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9 running for school board

Oxford School Board President Colleen Schultz said she's "encouraged" to see nine candidates running for the four open seats on the board, which includes her own. "It shows our community cares about our school district and it shows people want to make a difference," said Schultz, who's served on the board for 17 years....more >>
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Amy Hamilton eyes school board seat

If you ask Amy Hamilton what her hobby is, she will be the first to tell you that it's her kids. "I will get a hobby when the kids are grown and out of the house," Hamilton said....more >>
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Chinese students go to camp

Twenty-five third-through-fifth-grade Chinese students from Oxford's sister schools in Shenzhen and Chongqing joined Oxford students for a week of summer camp fun July 21-28. "It's unique because we've had an opportunity to visit these schools before so some of the kids have even recognized us," said Oxford Elementary Principal Jeff Brown....more >>
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Born April 28th
1926: Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird).
1930: James Baker III, Cabinet secretary for Presidents Reagan and Bush.
1936: Kenneth White, poet and essayist.
1937: Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq.
1937: Jean Redpath, Scottish folk singer.
April 28th
in history
1947: Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.
1953: French troops evacuate northern Laos.
1965: The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1967: Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of boxing title.
1969: Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.