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Help for Oklahomans Facing Foreclosure

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Homeowners who are facing mortgage troubles or foreclosure may qualify for legal aid. The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office and Legal Aid Services are providing free legal assistance through the program Resolution Oklahoma.

Oklahomans with lower incomes or seniors should first contact Legal Aid Services at 888-534-5243 to learn if they qualify for the income-based assistance. Homeowners who don't meet the income-based need guidelines can still apply for a voucher worth up to $5,000 in legal services, according to Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

cliff averted... mid fall

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Well, Congress did it... in mid-fall our lawmakers managed to broker a deal and leverage a vote all to keep the United States from hitting the bottom.

Connect Through the Written Word

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If you have ever received a letter in the mail or a nice holiday greeting, you know how nice it feels. For many people it can be an intimidating task to write a letter, send a greeting card or address an envelope. Tutors, this might be a good opportunity to talk about writing with your adult learner and offer your assistance. The winter holiday season provides the perfect setting to connect with people far (or near) through written communication.

It’s always a good time to write to someone and it does not need to be complicated. To whom will you write?

Life Skills for Adult Learners

The internet can be intimidating and it’s not always easy to know what websites are trustworthy. With a mission to “ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream,” the Beehive is a safe way for you and your adult learner to explore topics online including money, health, employment, schooling and housing. Check it out at www.thebeehive.org.

Science Fiction by Rebecca Howard

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Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel Flight Behavior is about climate change.  It is also very much about beautifully flawed humans and the lengths to which we will go to connect to one another and to something larger than ourselves.  It’s both earthbound and ethereal.  It’s Barbara Kingsolver at her finest. 

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