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Senate approves bill raising capital gains exempt from taxes

Legislation that would restore the 2013 capital gains tax cuts repealed by the Arkansas Legislature earlier in the session ...
The state has human development centers in Arkadelphia, Booneville, Conway, Jonesboro and Warren. They provide developmentally ...

Diane Mae Bramel

Diane Mae Bramel, age 62, of Pyatt, Arkansas, formerly of Mount Carmel ...
four brothers: Richard Doan of Booneville, Indiana; Bill Doan and his wife, Amanda; Charles Doan and his wife, Rebecca; and Eric Padgett, all of Mount Carmel, Illinois; one sister ...

House of Formation chapel has new cruifix, artwork

When a new, larger crucifix was needed for the chapel — the smaller one was donated to Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Booneville — the Hispanic Cursillo wanted to be the ones to make the donation. Campos charged $2,000 for the sculpture ...

George Jones Ross

George was born on March 25, 1929 at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His family lived in Booneville, Arkansas, 40 miles from Fort Smith. He grew up and graduated from Booneville High School in 1946. He joined the Navy soon after graduation ...

Nathan Franklin

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Jim Files, Lick Creek Church or Lick Creek Cemetery, 6621 S. Arkansas 217, Booneville, AR 72927 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 754, Booneville, AR 72927.

Report: Disability Rights Arkansas Recommends Closure Of Booneville Facility

BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – Disability Rights Arkansas has issued a report recommending the closure of the Booneville Human Development Center. The report is titled, “A New Approach to Care in Arkansas: Why the Time Has Come to Close the Booneville Human ...

Disability Rights group recommends closure of Booneville Human Development Center

Disability Rights Arkansas says the state's Booneville Human Development Center should be phased out and its residents moved into community settings. The recommendation by the federally funded advocacy group is based on a report detailing shortcomings at ...

ASP Investigating Booneville Hit-and-Run Death

BOONEVILLE, AR -- Arkansas State Police troopers are investigating a hit-and-run that killed a River Valley woman Tuesday night. BOONEVILLE, AR -- Arkansas State Police troopers are investigating a hit-and-run that killed a River Valley woman Tuesday night.

Booneville Woman Killed in Hit & Run on Highway 23

Incident happened Tuesday night just before 10. BOONEVILLE, AR (News release) - Arkansas State Police troopers are investigating a hit and run fatality collision that claimed the life of a Booneville woman last night (Tuesday, June 17). Joy Duvall ...

The Natural State Haunted Summit is slated for Booneville Arkansas in May

It has been a long winter for most of the country and paranormal investigators are getting anxious to get out and do some ghost hunting. This is the time to start planning your ghost hunting road trips and where you will be attending various paranormal ...

PHOTOS: Former Football Coach’s Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

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Mississippians in the NCAA Tournament

The brackets have been announced. Nineteen former MHSAA and MAIS basketball players will represent the state of Mississippi in the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament. Men’s (March 17-April 6) George…

Teresa Lynn Moss, 40, Booneville, booked on Methamphetamine charge

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — A Booneville woman was put behind bars on drug charges Thursday by Prentiss County authorities. Deputies say they received a report concerning a vehicle parked partially in…

Bridge crack closes I-70 lane in Missouri near Boonville

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri’s transportation director says a lane closure on an Interstate 70 bridge is one symptom of problems arising from a funding shortfall. One westbound lane near Boonv…

Nunley hits game-winner in Belmont's 3A girls title win

Player of the game Elisiah Jones (left) jumps into the arms teammate Katelyn Nunley (10) as time expires on Friday, March 13, 2015, in the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament finals at the Mississippi C…

Booneville's Smith to coach in fifth straight title game

Booneville coach Michael Smith has no special formula when it comes to leading his team to the state title game. But he is pretty close. Smith will coach in his fifth straight championship game toda…


EPW WRESTLING This Saturday night March 14th.At the EPW ArenaHighway 145Booneville, MSBell time 8 PMAdmission $7FANS BRING WEAPONS MATCHPink & Black AttackChazz Stone VS The PHAT FoundationSo fans we …

Booneville Superintendent Agrees To Optional Yearbook Memorial Page

BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – The Booneville School District Superintendent said he has agreed to include an optional memorial page in the yearbook for a student that committed suicide. Relatives and friends o…

New Walmart Supercenter Opens in Booneville

BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – A new Walmart Supercenter opened its doors in Booneville Wednesday morning (Mar. 10), with a grand opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new 103,000 square feet facility is located at…

HELP | wifi | the vote on $149,500 | basketball | all in this week’s “note from the pastor”

Hey FBCB! Hope your March has kicked off well. It is the month of madness for college basketball! We will have a group for Bracketology, so if you are interested […]


The situation of health coverage in in BOONEVILLE ARKANSAS

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



Having a vegetarian diet in BOONEVILLE ARKANSAS

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.

Tips to Prevent Data Theft in BOONEVILLE 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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