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Texas in 2007. Ruth currently resides in Tonkawa, Oklahoma where she continues to write, blog and substitute teach at a local elementary school.

Poydras Gaming (V.PYD) adds 371 slot machines to installed revenue base

Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. (TSX: V.PYD, Stock Forum) said Friday it has acquired an additional 371 slot machines in conjunction with its long-term placement agreement with the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. Under the terms of the agreement ...

Poydras Gaming Finance : Acquires Additional 371 Machines

"We are excited to continue increasing our installed base of revenue producing machines, as well as building on our long-term partnership with the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma." Poydras management also expects to close its previously announced acquisition of ...

Michael A. Bellmon

Bellmon, 67, of O’Fallon Township, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home. Michael was born on Nov. 28, 1947, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, and was raised in Billings, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University, and moved to ...

Death Notices for April 16

LeSueur, Scott, 45, Oklahoma Blood Institute coordinator ...
Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Riverview Cemetery, Tonkawa. Palmer Marler. Hudson, Nellie, 76, Go Ye Village nurse’s aide, died Tuesday in Tahlequah. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Thursday and ...

Norse sweep Carl Albert, continue homestand with games Thursday, Friday

After sweeping a conference twinbill from Carl Albert State College by 6-2 and 12-10 scores Tuesday, coach Eric Iverson’s Norse entertained Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa (20-24 and 5-15) on Wednesday. Never miss an important story with your All ...

Poydras Gaming Finance seeks CA$11.5M equity financing

“We are excited to announce this financing as it provides us with the capital to fund both the placement of 600 machines with the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and the acquisition of the Integrity Companies, adding approximately $15 million in ...

Obituary: Michael A. Bellmon

passed away Tuesday, April 14, at his home. Michael was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Tonkawa, Okla., and was raised in Billings, Okla. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and moved to Illinois in 1984. He was a self-employed Insurance Adjuster for over ...

College baseball, softball from Saturday

The first game is set to begin at 2 p.m at RiverHawks Park. Connors sweeps WARNER— Connors State swept visiting Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa 4-3 and 4-0 behind the pitching and hitting of Kristen Reasnor and Jill Roye in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic ...

NOC girls’ basketball camp announced

Applications for the NOC Lady Mavs summer girls’ basketball camp are now being accepted, according to Northern Oklahoma College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Greg Krause. Camp dates on the Tonkawa campus are June 1-3 for girls entering Grades 1-3 ...

Bald Eagle

Back on the road on 12 March 2015, Erika and I found ourselves with a little extra time. I searched for nearby “hotspots” in eBird, and found the Tonkawa Sewage Ponds, a short distance from I-35 in Ok…

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"Rocks" as primary sources

Each year, when all students in the various history classes I teach—World History, American History, Texas History, World Geography, and 6th-grade Social Studies—are in the beginning units which cover…

11. - 12. April: MC Tonkawa Open Season Party 2o15

An diesem Wochenende hatten MC Tonkawa aus der Nähe von Warendorf zum Stelldichein geladen. Da ich den Club schon länger kenne, wusste ich, dass es mal wieder eine hervorragende Party werden würde. Ur…


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bakafox: sunny-burn:Texas Hill-Country GothicTiny family graveyards of half a dozen headstones, all...

bakafox: sunny-burn: Texas Hill-Country Gothic Tiny family graveyards of half a dozen headstones, all but forgotten as they are reclaimed by cedar and oak.Rusted barbed wire, faded flags, slowly dec…

Something Is In The Water at the Muskogee Power Plant

Originally posted: April 15, 2013: “Something is in the water in Muskogee.” That is what I used to say. Something that makes people feel invulnerable. That was what I attributed to David Stewart’s be…

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Brennan named All-State in girl’s basketball

Michael Jordan said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it could happen, others make it happen.” Through hard work and dedication,  senior Lady Savage Shelby Brennan, daughter of Chris and Jul…


Giving Every Young Person in TONKAWA OKLAHOMA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in TONKAWA 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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The situation of health coverage in in TONKAWA OKLAHOMA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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