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You can now view your Economic Impact Payment amounts, if any, within your online account. www.irs.gov/account
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AST High School Seniors Graduation Stole Request Form The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding your application, where your stole will be sent to, or scheduling a time for you to pick up your stole. Make sure the information is current. If your contact information changes after you submit your application notify the Education Department immediately. We will not be responsible for lost stoles, stoles being sent to incorrect addresses, or the inability to schedule a pick up time. **Stoles will be available on a first come, first served basis.** Name:                                                                                                                  Address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Phone:                                                                                                                 Email:                                                                                                                  How would you like to receive your stole?     ☐Pick up         ☐Mail *If picking up a stole, you will be called to schedule a pick up time. Required documents: Verification Class schedule: 12th grade enrollment   Tribal Enrollment Card Copy (must be the updated card)
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New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021 President’s Day Monday, February 15, 2021 Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021 Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021 Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021 Absentee Shawnee Day Friday, September 3, 2021 Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021 Veteran’s Day Thursday, November 11, 2021 Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, November 25-26, 2021 Christmas Thursday & Friday, December 23-24, 2021   New Year's Day                                           Friday, December 31, 2021
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy of the   OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE   Please submit letter of intent and resume to Office of Tribal Secretary, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801, secretary@astribe.com   All applicants must be able to pass background checks from the election commission. Deadline for submission is May 7, 2021.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed  Friday, April 2, 2021 for GOOD FRIDAY
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Tax Preparation Services The IRS has extended the deadline for filing from April 15th to May 15th. Tax Preparation Services are open to the community. Those meeting the low-to-moderate income of $57,000 are eligible for free income tax filing, form 1040 and 1040SR. Required Tax Documentation: Photo identification, social security card, medical/dental expenses, 1099 form, W-2 form, 1099-R form, last year's taxes and receipts for any charitable donations. Tax Preparation Times: Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM End date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM To make an appointment, please contact Tina Ontiveros 405.275.4030 ext 6431. CALL TODAY! AST Multi-Purpose Building: 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801
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In honor and in memory of Absentee Shawnee tribal Lieutenant Governor, Kenneth Blanchard, and to allow team members time to honor him as well, Thunderbird Entertainment Centers will be closed on Tuesday, March 16th until 5:00 p.m. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family and many friends. We have great appreciation for all the Lieutenant Governor has achieved and contributed. -Thunderbird Entertainment. Center Team.
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NOTICE! Due to a day of mourning in honoring the life of Lieutenant Governor Kenneth Blanchard, Absentee Shawnee Tribe, the Tax Prep event for Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 will be closed and all appointments will be rescheduled.
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Dear Tribal Members, On March 12, 2021, Lieutenant Governor Kenneth Blanchard began his journey home. The Lieutenant Governor has been a big part of the tribe and he will be deeply missed. We extend our sincerest apologies and deepest condolences to his family. Out of respect for his many years of service and dedication to the Tribe, flags have been ordered to half-staff. Additionally, the Tribal complex/offices will be closed Tuesday March 16, 2021 for his Memorial service. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. Thank you The Executive Committee  
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The After School Program is now offering free Virtual Tutoring for grades K-6 for any CCDF Eligible child, AST Tribal Member, or AST Employee child.   For more information, contact LaNora Buswell through email or phone.         Email: LaNora.Buswell@astribe.com         Phone: 405.481.3427 Call/or Text
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COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE—BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—BEGINNING MARCH 1st SERVING PHASE 3: • ACTIVE patients and household members 16 years or older. • Open to all household members of AST Tribal members, patients, and employees. • The vaccine will be administered in a series of 2 shots 3-4 weeks apart. • You will be monitored 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine.
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      Dear Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members For many years The Title VI Department has provided gas to mow your lawns. We are updating the guidelines. The Title VI Grant provides gas as supportive services and for us to provide supportive service you must be a participant in the Title VI Program. Guidelines: 1. Absentee Shawnee Member 2. Must be 55 years and older 3. Must be an Title VI Member, have a current intake form on file (FY-2021) 4. Must provide Proof of Residency (utility bill — in the applicants name) 5. Handicap/Disabled 6. NO RENTAL PROPERTY WILL BE MOWED As a Title VI Member as long as you are within the guidelines you can put in your application and turn in your applications to the Title VI Department' As stated on the application: Maintenance will only mow and weed eat applicant's lawn. Maintenance will mow every two (2) weeks weather permitting. Also, the maintenance workers will not trim trees, shrubs, and will NOT move any items that are in the way of cutting your lawn. This year we are trying to get an early start on our grass mowing list, Any questions you can reach me at 405.275.4030 ext. 6227 or email me at dowings@astribe.com   Thomasine Owings Title VI Director  
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After hours COVID-19 Vaccine Event
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After Hours COVID-19 Vaccine Events  
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Tax Preparation Services are open to the community.   Those meeting the Low-to-Moderate income of $57,000 are eligible for free income tax filing, form 1040 and 1040SR.   Required Tax Documentation: Photo Identification, Social Security Card, Medical/Dental Expenses, 1099 Form, W-2 Form, 1099-R Form, last year's taxes and receipts for any charitable donations.   Tax Preparation Times: Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Thursdays 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm   To make an appointment, please contact Tina Ontiveros at 405.275.4030 ext. 6431   CALL TODAY! AST Multi-Purpose Building: 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801 www.astribe.com  
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SPECIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE   The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, "Executive Committee Meetings" hereby calls and declares public notice that a SPECIAL meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for March 10th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Governor's Conference Room in Building #2 at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in  Shawnee, Oklahoma.   Ezra M. DeLodge Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma   Dated this 4th day of March, 2021.
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REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, "Executive Committee Meetings" hereby calls and declares public notice that the REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ezra M. DeLodge,  Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 3rd day of March, 2021  
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ARE YOU GRADUATING THIS MAY? We want to honor the 2021 AST Graduates   Send us your full name, hometown, high school/college, degree or major and a photo (JPEG) to media@astribe.com by April 9, 2021. The graduates will be featured in a special insert in the May 2021 Absentee Shawnee News.  
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Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members, If You Are Interested In Serving On One Of The Following Boards Commissions, Committees Or Councils:   ASEDA Cultural Advisory Council Education Committee Foster Care Licensing Committee TEC NAGPRA   Please Submit Your Letters Of Interest With Resume Attached To: Tribal Secretary 2025 S. Gordon Coo Er Dr. Shawnee, 0K 7451 ezrad@Astribe.Com
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REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article X VI, Section 3, "Executive Committee Meetings " hereby calls and declares public notice that the REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ezra . DeLodge, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 22nd day of February, 2021

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