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HUMMINBIRD: Advanced Mapping Continues

EUFAULA, AL. (March 27, 2015) - LakeMaster just keeps on surveying, expanding coverage, and bringing even more lake maps to your Humminbird fish finders. The latest expansion in the LakeMaster cartography library is the new SouthEast Version 3 and Western ...

Act of Congress musical guests for 50th anniversary Eufaula Pilgrimage

We did a show with them with the Alabama Symphony. We love those guys and are big fans ...
NOTE: For information regarding tickets to see Act of Congress in Eufaula, call 334-687-3793, or visit

The last two men killed in the Civil War

Skinner. Skinner, who had served in the 57th Alabama Infantry (Confederate) earlier in the war, was a member of the 1st Florida U.S. Cavalry. Skinner and a few others were assigned to guard the mail between Montgomery and Eufaula, Alabama in May 1865.


Jacqueline G. Mann, 73, was born on April 8, 1941 in Camden, Alabama and passed away on March 26, 2015 at her home in Eufaula, Alabama. She was the daughter to the late Cecil and Sarah Gaston. Mrs. Mann was preceded in death by her husband of five years ...

Coast Guard backs off closure of aid station for Ga., Ala.

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - The Coast Guard has backed off plans to close a station that helps maintain waterways shared by Georgia and Alabama. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports ( Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard ...

Coast Guard Opts Not to Close Station in Eufaula...

Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions of Alabama intervened and urged the Coast Guard to reconsider ...
and so I applaud the Coast Guard's wise assessment," Bishop said. "This is good news for Eufaula and for the continued commerce that the lake and river ...

Coast Guard will not close Lake Eufaula aid station

The Coast Guard has backed off plans to close a station that helps maintain waterways shared by Georgia and Alabama. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ...
week that the Aid to Navigation station at Lake Eufaula will remain open for now. The station sits near ...

The Alabama State Parks System Welcomes You This Spring Break

One of Alabama’s beautiful state parks is less than an hour drive ...
go rock climbing at DeSoto, or cruise around Eufaula or Wheeler Lakes in a canoe or on a paddleboard. The interpretive programs, guided tours and numerous museums offer families ...

Eufaula Coast Guard Team Will Remain Operational

Roby has received word from Coast Guard Commandant Paul F. Zukunft that the Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) in Eufaula will remain, despite a previous proposal to relocate them. Rep. Roby, Alabama Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, and Georgia ...

Green III, Walter Walker

He was born June 28, 1928, in Eufaula, Alabama, to Walter and Alma (Bailey) Green. Walter graduated from high school in George Town, Georgia. Walter enjoyed playing basketball and the love of the game brought him to meet his future wife. Walter married ...

Nichols Dollar Saver & Country Mart In McAlester 3/25 – 4/1

These matchups are for the Nichols Dollar Saver stores in Checotah, Durant, Eufaula, Holdenville, and Ada and the Nichols Country Mart in McAlester. Nichol’s stores double coupons up to and […] Consu…

Easters Past in Alabama

I plan to do several posts related to holidays and their celebration in Alabama or parts of it. The first was a look at "A Vintage Valentine's Day in Birmingham." Next up is Easter; some historical go…

UFO Sighting in Abbeville, Alabama on March 10th 2014 - My dog alerted me approx. a year ago. We observed a huge floating object traveling in a straight line from W to E Silent in no hurry.

I was at my house watching tv at about 8:30 when my coon hound alerted me. So I walk outside and its calm and quiet. The wind wasn't blowing, crickets were sleeping, I mean Erie kind of quite. So Im l…

The Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace

Our thoughts and best wishes are with the families and friends who have lost a loved one to a work related incident. Please know we are here to offer guidance, resources and advocacy. Feel free to con…


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Carpenter Eufaula (AL) – Eufaula Carpenters

Carpenter Eufaula (AL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Eufaula (AL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Eufaula, Alabama work with, builds and fixes items and structures made …

Cherries, Take Me Away.

My life has been the definition of “train wreck” lately. Nothing devastating or life-changing – no worries. Just a constant onslaught of sicknesses and injuries and roadblocks and traumatic doctor vi…


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1 dead, 2 injured after medical helicopter crashes in eastern Oklahoma woods

EUFAULA, Oklahoma – Authorities say one person is dead and two are injured after an EagleMed medical helicopter crashed in woods in eastern Oklahoma. 1 dead, 2 injured after medical helicopter …

FAA: Medical helicopter crashes in eastern Oklahoma

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a medical helicopter has crashed in eastern Oklahoma with three employees on board. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the helicopter cras…


The situation of health coverage in in EUFAULA ALABAMA

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. 



The importance of local education funding in EUFAULA ALABAMA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


Get a Homeland Security Job in EUFAULA ALABAMA

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.

Next Steps

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

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  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.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



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