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Horse riding group runs membership drive

Horse camps that have donated packages include Bell Cow Lake, Chandler; Robbers Cave State Park, Wilburton; Arrowhead State Park, Eufaula; Gloss Mountain Outfitters, Cherokee; Platter Flats, Durant; Horse Heaven Ranch, Talihina; Honey Lee Ranch ...

Lillie LaVerne Riddle

Lillie LaVerne Riddle, 91, died peacefully March 11, 2015. She was born June 24, 1923 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Orville and Gladys Lamon. A resident of Napa for almost 80 years, she saw many changes in the Valley. She was a caring person and devoted mother ...

EagleMed helicopters involved in 4 deadly crashes in Oklahoma since 2010

In February 2013 two people died when a chopper crashed in northwest Oklahoma City. A third person on board was injured as well as a bystander who rushed to help. Most recently, in June 2013 one person died when a chopper crashed in Talihina.

History of EagleMed crashes in Oklahoma

was substantially damaged after impacting terrain during takeoff at Choctaw Indian Hospital Heliport (OK35), Talihina, Oklahoma. A small postimpact fire ensued. The passenger was fatally injured, the flight nurse was seriously injured, and the pilot and ...

Christian GOP lawmaker: Gays “Don’t Have A Right To Be Served In Every Single Store”

Via his JosephSilk.com campaign website: Once my parents returned to Oklahoma, we settled in to Talihina, Ok where my Dad was the year around Maintenance Supervisor at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly. I really cherish the opportunity to have spent my high school ...

Talihina, OK (74571) Weather

The center of the sun is between the horizon and 6° below the horizon. The sky is still illuminated, but vehicle headlights need to be on to be seen by others. The center of the sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon. Brighter stars used for ...

15-Year-Old Talihina Twins Missing

TALIHINA, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Talihina, Oklahoma police are searching for twin teenagers who have been missing since Saturday. Police said Jessica Vaughn Schoon and Jasmine Deane Schoon, both 15, were last seen in Talihina on Saturday afternoon.

Addicted Oklahoma: Four Deaths Tied To Talihina’s “No. 1 Prescriber”

Mosier’s clinic, Kiamichi Medical, soon had a loyal following. Patients were driving to Talihina in southeast Oklahoma from as far away as Tulsa and Fayetteville. At one point, Mosier was signing narcotic prescriptions at a rate of 13,630 per year.

EagleMed helicopter crash in Talihina prompts new scrutiny

The latest crash of an EagleMed LLC helicopter occurred Tuesday night near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina in southeastern Oklahoma. Janet Sharp, spokeswoman for the health care center, said a patient who was being transported to a ...

Kings Of Leon’s ‘Talihina Sky’: All Roads Lead Home

And here it is: “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon,” a far-reaching documentary ...
some of whom may not even be their uncles at all — and the solace of annual retreats in Talihina, Oklahoma … long, boozy weekends filled with horseshoe ...

It was the first time that techno duo Barker

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Comment on How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner by Austin

Location doesn’t matter. I actually did learn to snow ski in Oklahoma, at Hale Scout Reservation in Talihina. Get creative with how you dress up your environment (in this case it was a hill covered in…

My Summer Playlist

Hi bitties, Well today I figured I will do a summer playlist since a few days ago Penny did one. Her’s was great and got me in the mood for snow cones, bonfires, and plenty of barbecue. I will hate t…

The Musical Rise Of Kings of Leon

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Catfish its all in the spices!

OMG Yum! That is the best way I can think of to describe Shad’s Catfish hole. As usual I go to the restroom to wash up after a long ride and I was shocked to find Green tomato relish, hush puppies, p…

Medical helicopter crashes killing one person in Oklahoma privateofficer.com

EUFAULA OK March 14 2015— One person is dead and two others are injured in the EagleMed helicopter crash Thursday night, a McIntosh County Sheriff’s dispatcher confirmed Friday. The crash was 7 mil…

1 dead in Wichita medical helicopter crash in eastern Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter died and a nurse and paramedic were injured when their aircraft crashed in remote woods near Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma, authorities said Friday.…

"Freddy" Richard Dale Kunze Jr.

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Terrorist Camps in US

The 32 training camps https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=dqS9LnSzapo I found listed in the governments data base are as follows by towns and states; Marion AL, Baladullah CA, Oak Hill CA, San Diego CA…

21. Talihina Sky

But everybody says this place is beautifulAnd you'd be so crazy to say goodbyeBut everything's the same this town is pitifulAnd I'll be gettin' out as soon as I can fly Life goes by on a Talihina sky …


The Guardian and a warning to TALIHINA OKLAHOMA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]


Domestic violence in TALIHINA OKLAHOMA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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 TALIHINA 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) www.ssa.gov/work [2]


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    it is all the more important that the public understand
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