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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 3rd
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924: Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
August 3rd
in history
1914: Germany declares war on France.
1916: Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.
1945: Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.
1958: The first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus passes under the North Pole.
1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send 45,000 more troops to Vietnam.