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Sticking to budget can boost your emergency fund

During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people … more

Salutatorian address to AHS Class of 2020

Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for watching tonight’s graduation ceremony. I want to start my speech by thanking all the administrators. Thousands of graduates across the world are not … more

Speech by Altus High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Good evening Altus High School staff, family, friends and fellow graduates. It’s an honor to be here speaking to you all this evening. On behalf of the graduating class of Altus High School … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA begins to reopen: This week, VA reopened 20 medical centers as part of a three-phase timeline. The speed of the phases will depend upon the VA medical center’s ability to minimize and … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

The House passed HR 6800, the Heroes Act: Of the total amount listed in HR 6800 following is the amount for veterans:Allows VA to provide transport and purchase food, shelter, phones, clothing, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA expands access to virtual hearings: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) announced it is expanding access to virtual hearings to all Veterans … more

Oklahoma State Legislature wrapping up session

We’re nearing the end of the legislative session. A budget agreement was reached and is awaiting Gov. Kevin Stitt’s approval. With everything going on, the budget turned out better than … more

Why should you see a financial adviser?

The social distancing and stay-at-home orders necessitated by the coronavirus have led many of us to feel isolated. Still, we’ve fought back through social media, “virtual” … more

Letter to the editor

To the editor: As you well know, last week we celebrated “National Volunteer Week,” which was established in 1974 to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Retirees will soon see a Tricare refund: About 35,000 military retirees will soon receive cash refunds from Tricare, thanks to a policy change made last year that affects how Tricare calculates … more

Letter to the public from JCMH

Jackson County Memorial Hospital has spent the last number of months in preparation for the protection of our patients and staff in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This preparation has … more

Legislature learns of cuts in state funding

Session is moving forward. On Monday afternoon, the State Board of Equalization verified the nearly $417 million revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Originally, we … more

Newsletter forVeterans and active military

VA is texting health care updatess: VA is sending text messages to its 7+ million Veterans enrolled in VA health care. The texts deliver VA’s latest information, resources and guidance. … more

CARES Act offers help for investors, small businesses

As we go through the coronavirus crisis, we are all, first and foremost, concerned about the health of our loved ones and communities. But the economic implications of the virus have also weighed … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Outside pharmacy pick-up: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System is mailing all non-emergent medications to Veterans. For emergency medications, the Jack C. … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Full Military Honors Act: Any current or retired military members, except those who were dishonorably discharged, are eligible for a military funeral. The highest level of funeral is called … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Coronavirus (COVID-19): With the virus spreading rapidly, the Department of Veteran Affairs is screening all people entering either the hospital or the clinics. If you do not have an appointment … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Agent Orange stateside use: At https://bit.ly/2URmHKH can be found a new list of military locations where Agent Orange and other herbicides were used and stored in the U.S. It provides far more … more

Will your money last as long as you do?

What do your fellow citizens fear most? Almost half of them – 49 percent – are most afraid of running out of money during retirement, a higher percentage than the 44 percent whose chief … more

Weak state, nation economies affects state budget

We are into the second month of session and approaching another deadline. This is the last week to hear Senate bills in our chamber. Next week, we will return to our committees to begin work on House … more
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