Monday, 20 January 2020 20:22

Talihina Chamber of Commerce Receives Grant Featured

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Todd Minshall with Kiamichi Electric presents Vera Nelson, Director and Lavelle Rose AARP, Trainee with a check to purchase computers, a printer and software. Todd Minshall with Kiamichi Electric presents Vera Nelson, Director and Lavelle Rose AARP, Trainee with a check to purchase computers, a printer and software.


The Talihina Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center applied for and received a Kiamichi Electric Foundation Grant in the amount of $3,929.86 to be used to purchase new computers. software and a printer to be used at the visitors center.


The machines the office was using were older and very slow. One computer had vista and the others had windows 7 which is outdated and no longer supported by Microsoft.


The print head on the four in one printer that allowed us to print, copy, fax and scan went out. The printer was over 6 years old and it did a lot of work in that time period. It was almost $100.00 for a new print head for it and the printer was showing other problems. “These computers and the printer will allow Judy, Lavelle and I to be able to serve the area better” stated Talihina Chamber of Commerce, Director Vera Nelson. “They perform much faster and more efficiently than the old ones” she said. Thank you Kiamichi Electric Foundation so much for providing us with these new machines.


The new computers and printer will also be used to perform the duties of the Talihina Economic Development Initiative (TEDI). This organization works with the AARP Foundation. Judy Korten and Lavelle Rose train 18 hours a week at the visitors center. The AARP Foundation provides the funding for each of them.


For more information about the chamber, visitors center or TEDI, contact the Talihina Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 918-567-3434 or email at .