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Archive for October, 2009

Substitue Teachers Wanted!

Posted by neocaablogger on October 12, 2009

NEOCAA Head Start Program seeks substitute teachers for the 2009-2010 school year at the Commerce and Miami Head Start Centers. Click here for an application. Visit our web site for information about our Head Start Program.

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Manage Debt and Interaction with Debt Collectors

Posted by neocaablogger on October 10, 2009

During uncertain economic times, it’s especially important that people know how to manage their debt and their interactions with debt collectors.  To remind people of their rights – and debt collectors of their obligations – the Federal Trade Commission is featuring a new video at The video highlights the rights of consumers whose debts have gone into collection, and the rules of behavior for debt collectors. And it has a friendly reminder that asserting your rights gives you a voice, but doesn’t make your debt disappear. The FTC’s Money Matters website offers a wealth of information about spotting and avoiding scams and rip-offs when dealing with mortgages or loan modifications, using job placement services, and applying for credit and loans, in addition to coping with debt.  

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Agency Staff Recognized for Years of Service

Posted by neocaablogger on October 10, 2009

At the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies Annual Conference in September, several NEOCAA staff were recognized for their years of service to Community Action.

            Pam Northcutt             Center Director – Grove Head Start               30 years

            Pat Cochran                Cook – Kansas Head Start                           25 years

            Naomi McFadden       Social Services Case Manager                       15 years

            George Cochran          Weatherization Field Supervisor                     10 years

            Mary Ann Overall        Services Director                                           10 years




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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by neocaablogger on October 5, 2009

Every year, more than 211,000 American women and 1,700 American men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Scientists are continually searching for better ways of preventing, finding, and treating this disease. One thing is certain—early detection can save lives! Screening for breast cancer includes self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms. Speak with your doctor to find out when you should begin having mammograms.

Visit the National Cancer Institute for more information about breast cancer, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction, support, and more. 

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National Dental Hygiene Month

Posted by neocaablogger on October 5, 2009

Having a nice smile isn’t the only reason to brush and floss regularly. Good dental hygiene promotes good overall health!

Good oral health practices include:
• Brushing and flossing every day.
• Limiting sugary snacks.
• Getting enough calcium.
• Not smoking or chewing tobacco.
• Seeing your dentist regularly

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