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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Cop Sings Along to Taylor Swift Song
While on patrol, a cop sings and moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," and his arresting version of the hit song is caught on the dashcam.
  Even Top Athletes Need A Lift
Forget water, Gatorade, and the other usual sports drinks. Serena Williams confirms that it's allowed, then orders an espresso during a tennis match.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities As an investment in our youth, we're committed to the future of rural Minnesota. We're pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities and invite all high school seniors to apply.

FRS College Scholarship Program

The FRS College Scholarship Program awards thirty scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to winning applicants across the nation, with a $500 match by the sponsoring telco (for a total of $2,500 each). By partnering with the FRS, West Central Telephone is able to make the scholarship program available to high school seniors in our area. Applications for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship are due in the WCTA office by February 20th.

Students may also be eligible for four FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5,000 each or two TMS Scholarships for $1,500 each. Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships. Additional scholarships include the Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship, valued at $2,500, and new for 2015—the Colt Ford Scholarship, awarding up to $15,000.

For applications and guidelines, see your high school guidance counselor or download the application from the FRS Website at

Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarships

The Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation is offering five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who graduate in 2015. Scholarships are awarded after the student demonstrates successful completion of the first year of college or technical school. The application deadline is February 27, 2015, and applications must be returned to WCTA.

WCTA Scholarship Program

High school seniors can also apply for one of up to eight scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The deadline for the WCTA Scholarship applications is April 6, 2015.

Our scholarship program has been established to encourage youth in our area to further their education after graduating from high school and is made possible through unclaimed capital credit checks. Because of our cooperative status, we are able to use these funds to benefit the scholarship program. At this time, there is over $79,000 funding the scholarship program.

These scholarships are another example of a cooperative member-benefit, and as such, would like to see all high school seniors apply — there are typically only 18 to 20 applicants each year. The scholarship is not income or need-based, and although applicants should have at least a "C" GPA, they do not need to be top of class. Simply complete the online application, write a brief essay on your chosen topic and submit by the deadline. The scholarship can be found at

Remember, the deadline for the FRS scholarship to be in our office is February 20, 2015, The MTA scholarship must be in our office by February 27, 2015, and the deadline for the WCTA scholarship is April 6, 2015. Please call Geri Salmela at 837-5151 or email your questions to

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In February

Scout Out A New Neighborhood – Looking for a new city to call home? Check out this site first. Simply use the easy interface to learn about things like affordability, school system quality, average home values, and demographics. When you're ready for the next step, you have the option of being matched with a real estate agent.
Find Solutions To Product Problems – Sometimes a product problem is easy to fix — if you know how to find the solution. ManualsOnline provides access to over 700,000 product manuals so you can quickly solve problems. For a human touch, access the user community. You can also sign up for helpful product-specific newsletters and tools.
Check Out These Valentine's Videos – Curious about the origins of Valentine's Day? What goes on in the brain during heartbreak? Or how the kissing styles of men and women differ? As you get ready to celebrate the year's most romantic holiday, stop by this site to watch videos that will answer these questions and more.
Get Your Foodie Fix – Move over, Iron Chef! Members of the American Culinary Federation have offered their views on the hottest menu trends for 2015, and this National Restaurant Association site reveals the results. Watch the video for an overview or read one of several PDFs and articles to get detailed "what's hot" info.

Short Tutorial – How To Perform A Search On Twitter

See What's Happening Right Now
Your Twitter timeline is great for helping you stay updated, entertained, and connected. But did you know you can also search the entire Twitterverse for information? Here's how it works:
  1. Locate the search box at the top of your Twitter home page or app.

  2. Type in your search term and enter.

  3. The results will reflect everything on Twitter, including tweets and users.

  4. In the full version, narrow the results by choosing from the selections in the left-hand column. If you're using the app, view these selections by tapping the "refine results" icon at the top of your screen.

  5. As an alternative search method, click or tap a hashtag within a tweet to find all tweets with the same hashtag.
With 300,000 new tweets posted each minute, it's likely you'll find what you're looking for!

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Thanks for your business!

Best regards

The WCTA Communications Team
Internet Specialists

WCTA Sebeka
308 Frontage Road Box 304
Sebeka, MN 56477

1-218-837-5151 or toll free at 1-800-945-2163

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