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The arts are in his blood

“My dad's doctor recommended he move to Arkansas after he conducted a study as to where ...
“My first church was in Holly Grove, then we moved to Crossett and Kathleen got the calling of God and began seminary in Austin, Texas, and graduated in 1995 ...

Prugh Funeral Service

Military Rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Crossett Arkansas on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. A memorial has been established for Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.

Edith Winbury

Mrs. Edith Winbury, 68, of Crossett, Ark., died on Tuesday, March 24. Survivors include one son, one daughter, three brothers, one sister, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services are ...

Dr. Robert R. Cole Succumbs

In August of 1962 Robert married the beautiful and charming Miss Lois Jean Matheney of Crossett, Arkansas. They were married for more than fifty years. During this period the Lord has blessed them with two wonderful children; Patrick Bernard and Sheri Lynn.

Obituaries Published March 25

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Home for Children, P. O. Box 427, Monticello, Arkansas 71657 or to Gideons International, P. O. Box 82, Crossett, AR 71635. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones ...

Moody : assigns Aa2 enhanced rating and stable outlook to Crossett School District No. 52's (AR) Bonds (Rating Action)

Release date- 19032015 - Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa2 enhanced rating and stable outlook to Crossett School District No. 52's (AR) outstanding Bonds. The Aa2 enhanced ratings and stable outlooks are based on the Arkansas Pre-Default School ...

Arkansas effort to end Common Core-linked test fails

Committee Chair Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock, presides over a meeting of the Senate Education Committee at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Sen. Eddie Cheatham, D-Crossett, questions a witness during a ...

SAU Engineering Chair receives $265,000 grant

Arkansas; and Cullen Shaffer, a senior Biology major from Crossett, Arkansas. Bachri and his students will spend the summer running a series of experiments at UAMS Division of Radiation Health. To experiment with protons and heavy elements, the team will ...

Tray Scott Hired As Defensive Line Coach

He helped Arkansas Tech to a 24-8 record from 2004-06, including a 10-2 overall mark and a national playoff appearance in 2004. Scott prepped at Crossett High School in his hometown of Crossett, Ark. Scott earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from ...

Crossett Names New Superintendent

The Crossett School District has a new Superintendent. Crossett, Arkansas-- The Crossett School District has a new Superintendent. Gary Williams of East Poinsett County School District was selected last week to take over on July 1st. Williams will replace ...

20 First Facts

20 First Facts: (The ones in quotes are from a 1934 article written by Mr. Crossett, the editor of The Herald. The others have been gleaned from various articles.)   “The Caddo Herald is in its forty-…


REVIEW OF "BEST FOOT FORWARD" BY LARRY CROSSETTHUMORIST LARRY CROSSETT's  BOOK #1I think we have found our own Midwestern 21stcentury “Mark Twain” – right here in Mason City, Illinois, in the form of …

Let’s be Honest…

If you read my last post, you’ll know I am following a Low FODMAP elimination plan, to try and combat my digestive issues. So first, I must be honest, I’ve skirted around the issue for months, years …

Day 65-Day off, Day 66 – Crossett

vanessaruns: I can’t believe we’re almost done with another state! I spent last night doing a massive restructuring of the website: http://www.runwithusameri It had been a bit of an eyesore a…

Day 65-Day off, Day 66 – Crossett

Day off-   We woke to rain but all I wanted to do today was chill and lie around, I have been a bit sore in a few different spots and just wanted to relax today. The Wall family who we are staying wit…

Tardy Tardy!

Wow, it’s been over two months since my last post! It has sure been a busy few months for me. I started a new job in mid January, working in the education field at a local college and I’ve bee busy b…

Fast Local Classifieds In North Crossett, AR Here! by John Abbott | March 15, 2015 at 06:02PM

Video Title: Fast Local Classifieds In North Crossett, AR Here! This video has upload by John Abbott Date: March 15, 2015 at 06:02PM Original Source (Youtube video ID xz5hWNKIp-4) Fast Local Classi…

Audit shows 74-year-old woman who served as accountant for orthodontist stole more than $680K

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — A 74-year-old Racine woman is charged, accused of stealing more than $680,000 from a client for whom she served as an accountant. Joyce Sakach Joyce Sakach faces the following…

A Life in Writing: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Although the title of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas suggests the story focuses on Alice herself, the book is actually centered on the events of Gertrude Stein’s life, as perceived through Alice…

America’s Favorite Billionaires

The Koch Brothers Exposed Robert Greenwald (2014) Film Review The Koch Brothers Exposed examines the myriad of ways America’s favorite billionaires are using their inherited wealth to make themselv…


Get a Homeland Security Job in CROSSETT ARKANSAS

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

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  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
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    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

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  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


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Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in CROSSETT 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]

The Guardian and a warning to CROSSETT 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.

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