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Vision2

On Monday the Tulsa County Commission approved a ballot initiative to extend the Vision 2025sales tax rate. The initiative, known as Vision2, would not be a new tax, but would extend the 0.6% Vision 2025 sales tax rate through 2029. As it stands now, this tax would expire January 1, 2017.

Deferred Action for Immigrant Children

On June 15, 2012 President Obama, under executive action, changed Homeland Security policy to not initiate deportation of non-threatening illegal  immigrants who came to the United States before age 16. This process is know as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Today (August 15) was the first day U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting requests for deferred action. 

Aid for Wildfire Victims... an update

In spite of the wildfires, Mannford students head back to school tomorrow (August 16). As residents of Creek County and other communities around the state try to find normalcy in the wake of the wildfires, more help arrives.

Governor Fallin has requested disaster relief funds from the federal government. There is no timeline on when this requres will be filled or denied. Any notice will definitely appear on this blog.

What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Are you enjoying the book so far?

  1. Do you find a similarity between the main characters of Georgie York, her ex-husband, and his new wife and current celebrities in the news?
  2. Do you think authors purposely write story lines similar to current topics in the news to capture a reader's attention?
  3. Do you enjoy reading about fictional celebrities?

Why Do the Good Die Young? by Cindy Hulsey

I just learned that David Rakoff died yesterday at the age of 47.  Why do the good die young?  Rakoff was a contributor to NPR’s This American Life and was also a fine writer of humorous essays with bite.  In his last collection, Half Empty

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