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Obituary for Nettie Huneycutt Daniell

Honorary pallbearers are staff of Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center. Memorials may be to the Macedonia Cemetery Fund c/o Ron Daniell, 189 Fite Rd, Arkadelphia, AR 71923. Sign on line guest book at

High School Senior Graduates After Losing Family in Car Accident

When Tykee's parents and two siblings died in a head on collision Tuesday, the entire community mourned along side him. ARKADELPHIA, AR - Tykee Sprankle walked into his graduation ceremony surrounded by people who love him--which is easy--everyone at ...

Rex Nelson – What’s on Your Arkansas Bucket List?

Attending a Battle of the Ravine football game between Ouachita and Henderson in Arkadelphia. – Kayaking on the Mulberry River. – Taking a boat out on Grassy Lake in southwest Arkansas at night to look for alligators. – Buying more than you need the ...

WATCH: Arkansas high-schooler Garry Hill makes miracle catch

As for Mr. Hill's team, Star City will play Arkadelphia on Friday with the Arkansas Class 4A championship on the line. Unsolicited advice for the Arkadelphians: Consider not hitting it to Garry Hill.

WHHS seniors awarded scholarships

Emma Buckner received an AR Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship and Honors ...
University Centurium Scholarship with plans to attend Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Alicia Camp received an Army Scholarship. Candace Casey received an ...

Arkadelphia outlasts Shiloh

CONWAY -- Clay Wilson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Arkadelphia to a 5-3 victory over Shiloh Christian in the Class 4A semifinals Tuesday at the University of Central Arkansas. Wilson's blast put the defending state ...

Star City to Face Arkadelphia in 4A Baseball State Final

On Tuesday, the 4A baseball championship was set--Star City against Arkadelphia. CONWAY, AR - The high school baseball finals are Friday and Saturday in Fayetteville. On Tuesday, the 4A baseball championship was set--Star City against Arkadelphia.

Ouachita pres. to head Ark. independent colleges

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (BP) -- Rex Horne Jr., president of Ouachita Baptist University since 2006, has announced his resignation effective this summer in order to serve as president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities. At AICU, Horne succeeds ...

Clark County Chronicles

which produced small amounts of electricity for Arkadelphia. Their “Arkansas Power Company” had been incorporated just a few weeks earlier. Stockholders included Couch, J.H. Meek, J.L. Longino, W.C. Ribenack, C.S. McCain, J.B. Hampton and J.W. Lee.

Arkansas Independent Colleges & Universities name president

aNORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The president of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia has been named the new president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities. Rex Horne was named the organization's leader on Tuesday by AICU executive ...

VIDEO: Arkansas OF Garry Hill pulls in catch of the year contender in playoff game

Star City outfielder Garry Hill is a complete package, and a true star. But if there is one thing he does best, it’s his fielding. Case in point: The unreal catch you see above. Hill’s desperate, lea…

VIDEO: Arkansas OF Garry Hill pulls in catch of the year contender in playoff game

Star City outfielder Garry Hill is a complete package, and a true star. But if there is one thing he does best, it’s his fielding. Case in point: The unreal catch you see above. Hill’s desperate, lea…

2015 ACTS 1:8 One-Day Mission Trips in Arkansas – Calendar today!

For 2015, our Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trips are in Arkadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 12th & Paragould on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.  Lead a group to one or both of these One Day Mission Experiences.  Registrat…

The Best Junior Tennis Camps in All 50 States

Your kids are almost done with school for the summer and it’s time to find them the perfect recreational activity that will give them exercise, sunshine, new friends and memories they’ll never forget.…

Difference Makers: John Sivils & the Arkadelphia Young Life Team

Everyone’s heard it at some point.  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” This commission found in Matthew 2…

Non-fiction Review: Character Makes a Difference

Photo courtesy of: Serge Bertasius Photography, Character Makes a Difference by Mike Huckabee is one of those books I picked up out of curiosity. I had no idea what Mr. Huckabee …

Carpenter Arkadelphia (AR) – Arkadelphia Carpenters

Carpenter Arkadelphia (AR) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Arkadelphia (AR). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Arkadelphia, Arkansas work with, builds and fixes items and str…

Quarantines for AIDS Victims: The Mike Huckabee You May Not Remember

Yesterday one of the foulest of GOP presidential candidates formally announced his candidacy: Mike Huckabee.  While he tried to come off as folksy and concerned about average Americans, he had total a…

This Date in Weather History for May 2,2015 from

Weather History For Saturday,May 2,2015   & nbsp;1899 - A storm buried Havre, MT, under 24.8 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location. The water equivalent of 2.48 inches was a record 24 hour …

The Daily Score: Cowboys Strike Gold In Mock Draft 4.0

By Bill Jones | @CBS11BillJones Happy Draft Day! We empty our 2015 NFL Draft Scouting Notebook with Cowboys Mock Draft 4.0 — a futile attempt at predicting what the Cowboys will do: • 1st Round – #2…


Fighting against human trafficking in ARKADELPHIA ARKANSAS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



ARKADELPHIA ARKANSAS: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.


1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.

2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in ARKADELPHIA ARKANSAS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



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it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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