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Louise Evans


Evans is survived by son Floyd Dale Evans and wife Lori of Tonkawa; daughter Charlene Conn of Pryor; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Eddie Cox and wife Rose of Pryor and several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

NOC Enid splits with Seminole


“If we’re going to win the conference and the region, our defense has to play well.’’ Northeastern A&M beat NOC Tonkawa to remain in a tie with the Lady Jets for the league lead. NOC Enid (19-2) — Gabbie Parsons 14, Kiara Moore 12, Tierra Coffey ...

Norse hit season-high point total in win at NOC-Tonkawa


Norse hit season-high point total in win at NOC-Tonkawa Monty Franks monty.franks@miaminewsrec ord.com Miami News Record TONKAWA — While reaching the 90-point plateau, Northeastern A&M’s Norse completed a sweep of the regular season series Monday night ...

Marvin Purdy


Marvin Martin Purdy, age 95, long time farmer, resident of Blackwell, formerly of Oxford, Kansas, and Tonkawa, passed away on January 19, 2015, at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday ...

Marvin Purdy


BLACKWELL, Okla. — Marvin Martin Purdy, 95, longtime farmer and resident of Blackwell, Okla., formerly of Oxford and Tonkawa, Okla., passed away Jan. 19, 2015, at the Kansas Veterans’ Home in Winfield. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First ...

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(With support from IFP) "Yakona" (Directors: Paul Collins & Anlo Sepulveda) — Yakona, meaning "rising water" in the native Tonkawa language, is a visual journey through the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos river and its headwaters at Spring Lake.

Saturday victories by Audi and Tonkawa force shootout in Joe Barry Cup


Audi (Marc Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Freddie Mannix and Lucas Lalor) handed CT Energia (Alessandro Bazzoni, Kris Kampsen, Joao Paulo Ganon and Nick Manifold) their third loss in as many games, 12-9, to force a Monday morning shootout tiebreaker between Audi ...

NOC-Tonkawa Sets Winter Blood Drive


TONKAWA - Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Campus is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday ...

No. 6 CSC shines again on the road


TONKAWA — Winning on the road is the true test of a basketball team. Sixth-ranked Connors State did it twice this past week, winning at Seminole State on Monday night and then on Thursday night at Tonkawa, defeating Northern 58-46 at Foster-Piper Field ...

Second win for Lucchese, first win for Tonkawa


With nearly half of the goals scored coming on penalty shots, Lucchese (John Muse, Andres Weisz, Magoo Laprida and Nico Pieres) managed to sneak past Audi (Marc Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Freddie Mannix and Lucas Lalor), 13-12, to register their second win in 2015 ...




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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Save Money on Homeownership in TONKAW

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

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Aids to study in TONKAW

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.

 Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

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Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interestloans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you´re not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

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