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School Board Elections Tuesday (February 12)

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On Tuesday, February 12 Tulsa County voters are being asked to decide school board posts in  Broken Arrow, Liberty and Berryhill School Districts.

Voters will also vote on school bonds for Jenks and Union School Districts. The bond issues don't raise property taxes because school districts pay off existing bonds as new ones are added, officials said.

Voters in Jenks will be asked to approve an $11.5 million bond issue for the purchase of textbooks, school buses, classroom renovations, safety equipment and more.

Skill Improvement: Nonprofit Writing

No matter its form--email, text, or tweet--writing is an essential skill for nonprofit professionals who must be able to clearly communicate goals, persuade donors to give, market services, and more.

If you feel less than confident in your writing ability, or just need to brush up, check out the library's free online writing classes and books:

Learning Express* offers courses and guides on grammar, editing, researching, and more.

African-American History Month: WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative, Mary Grayson

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Mary Grayson was born into slavery in Indian Territory. Her parents were owned by Mose Perryman (pictured left), and they lived in the Choska (pronounced Choe-skey) bottoms, a fertile floodplain across the Arkansas river from Haskell. She describes Creek Indian division during the Civil War, including a bit about Opothle Yahola:

Resume Writing 101, Online!

Starting your resume can be a daunting task--and perfecting it is even harder! Let Universal Class help you learn how to make your resume work for you, with the free online class, Resume 101.  All you need is your library card!

Changes Coming to U.S. Postal Service

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is set to announce the end of Saturday postal delivery. This change to delivery service is said to save the USPS billions of dollars per year, something much needed for this quasi-agency that in recent years has hemorrhaged money.

The delivery change is set to take effect August 1, 2013.

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