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Local experts discuss GMOs

Carrye Wells, dietician at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, noted a lack of industry accountability ...
Kyle Robinson, of the Pottawatomie County Oklahoma State University Extension Center, said approximately 85 percent of corn is genetically modified.

Youth rodeo tickets now available

SHAWNEE — Tickets are now available online at to the 23rd Annual International Finals Youth Rodeo to be held July 5-10 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee. Advanced ticket pricing is available online at until July 5.

Pott County flooded by Shawnee Lake runoff

This is a collection of the latest official closures from around the state. SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma troopers say a Tulsa County deputy has been taken to a hosptial after rolling his patrol SUV. SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma troopers say ...

Oklahoma Earthquake 2015 Today Strikes Luther

It was thirteen miles east of Choctaw. It was twenty-one miles east of Midwest city and twenty-one miles northwest of Shawnee. It was also twenty-six miles east of Oklahoma City, news analysts note. Oklahoma earthquake activity has been heightened in ...

Elizabeth Bertrand, 71

BROOKFIELD — Elizabeth "Jill" Bertrand, 71, of Brookfield, MA., died on May 2, 2015, at Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Shawnee, OK, after a brief illness while on a road trip with her husband Gordon. Jill grew up in South Dartmouth, MA where she attended ...

Oklahoma professor earns accolade for book on American Indians and Methodist church

Tash Smith, Ph.D., an assistant professor and Humanities Department chair at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, recently learned he will ...
of the Methodist Episcopal Church-South among the Oklahoma Tribes, from the separation of the American ...

Oklahoma state trooper lends a mother aid when she needs it most

Shawnee, OK -- An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper is being hailed a hero after escorting a frantic mother to the hospital. Her two-year-old son had reportedly shot himself in the arm by accident, which started a mad dash to the hospital. But when she ...

LSUS gets knocked out of tourney

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Oklahoma Baptist defeated LSUS 17-12 Friday afternoon in the championship game of the Shawnee Bracket to earn a trip to the 2015 Avista-NAIA World Series for the second straight year. The Bison (52-6) trailed by nine runs midway through ...

Federally-recognized Indian group protests Vinyard Settlement Shawnee state bill

SPRINGFIELD — Shawnee Indians from Oklahoma and northern Illinois have temporarily stalled movement on a bill that would have given state recognition to the Vinyard Settlement of Shawnee Indians. The Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement moved a step closer ...

Oklahoma man pleads guilty in ‘atomic wedgie’ death

At a mitigation hearing on Wednesday, he described the incident to a judge who was trying to determine his punishment, the Shawnee News-Star reported. Days before Christmas 2013 in his mother’s trailer in McLoud, about 30 miles from Oklahoma City ...

Shawnee Co. Health Agency continues its tire pile up investigation in Montara

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A story that you asked us to look into has now prompted an expanded investigation by the Shawnee County Health Department. 11-days ago we first told you of a huge pile of tires in the…

Election office open in new spot

SHAWNEE COUNTY (KSNT) –  The Shawnee County Election Office is now in its new location. Election Commissioner Andrew Howell says the office is open for business. It’s now at its new spot located bet…

Shawnee Cemetery Memorial Day Service Offers Comfort To Families of the Fallen

PLYMOUTH — About 75 people attended a Memorial Day service at the Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth. Many of them, like VFW member Betty Kraszewski, had family or friends who died for our freedom. “Without…

Ancient Proverbs: 5 – Shawnee Wisdom.

“All who have died were created equal.” ~The Shawnee The Shawnee are another one of the oldest and most well established Native tribes in the US; it is also my own tribe. The Shawnee have rooted thems…

Pools Open In Shawnee County

The pools and swim beaches are open seven days a week, the hours and admission fees will vary at each location.

Girls lacrosse: Shawnee beats Washington Township

Shawnee’s Liza Barr, right, shoots and scores next to Washington Township’s Iris Schuck, center, and Washington Township’s Lana Paulo, left, during the first half of Tuesday’s girls’ lacrosse playoff …

Two children report stranger danger in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Police in Shawnee are on alert after two children said a man tried to lure them into his van. According to police, the stranger stopped two 12-year-olds  and told them to get into his…

Election deadlines set in Shawnee County school votes

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Shawnee County elections office has set the voter registration and voting deadlines for the upcoming special school district elections. The Topeka USD 501 and Auburn-Washburn 437 …

2 dead, 3 injured in Shawnee house fire

SHAWNEE, Kansas (AP) – A fire broke out in a Shawnee home, killing two people and injuring three others. The fire was reported early Thursday in the Kansas City suburb. The two victims are believed t…

2 arrested in Shawnee County DUI Crackdown

TOPEKA (KSNT) – 2 people were arrested Saturday night as the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office continued its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The department conducted  a “DUI Saturation Patrol” …


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



Cautions with Jasbug in SHAWNEE OKLAHOMA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]

There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in SHAWNEE OKLAHOMA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]


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