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Students learn importance of service

Springfield Plains Elementary students spent the entire day on May 17 thinking about why they should help others and how they could. The students participated in 23 workshops and three assemblies, each showing the students the importance of service....more >>

Race raises awareness in Angels' Place

Angels' Place Race's newest event, the 10K run, was a big hit. "We had 77 runners in this 10K event," said Paul Maxwell. The 10K event was named in honor of the late Bruce Clifton, who was an integral part of the event the past three years....more >>
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Born March 5th
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazillian composer.
1938: Lynn Margulis, biologist.
1948: Leslie Marmon Silko, writer (Ceremony).
March 5th
in history
1793: Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1821: James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1905: Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.
1912: The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.
1918: The Soviets move the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.