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Traffic backed up on Hwy 49 in Brookland for crash


Crews are working a crash in Brookland that is causing morning traffic delays into ...
Expect delays in the area. An Arkansas railcar manufacturer says it will spend $10.5 million to expand its tank railcar facility in Marmaduke. This Hour: Latest Missouri ...

Anna Louise Morgan


Louise was a member of the Christian Life Center in Brookland, AR, where she shared her love of Christ with so many. Louise is survived by her husband of 65 years: Charles Morgan of Paragould; a daughter: Debra Morgan Frost of Paragould; 5 grandchildren ...

Brookland Sonic now accepting applications


as well as the only location in Northeast Arkansas with a playground and a patio that will seat up to 70 guests,” said Scott Davis, owner. Sonic will be holding interviews at the Brookland city hall every Tuesday leading up to the August opening.

Brookland Cheerleader to cheer at Arkansas State


BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - Brookland High School Cheerleader Taylor Roberts told Region 8 Sports that she didn't want to stop cheering after high school. Taylor accomplished that on Wednesday by signing on to cheer on a college squad. Roberts inked her letter ...

Brookland officials want new census of population


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Officials in a northeastern Arkansas city want a new count of its population. Brookland's mayor Kenneth Jones says officials know the city is growing because of the number of new subdivisions and homes. The U.S. Census Bureau says ...

Annual Shrine Tower Tour in September


Annual Tower Tour September 2, 2015 On September 8, 2013, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Knights’ Tower Cari…

What Happened After Hillary Clinton said Black Men in Hoodies Are Scary


By Robert Stitt Apparently, if Hillary Clinton saw Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Bieber, and Jamie Foxx all walking down the street in their regular attire she would fear one of them. Why? All three of the…

Brookland Pint Review – Burgers & Brews


By Britt Oliver Brookland Pint Review Bounding boldly onto the DC dining scene, Brookland Pint boasts bold flavors and crisp craft brews. Whether you choose to grab a seat at the bar, pull up a chair…

Hilary Clinton: “Sight of a Black Man in a Hoodie is Scary” Even to “Open-Minded Whites


Originally posted on The Afrikan Voice: In a campaign speech on Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hilary Clinton has let the world know that even “open-minded” white people get scared when …

Black Man in a Hoodie is Scary” Even to “Open-Minded Whites


Hilary Clinton: “The Sight of a Black Man in a Hoodie is Scary” Even to “Open-Minded W hites July 26, 2015 by O.A.A.U. https://the afrikanvoice.wordpress.co m/2015/07/26/hilary-clint on-the-sight-of-a-bla&hel lip;

Hilary Clinton: “The Sight of a Black Man in a Hoodie is Scary” Even to “Open-Minded Whites


In a campaign speech on Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hilary Clinton has let the world know that even “open-minded” white people get scared when they see a black man wearing a hoodie. I…

Annie’s Hardware Expanding in Brookland — Joins Forces with Brookland Hardware


Congratulations to Annie’s Ace Hardware  and Brookland Hardware for growing and partnering to continue a long tradition of serving Brookland’s hardware needs. According to the press release (below), a…
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR BROOKLAND

Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in BROOKLAND ARKANSAS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]



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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in BROOKLAND ARKANSAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]




  • The Guardian and a warning to BROOKLAND ARKANSAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

    Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

    It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

    They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

    It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

    My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

    What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

    The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

    A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

    It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

    The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

    In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]








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