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EDA Invests $1.76 Million in CARES Act Funds to Serve Western Oklahoma Businesses Across 24 Oklahoma Counties

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Cheyenne, OK – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $1.76 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Southwestern Intermediary Finance Team, Inc. (SWIFT), Weatherford, Oklahoma, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing to businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic across 24 Oklahoma counties.

The Fight Goes On To Eliminate Income Taxes On Social Security And Railroad Retirement Benefits

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WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 12 – “We’re not giving up on our efforts to eliminate the unfair income tax on Social Security benefits. The Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act is being reintroduced and the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] will be doing what it takes to encourage lawmakers to support the measure,” says Bob Carlstrom, president of AMAC Action, the association’s senior advocacy affiliate.

Legal Aid Offers Navigator Help for Enrolling in Marketplace Insurance

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Fifteen certified navigators are on board at several legal aid offices across the state, ready to help Oklahomans understand the fine print of health insurance coverage and take advantage of the Healthcare Marketplace’s current enrollment period. This enrollment period is open to everyone and lasts through May 15, allowing new enrollments as well as changes to existing coverage.

New Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Campaign Tackles Youth Obesity in Oklahoma

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TSET Board gets update on TSET Healthy Youth Initiative OKLAHOMA CITY (February 23, 2021) – Oklahoma has the eighth highest youth obesity rate in the country, with an estimated 150,000 children who are classified as overweight or obese. To help reverse this trend, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is launching Swap Up, a media campaign focusing on youth obesity prevention across the state.

Walters Junior High Takes 1st Place In Snyder Powerlifting Meet

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Back row: Levi Wagner, Koby Kosechata, Fisher Parks, Corbin Good, Ian Good, Brian Jensen, Talen Dutton, Kaden Griffin, Cameron Allen. Middle Row: Draegon Heddleston, Gage Berry, BJ Palmer, Myles Moiser, David Hale. Front Row: Tucker Teakell, John Freeman. Picture by Julia K.Walters Jr. High takes 1st place at Snyder Powerlifting Meet. Congratulations boys on your win, keep it up!