Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A new report says that Oklahoma's 38 American Indian tribes have an annual economic impact of nearly $11 billion in the state.
The study from Oklahoma City University's Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute found that more than 70 percent of the $10.8 billion impact comes from the tribes' gambling operations.
The analysis found that tribal government and business operations directly employ more than 50,000 people and support more than 87,000 full-time jobs in Oklahoma.
Census data shows that Indians represent nearly 13 percent of Oklahoma's population.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/tzmACr) that the study was funded by The Cherokee Nation, The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation and the Commerce Department.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.