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0 by Ed Ballam BRADFORD The search for anew request, one of the faculty members Oxbow High School principal con- wouldhave to step down. tinues to make progress with some She added, however, the board directions from a search committee could vote to expand the committee formed to find suitable candidates by one to accept a special educator. for the position. The board accepted the suggestion At its meeting last week, the with a unanimous vote. members of the Oxbow High School The district board members also Board heard an update from its approved a print advertisement for chaim Kathy Damon of Newbury the principal' s position and where Alone Martin wants to turn her love for horses into a career any way she about progress being made to the ad would be placed, can and she conducted her senior seminar research project into a study replace Larry Welsh, the current The ad seeks a principal to start of equestrian training. She was standing in front of her display during principal who will be leaving at the in the 2014/2015 school year and Career Project Night at Oxbow High School on Jan. 15. end of this school year. the person selected "will assume JO PHOTO BY ALEX NUTI-OE BIASI Damon said the committee met educational leadership and manage- since the last school board meeting ment of the high school and be and voted to recommend that the responsible for creating and main- assistant principal's position be taining an educational atmosphere changed to dean of students in that provides an opportunity for all conjunctionwiththe arrival of anew students and staff to achieve high principal. She saidthe committee is standards." also recommending the position of It says the candidate should have athletic director be retained, a master's degree in education and at A dean of students, Damon least five years of experience. The explained, would have more interac- board decided also decided to tion with the students. Board advertise the position in several member Dan Smith of Bradford local daily newspapers as well as the questioned ifthe proposal was more Boston Globe spending close to '* than a name change, from assistant $3,000 for print advertising to principal to dean of students, supplement the online advertising "It can be abigjob change," said that's already in progress. Orange East Supervisory Union Damon said the committee will Superintendent Beth Cobb. "A dean continue to meet and keep the board of students is very different. A lot of informed of its progress. schools are heading toward it." As work continues to find a new Cobb explained the dean of principal, Cobb said she has meet students would be far more active with the entire faculty at Oxbow in a with students and listening to their work session to engage the staff voicesthantheassistantprincipal's with planning for the school's position is currently. She also said future. She said she asked the staff the position change would also to dream a bit, think about what they allow a teacher to step up to a wanted for their school and howto leadership position if the individual achieve those goals. chooses to do so. "The teachers really took it and FR( COPPERFIELD TO KATNISS--Dozens of people Smith said he could see the ran withit," Cobb said, noting that turned out last week at Oxbow benefitofsuchamove, butwantedto she has several good ideas fromthe High School for Career Proiect make sure the program remained "brainstorm" that occurred during Night to examine a semester's consistent throughout, the workshop. She.plans to have at worth of research by seniors into In herupdate, Damon also said least two more m the coming potential career paths. Patrick members of the special education months and will reduce the ideas Musgrave-Losey (pictured) is hop- faculty wanted to participate in the into areport for the boardto review, ing to parlay his love for the search for the new principal. The "Withanewprincipalcomingin, English langauge and avid reading into a career as an English teacher. committee, however, is limited to it's a perfect time to make some JO PHOTO BY ALEX NUTI-DE BIASI tWO faculty members and both seats changes," Cobb said. are already filled. To accommodate Ed Ballam can be reached at the special education department' s eballam /onews.com. Anti-violence task force to meet CHELSEA n Jan. 28 from 5 to 7 Memorial service scheduled p.m., the Orange County Domestic for Main Street mainstay and Sexual Violence Task Force will meet at Altus Healing Arts on Route BRADFORD--A community memorial service is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 110. 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Richardson Building to pay homage to a The agenda will include infor- community member and popular musician who died suddenly last week. mation about Circles of Support and A streetside memorial after Christian"Clue" Cameron died suddenly Accountability. Learn more about on the morning of Jan. 15. Cameron, 35, of Bradford, sustained a self- COSAs and restorative justice inflicted gunshot wound inside Bradford Pizza on Main Street. He was efforts to better integrate domestic transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon where violence and sex offenders into the he was pronounced dead. community. InadditiontolongstintsasafamiliarfaceatColatinaExitandBradford Help with the planning of the Pizza, Cameron was a popular musician who played in area bands and 2014 Legislative Breakfast and events, such as the Bradford Fair. A relief fund for Cameron's family review the results of the task force including two daughters has been set up at Wells River Savings Bank. survey. For more information, call (802)685-7900. Rock Memorial race moves to Bear Ridge BRADFORD---Bear Ridge Speed- way has announced 99 ROCK WFRD-FM has returned as the weekly racing series sponsor for the 2014 season as well as noting that the track will host the Spencer Rock Memorial race this year. The 2014 Bear Ridge Speedway 99ROCK WFRD weekly racing series will consist of the DIRTcar- sanctioned Bond Auto Parts Sports- man Modifieds, the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes, the USAC-sanctioned DMA Midgets, the Laquerre's Motorsports Lim- ited Late Models, the Weglarz Property Service Fast Fours, and the KDD NAPA of Bradford Ridge Runner Hornets. All divisions will be competing weekly and the USAC DMA Midgets on a bi-weekly basis. Window Fashions Race night sponsors return for th the 47 season with only one change being made to the line up which kicks offon May 3. Shaker Valley Auto will be hosting two events for the 2014 season with a regular night of racing sponsored in June, then in Flooring September they will return for their annual-inaugural at the Ridge- Spencer Rock Memorial event. "We are happy to be able to add this special event to our lineup and ° look forward to hosting this in the years to come," said Bear Ridge promoter/owner Butch Elms. "Spen- cer Rock was well known in the Upper Valley, competing more frequently down the road from us, but he did hit the dirt a few times here at the Ridge so this is a natural fit for us. We are looking forward to the show and hope that we can do the Rock family proud with a record- breaking memorial for Spencer Rock." This year will begin with the 13th annual Upper Valley Car Show on April 26 followed by a practice i!! session for BRS-licensed car show participants at 2 p.m. The following Saturday is the annual car show at the Jiffy Mart/ Bradford Mini Mart followed by another practice session. The 99ROCKwfrdweekly racing season will then see weekly competition in all six divisions starting that same night. We are seeking a person to handle multiple warehous- ing responsibilities in our Barre, VT facilities. Indoor and outdoor tasks involve receiving and shipping, op- erating a forklift and local trucking (must have a good driving record but no CDL is required). 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