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Skip Layne to retire from CenturyLink

The territory he manages stretches from Mountain Home across northern Arkansas to Olive Branch, Mississippi, and south through Stuttgart to Dumas, Arkansas. "It's been an honor to work with such a fine group of talented supervisors and technicians over the ...

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James Sims Jr., 49, and Davalyn Wevers, 45, both of North Little Rock. Ted Thompson, 64, of Dumas and Cynthia Pruss, 49, of North Little Rock.

Good as Gold: Easter Seals To Honor Sissy Jones

Sissy Jones is bit of an Arkansas celebrity, but she’s more than a lilting accent ...
brought food and supplies to Hurricane Katrina refugees and loaned generators to Dumas business owners after a tornado destroyed the town in 2009.

Harold Paul Adams

and Joshua Paul Dumas of El Dorado; other relatives and many friends ...
Tom Romine and Jim Weathers. Memorials preferred to Arkansas Children's Hospital. Guests may sign online @www.barkerfuneral.com.

Hillary Clinton's Arkansas friends reveal a woman wanting to win on her own terms

“She’s a much more private person than Bill. She has a very private nature,” said Ernest Dumas, a prominent local journalist and editor of a book of essays called The Clintons of Arkansas. Bobby Roberts, who served as an adviser to Bill Clinton ...

Arkansas State Police Investigating Dumas Homicide

Residents in Dumas say they are in shock after Saturday night's shooting on Peach Street. DUMAS, AR --Residents in Dumas say they are in shock after Saturday night's shooting on Peach Street. "It's very surprising to know that something like this goes on ...

Update: Two Shot in Dumas, One Dead, ASP Make Arrest

A teen is dead, and another hurt in a shooting late Saturday night in Dumas, 20-year-old Todd Thompson is in custody. DUMAS, AR -- 20-year-old Todd Thompson has been arrested in the shooting of two teens in Dumas. Arkansas State Police made the arrest on ...

Developing: Arkansas State Police Investigating Dumas Homicide

17-year-old Jeffery Morgan of Dumas is dead, 18-year-old Kace Nelson is in serious condition. Update: DUMAS, AR --Residents in Dumas say they are in shock after Saturday night's shooting on Peach Street. "It's very surprising to know that something like ...

Dumas Teen Makes Boone & Crockett Book for Fourth Time

Dumas, AR -(Ammoland.com)- On a deer hunt in the Dumas vicinity, someone may remark, “Aw, Eleanor is here. No use in going after that big buck.” Eleanor Henry is 17 and a junior at Dumas High School. Already a veteran deer hunter, she has four Boone ...

UA Football: Gragg Commits To Arkansas

In May when Gragg was still at Pine Bluff High School, Bielema visited Dumas to speak to the Southeast Arkansas Delta Razorback Club. On that night, the second-year head coach mentioned the importance of “shutting the borders” to the state’s top ...

Monte Cristo anon here! Just wanted to say that Dumas was a recommendation from Hugo's Les Mis. So was A Tale of Two Cities. I believe it was goodreads that sorted it out for me, so my expectations were high. And I absolutely agree that storytelling is won

A Tale of Two Cities makes far more sense as a similar read to Les Mis, so if you haven’t read that one yet, definitely do. I’d also throw Oliver Twist in there. Other ideas would be Jude the Obscure …

Husband/Wife Book Reviews: ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ by Alexandre Dumas (March 19th, 2015)

Re-posted from LiveJournal: As you can tell, since my last entry (basically about a year ago already!) in which I reviewed Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and was given the further assignment by my husband …

Visual meditation: 'Solo' by Marlene Dumas

My latest visual meditation for ArtWay focuses on Marlene Dumas' Solo, a crucifixion image which can currently be seen in Dumas' retrospective at Tate Modern entitled The Image as Burden. In this med…

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Tate Modern | 5 February – 10 May 2015 Admission: Standard entry £14.50 The artist’s depictions of the human figure reflect upon love, death, gender, sexuality and the influence of mass media and ce…

Les Trois Mousquetaires par Alexandre Dumas Chapitre three Livre Audio Gratuit Totally free Audio Guide Gratis

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Curios: The Most Popular Authors in the LEC/Heritage canon

I’m beginning a new tradition here at the Imagery; once in a while, I’d like to present some interesting bit of research or trivia to you. Today, I’ll share the top authors who were published most by …

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, at Tate Modern

In every retrospective exhibition of a contemporary artist still living which I have visited, there has come a point where suddenly the art tops being about making good art, and becomes merely a sympt…

Museum Gouda en Haags Gemeentemuseum ruilen werken. In balans?

Dat musea werken ruilen om hun kerncollecties te versterken is een prima uitgangspunt. Geïsoleerde werken kunnen zo in een nieuwe omgeving aan waarde winnen. Kortom, met het principe van ruilen van we…

Alexandre Dumas | La signora delle camelie

I romanzi ambientati a Parigi mi piacciono molto: mi riportano in quelle suggestioni perdute dell’Ottocento e mi fanno rivivere le emozioni del mio bellissimo viaggio nella magnifica capitale francese…

Plagiarism a common ingredient in the wide world of recipes

The day was Wednesday, Feb. 18. The place was a Radio-Canada studio in Montreal. The topic was recipe writing. The tension was palpable. The players were chef Danny St-Pierre and restaurateur and cook…


DUMAS ARKANSAS: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



Tips to Prevent Data Theft in DUMAS 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.


Fighting against human trafficking in DUMAS 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 www.ice.gov/tips, 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.



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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