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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 August 31st
1918: Alan Jay Lerner, playwright and lyricist (Brigadoon, Camelot).
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
August 31st
in history
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.
1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a complete cessation of military operations, opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.