The First Marine Division is ordered to replace the entire South Korean I Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area.In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century. The men who struggled there suffered accordingly.
1991: BET Holdings Inc., becomes the first African-American company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.