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Norma Jean Dietz

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Norma Jean Dietz, 55 of Shawnee formerly of Bluefield, WV passed away Tuesday April 28, 2015 in Shawnee. OK. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Rosalie Dietz of Bluefield. She was a long time employee of GTE and All Tel.

Tushka Lady Tigers win Class 3A slow-pitch title

SHAWNEE, OK -- The Tushka Lady Tigers would come back from down 10-3 to beat Wister 17-12 and capture the program's second state slow-pitch title. The Class 3A champs have now won two-of-the-last-three state championships as they brought their first trophy ...

Shawnee Police Investigate Deadly Shooting

Court records indicate Shawnee Police are trying to locate a possible third suspect. An Oklahoma City police officer is recovering from an attack at the hands of a suspect. That suspect and his twin brother are in the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday night.

After Earthquakes, Silence in the Sooner State

Oklahoma officials have acknowledged a likely connection between ...
on Benedictine Hall at St. Gregory's University following a magnitude-5.0 earthquake in Shawnee, Okla. on Nov. 6, 2011. The admission by the survey, made in a statement published online ...

Governor to sign texting while driving ban bill into law Tuesday afternoon

OKLAHOMA CITY –Gov. Mary Fallin will sign HB 1965 into law ...
Act of 2015,” in honor of the troopers who were involved in a crash in January east of Shawnee. A driver, who was allegedly updating social media while driving, hit the troopers, killing ...

Arrest Warrants Sought After Teacher Abuses Child By Forcibly Feeding Her Hand Sanitizer (Video)

Shemika Feh, the mother of 3-year-old Zhuri Feh, shared video on Thursday of what she and her husband believe to be evidence that a school director at Liberty Academy in Shawnee, Oklahoma, abused their daughter by forcing hand sanitizer into her mouth.

Parents claim teacher put hand sanitizer in girl’s mouth as punishment

It happened last week in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The girl’s parents believe it happened on several occasions. Police say two school officials could be arrested as early as today. The school is also investigating the incident.

2 Shawnee Co. Directors Resign On Thursday

"There's just a need for a change and so this is an excellent opportunity, so it'll be ok," said Sterbenz. The Shawnee Co. Emergency Management Dept. said Sterbenz wanted "to thank his dedicated and hard working staff and agency for their continuous ...

Patsy Ruth Roberts

Her celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 30 at Walker Funeral Service Chapel in Shawnee, Ok, officiated by family friend Jimmy Gibson. Pat was born April 5th, 1939 to Hayden and Edna Flowers in Meeker, OK. She married Johnny Roberts on ...

Shawnee man accused of stealing nearly $200K from Oklahoma Indian tribe

SHAWNEE — A Shawnee man is accused of embezzling nearly $200,000 from a small business program funded by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the largest employer in Pottawatomie County. Thomas Bierd, 35, faces six counts of embezzlement and theft from a ...

Shawnee boys' lacrosse team rebounds from recent losses

Shawnee’s David Smith drives the ball past Lenape’s Kyle Treiber during the 4th quarter of Mondays boys’ lacrosse game played at Shawnee High School. 05.04.15 Shawnee’s Mike Githens, right, drive…

Bang For Your Buck In Shawnee

(Photo Courtesy of Bethany Blue) By Audrey Boettcher Edited by Bethany Blue So what can college students do when they’ve managed to get some downtime, either through finishing homework or procrasti…

Pair of Shawnee Shakers

Would love this in my kitchen :)

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SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Shawnee offense rolls in win

Base on Baseball Diamond Shawnee High School’s softball team turned up the offense Wednesday with a 22-6 win over Timber Creek. The Renegades scored 15 runs in the last two innings to turn the game…

LACROSSE: Cherokee, Shawnee remember their Katies

Katie Kernan, left, with Caroline Farley When the Cherokee and Shawnee High School girls’ lacrosse teams played their first regular season games a few weeks ago, the two school district rivals remem…

Shawnee Co. District Judge to sit with Kansas Supreme Court

TOPEKA—Shawnee County District Court Judge Evelyn Z. Wilson has been appointed to sit with the Supreme Court Monday, May 4, to hear oral arguments in the first case on the court’s 9 a.m. docket. Afte…

A Weekend of Birds & Botany in Shawnee State Forest

Whew.  It's been a hectic last few weeks and months for your blogger.  The necessary combination of precious free time and energy to put into new posts just hasn't materialized and is reason for the l…

OOS Conference in Shawnee

There was no limit to the good times being had in Shawnee State Park and Forest during the Ohio Ornithological Society's 11th Annual Conference.  It was cool and often cloudy, but our spirits were not…

2 Obligatory Weed Referencing Flyers for our 4/20 House Show in Shawnee w/ Rev Gusto + Josh Berwanger Band


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SHAWNEE OKLAHOMA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]

Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in SHAWNEE OKLAHOMA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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