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Lamar's 'Butterfly' flies high

Recorded at his alma mater in his native California, the acoustic disc begins with half a dozen solo folk-blues originals and standards from Alvin — who then welcomes Texas fiddler/guitarist Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown, Chicago, harmonica legend Billy Boy ...

Dorothy I. Haney

Services are under the direction of Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield, OK. Mrs. Haney was born April 16, 1925, in Petrolia, Texas, to Clyde and Lillie Tillman McClintock. She attended Petrolia and Belleview, Texas, schools. She married J. A. Shelton in 1942.

No. 3 Muenster pushes Petrolia out of playoffs

BOWIE - On a night when heavy fog blanketed most of North Texas, the No. 3 Muenster Hornets made sure their playoff journey became a lot more clear. Playing in their first game in nine days, the Hornets showed no signs of rust against the Petrolia Pirates ...

Patsy Faye Jackson

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the funeral home in Duncan. Patsy was born July 19, 1937, in Petrolia, Texas, to Alta Mae Patrick Haney and R.D. Addison Haney. She started school in Petrolia and graduated from Fox ...

Richard “Jelly” Franklin Platt

Richard “Jelly” Franklin Platt, 92, a loving husband, dad, Papaw and great grandpa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1922, in Petrolia, Texas. After graduating from Petrolia High School ...

Fire Damages Home in Petrolia Tuesday Evening

A fire Tuesday evening in Clay County causes damage to a residential home. PETROLIA, TX -- A fire Tuesday evening in Clay County causes damage to a residential home. The fire occurred at the home located on the corner of Hampton Street and Morgan Avenue in ...

Fire Damages Home in Petrolia Tuesday Evening

A fire in Clay County on Tuesday evening causes damage to a home. PETROLIA, TX -- A fire Tuesday evening in Clay County causes damage to a residential home. The fire occurred at the home located on the corner of Hampton Street and Morgan Avenue in Petrolia ...

Judge rules for school district after disciplining student for not shaking superintendent's hand

WICHTIA FALLS, Texas - A United States magistrate judge ruled in favor of Petrolia CISD Monday after a high school freshman and his family sued the school district for violating his civil rights. The August lawsuit was filed after the student was given 10 ...


DeKALB, Texas—Anna Pearl Schmittou, 78, of Petrolia Texas, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. Mrs. Schmittou was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Artesia, N.M. She was a retired respiratory therapist and a member of Western Heritage Christian Church, Dean, Texas.

Body found in rural North Texas identified as soldier

PETROLIA, Texas (AP) — The human remains found last month in a shallow grave in rural North Texas have been identified as those of a missing U.S. Army soldier. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Spc. Jose Ramirez is the person found near a house south ...

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Oreninc Index Jumps

Oreninc Index Jumps  The Oreninc Index jumped up for the week ending March 19, 2015. Total dollars announced fell to $33.5m on 17 financings, ten- and two-week lows respectively. One brokered bought …

Sled Ride in Petrolia, CA by NosillaWilla | March 22, 2015 at 09:58AM

Video Title: Sled Ride in Petrolia, CA This video has upload by NosillaWilla Date: March 22, 2015 at 09:58AM Original Source (Youtube video ID XWvATJcmg2o) Sled Ride in Petrolia, CA

The Brown Families of Hastings County, Ontario

Sign Post entering Hastings County on the Trans Hwy On this blog I have shared some information about the Browns who settled in Hastings County, Ontario.  I have focused on George Brown because he wa…

Historia de la legislación de los hidrocarburos en Venezuela hasta 1999

Tipos de sistemas Los sistemas jurídicos que han regido para determinar la propiedad de las minas e hidro-carburos en Venezuela son: El Derecho de Accesión, de la Ley Civil que considera el propieta…

Petrolia appoints a new Director and makes changes within Its management team

Pétrolia has appointed a new board member as well as the restructuring of its management team in order to continue the implementation Tags: Pétrolia

Humboldt County, California

Humboldt County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 134,623. The county seat is Eureka. Humboldt County comprises the Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA Mic…

Teen Driver, Pickup Helper Could Face Charges In Butler Co. ATV Death

PETROLIA (KDKA/AP) – State police say a teen driving an all-terrain vehicle that crashed, killing a 16-year-old passenger, could face charges – as could someone who apparently helped move the ATV from…

December 4, 1939: Letter from Margaret

Interesting notes: “The Happy Gang” was a CBC lunchtime radio program that aired from 1937-1959 “Oh Johnny Oh” was recorded in 1937 by the Andrews Sisters (listen here) I’m not sure how Margaret is re…

Upcoming Deadlines – March

Grants-in-Aid of Research (undergrad and grad award) applications are due March 15th. The CWLS Student Award (undergrad and grad award), Chrysalis Scholarship (grad award), and Post Graduate Grant Sc…


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in PETROLIA TEXAS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



What do you know about abuse of women in PETROLIA TEXAS ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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In PETROLIA TEXAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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