Wal-Mart opts for free, faster shipping on necessities

January 31, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon’s powerful Prime membership success.

The retailer says it will reduce shipping time to two days on 2 million of its most popular items including essentials like diapers and pet food as well hot toys and Electronics.…

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Seminole Baby Featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live Segment

January 26, 2017

A 6-month old Seminole girl and her family earned international fame Wednesday evening, as they were featured in a special segment upon a popular late-night television show.

Camila Flemons and her family were interviewed in a segment of “Big Hair Baby Bingo” by late-night  talkshow host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC network show Jimmy Kimmel Live.…

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Seminole ISD’s Kids Corner: Wellness Policy Assessment

January 12, 2017

Seminole ISD shall support the general wellness of all students by implementing measurable goals to promote sound nutrtion and student health and to reduce childhood obesity. Annually, the SHAC shall assess and prepare a report of the District’s progress toward meeting the goals listed in this policy and in the wellness plan.…

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Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account.

The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That’s the average for a middle-income couple with two children.…

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IRS Looks to Start of 2017 Tax Season

January 5, 2017

Agency Encourages use of and e-File; Warn of Refund Delays

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and partners from the states and tax industry today reminded taxpayers that the nation’s 2017 individual income tax filing season opens Jan. 23.

The IRS expects more than 153 million tax returns to be filed this year and taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 18, 2017, to file their 2016 tax returns and pay any tax due.…

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Engagement: Froman, Tupman

January 3, 2017

Sonia and Jade Froman and Becky and Jim Tupman, all of Seminole, announce the engagement and upcoming nuptials of their children, Madison Froman and Tyler Tupman.

The couple will wed at 6 p.m., March 11, 2017 at the White Sparrow Barn in Quinlan with Ned Nugent officiating.

The bride-to-be is a 2012 Seminole High School garduate and a 2015 Texas Tech University graduate with a degree in Agricultural Communications.…

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Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight

January 3, 2017

We make ’em, we break ’em. New Year’s diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale toward success.

His advice: Put it on autopilot.…

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Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures

January 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs. Beneficiaries and family members may notice a new approach.

Hospitals and doctors in dozens of communities selected for large-scale experiments on this front are already gearing up.…

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Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1B accounts

December 14, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach at an email provider.

The Sunnyvale, California, company was also home to what’s now most likely the second largest hack in history, one that exposed 500 million Yahoo accounts .…

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SHS’ Addison to Appear with Fellow Homecoming Queens at Liberty Bowl

December 12, 2016

Cambri Addison, Seminole High School’s 2016 Homecoming Queen,  has been selected to represent Texas as one of “America’s Homecoming Queens” at the upcoming AutoZone Liberty Bowl, which will be held on Friday, December 30th at 11 A.M. in Memphis, Tenn.

Addison, the daughter of Shalea and Clint Addison, will participate in both pre-game and in-game festivities at the bowl game, which will feature the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs and the Georgia Bulldogs.

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