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Deaths Highlight Hidden Danger in Municipal Storm Drains

In Claremore, Oklahoma, on Saturday, Fire Capt ...
spirit and enjoyed exploring the culverts and storm drain areas," DeSoto police Cpl. Nick Bristow said. "It's just terrible."

A Boy And His Dog: Two More Victims of North Texas Flooding

Bristow noted that Damien enjoyed exploring the storm drains ...
The devastating flash floods across Texas and Oklahoma have led to the discovery of even more bodies among the rubble. With a third body located near the Blanco River in Texas yesterday ...

Texas, Okla. flood deaths put spotlight on storm drains that suck in victims

In Claremore, Oklahoma, on Saturday, Fire Capt ...
spirit and enjoyed exploring the culverts and storm drain areas," DeSoto police Cpl. Nick Bristow said. "It's just terrible."

Drownings in Oklahoma, Texas highlight danger of storm drains that suck in residents, rescuers

In Claremore, Oklahoma, on Saturday, Fire Capt ...
spirit and enjoyed exploring the culverts and storm drain areas," DeSoto police Cpl. Nick Bristow said. "It's just terrible."

LeFlore County Burglary Suspect Arrested

Several area law-enforcement agencies, including sheriff’s departments in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Haskell and McIntosh counties in Oklahoma, Sebastian and Polk counties in Arkansas and police departments in Fort Smith and Drumright and Bristow in Oklahoma ...

Price, Schroeder earn All-Region honors

Schroeder, a junior from Bristow, Oklahoma, was honored for the first time in her career. She had four top-15 finishes this season, including placing in the top-10 in the 2015 MIAA Championship as well as in the 2015 NCAA Central Super Regional.

NSU's Price, Schroeder earn All-Region golf honors

Schroeder, a junior from Bristow, Oklahoma, was honored for the first time in her career. She had four top-15 finishes this season, including placing in the top-10 in the 2015 MIAA Championship as well as in the 2015 NCAA Central Super Regional.

'Polar Express' transforms Bristow into a holiday hot spot

The Polar Express now has a stop in Bristow, Oklahoma, and it's proved to be extremely successful both as a holiday event and a way to attract business to the town's shops and restaurants. Kala Grace Varner has lived in Bristow for 20 years, and says she's ...

The Polar Express Train to Santa in Bristow, Oklahoma

The Polar Express, fashioned after the popular children’s book, where if you can hear the bells of Christmas you are a believer, is complete with elves, hot chocolate, a sugar cookie, and the retelling of the story with the help of an oversize story book ...

“The Polar Express” Train Ride chugging toward Oklahoma debut Friday in Bristow

For the first time, the Eastern Flyer is bringing its "The Polar Express" Train Ride, a one-hour round-trip journey based on Chris Van Allsburg 1985 children's book and the 2004 computer-animated musical movie version, to the Sooner State. The holiday ...

Profile: Josh Bristow

Senior Josh Bristow is living a story of the ages, stuck in a war between two worlds; one on the fifty yard line, the other, center stage. “Dance is the biggest change [to my high school life] withou…

Tat Trek Update #4: Eric Bristow Mug

In a secret underground facility near Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub can be found my Museum de Tat.  Regular readers will be aware of some of the wonders to be found here.  It’s time to visit once agai…

Final Day In Bristow

Happy Merrifield Nursery DayUp at 6:30, just Drew and me, talking about politics and military matters.  Drew has spent lots of time in Iraq, so he clearly does not like what's going there now and sees…

Thea Bristow leaves Torquay United

Torquay United have announced that Thea Bristow has left the club. Bristow has transferred her 80% shares in the club over to a group of Torquay United directors for a pound. The club have been in n…

Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation – Steven Heffer

The judgment handed down by Mr Justice Mann on 21 May 2015 in the Mirror Group quantum cases, Gulati and others v MGN ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)), represents a turning point in the phone hacking litigatio…

Ghurka Launches in the U.K.

LONDON — American leather goods company Ghurka has landed in London. Housed on the third floor of Fortnum & Mason, the new Ghurka space spans 300 square feet and will carry travel goods, humidors, wat…

Cooling It In Bristow, VA

After DinnerRoses In The NeighborhoodI was awake at 5:45, the sun filling the bedroom because I forgot to close the curtains.  My trusty dog Coco next to me, sleeping under a pillow, lost to the world…

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The dangers of social media in the workplace – Aimee Stevens

Social media can do an immense amount of good but we have also seen what happens when it goes wrong. There have been a wealth of bust ups via Twitter, for instance; JP Morgan being forced to stop a Tw…

True Life 201 Event Scheduled for June 13, 2015 in Bristow, Virginia

“Jesus is the only answer, and the truths you learn at True Life 101/201 will literally set you free to be all God intended for you to be.” We are replacing our True Life Conference with a newly desi…


Victms of discrimination in BRISTOW OKLAHOMA

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011),; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011),

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities,

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC),, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



Register now and request your ballots for the year in BRISTOW OKLAHOMA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1


Protect Your Business in BRISTOW OKLAHOMA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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