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Youth to present flags at rodeo


We will also give back $2,500 or 5 percent of the gate to Shawnee Relay for Life ...
provides teenage athletes with a professional rodeo experience at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. Tickets may be purchased at the event’s will call window.

International Finals Youth Rodeo begins Sunday in Shawnee


SHAWNEE — The 23rd annual International Finals Youth Rodeo is set for Sunday through Friday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, 1700 W Independence. The International Finals Youth Rodeo gets underway Sunday in Shawnee. [PHOTO PROVIDED] The IFYR ...

Wedding: Jennifer Baker & Clayton Stockett


Jennifer graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and is currently the Marketing Manager for Midlothian Economic Development in Midlothian, Texas. Clayton received his Bachelor of ...

Runyon and Shelley headed to rodeo in Oklahoma


This is Shelley's first trip to Oklahoma, and he's ready to get in the mix with the ...
I qualified for the national finals but I think Shawnee is bigger." Contestants at the IFYR will compete in 10 events that will run simultaneously in three arenas ...

Henry to compete in Oklahoma rodeo


Zach Henry IV of Tomah is competing in the 23rd annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 5-10 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Henry is vying to win his share of more than $200,000 in prize money and championship saddles ...

Plainview alum among 13 OBU Preseason All-Americans


SHAWNEE — Oklahoma Baptist University placed 13 players on the 26th annual USA College Football Division II Preseason All-America team. Defensive end Kimes Gilbert and place kicker Trey Tully earned first-team distinction. Quarterback Blake Woodard ...

Tarvin looking to corral an international rodeo title in Oklahoma


Tarvin is on her way to Shawnee, Oklahoma where she will compete in the 23rd Annual International Finals Youth Rodeo, beginning July 5. The IFYR is the richest youth rodeo in the world with more than $200,000 in prize money and championship saddles and ...

Karalee Clobes


Karalee Clobes, 75, died June 27, 2015, at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover. She was born June 5, 1940, in Shawnee, OK, the daughter of Garland and Geraldine Sanders King. Karalee Clobes, 75, died June 27, 2015, at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover.

Abortionist Who Sold Abortion Pills to Women Who Weren’t Pregnant Faces Trial


In 1993, Patel admitted that he dumped the remains of nearly 60 babies that had been aborted at his clinic in a field near Shawnee, Oklahoma, and had attempted to burn them but only the plastic bags around the remains caught on fire. The bodies were ...

Animal Rescue Mission Sends Oklahoma Dogs, Cats To Colorado


A rescue mission sent two dozen unwanted animals out of Oklahoma and on to Colorado. Most of the 26 dogs and cats were pulled from the Shawnee Animal Shelter and would have been put down without intervention. Volunteers spent the day crating the animals ...

Chief John Norton, Real-Life Model for a Character in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + Excerpt + Giveaway


http://www.encore-edition s.com Mather Brown-Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen Notecards One of the characters in my latest Austenesque novel, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy…

Topeka inmate found dead in cell


TOPEKA (KSNT)- The Kansas Bureau of Investigations and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of inmate Christopher Alan Clark, who was found dead Sunday afternoon in the Shaw…
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SHAWNEE

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

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In SHAWNEE OKLAHOMA: 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]




Register now and request your ballots for the year in SHAWNEE 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 FVAP.gov:

  • 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.

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

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1

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