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Sheffer-Gullion, Jeanette

St. Louis, MO 63108. Member: First Christian Church of Neoga and Eagles Club of Mattoon. Survivors: son, James David Myers, Mattoon; daughters, Julie Perry, Mattoon; Jacqueline Statzer, Sherman; stepsons, Tim Sheffer, Florissant, Mo.; Michael Sheffer ...

Lenzel Lukefahr

Missouri; three brothers, LeRoy and Junior Lukefahr of Leopold and Jim Lukefahr of Newton, Iowa; a sister, Viola Blog of Florissant, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jason (Candy) Greer, Stacie (Matt) Hinkle, Adam (Amy) Lukefahr, Whittney Lukefahr and Justin ...

Food Truck Monday on the Walk in Ferguson

This festive event will take place at 501 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson MO. On the 3 rd Monday of each month from April through October a variety of trucks will serve up a wide range of cuisines. This month’s participating trucks include: Que Sazon ...

Missouri S&T students named Knights of St. Pat

Missouri, representing Residence Hall Association Stanley Brown, a senior in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Springfield, Illinois, representing Student Council Ryan Carpenter, a senior in business and management systems from Florissant ...

North County woman indicted on tax charges

FLORISSANT, MO (KMOV.com) – A Florissant woman appeared in federal court Wednesday for allegedly filing false tax returns. Staci A. Martin, 36, is accused of filing false tax returns for the 2008 and 2009 tax years. If convicted, each count of the ...

College Costs Soar, But Can You Afford Not To Go?

"My sister has loans. And I see how much of a burden it puts on my mom when that bill comes in the mail," said Searcy, a high school senior from Florissant, Missouri, who got accepted to Vanderbilt, Washington University in St. Louis, and a handful of ...

Brooke Lucas: Dancing Queen, almost 17

She is currently a student at DK Dance Productions in Florissant, Missouri. She has danced there for nine years under the tutelage of her cousin and godmother, Darci Ward. She currently dances about 15 hours a week. Brooke Lucas was also accepted to the ...

Thai Festival in Florissant

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-You can hear a musical lesson on Thai heritage with traditional long drum dancing. This ceremonial drumming is also accompanied by a parade for the New Year, or “Songkran”, Festival. A ceremonial table with the Buddha also holds ...

Jean Peek

Missouri, and Stephanie Stephens of Florissant, Missouri; and a nephew, Richard Stephens of Cedar Hill, Missouri. A graveside funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport with Pastor Brett Cieslack officiating. Boultinghouse Funeral ...

Police Investigate Noose Found in Tree

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) – Police in north St. Louis County are investigating after a noose was found hanging from a tree near a high school. KMOV-TV reports that the noose was discovered Wednesday near North Tech High School in the Florissant area.

Carpenter Florissant (MO) – Florissant Carpenters

Carpenter Florissant (MO) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Florissant (MO). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Florissant, Missouri work with, builds and fixes items and struct…

Indianapolis City-County Council Candidate Reports $3,000 In Campaign Contributions From Church Groups

Churches and religious organizations are generally prohibited from engaging in political activity in order to maintain their 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Advance Indiana was surprised to see $3,000 in…

Estate Taxes in the Spotlight

I am reprinting this article because, at this time, the United States Congress is discussing eliminating estate tax. Modifying or eliminating the estate tax would release the stranglehold this unfair …

Thai Festival in Florissant

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-You can hear a musical lesson on Thai heritage with traditional long drum dancing.  This ceremonial drumming is also accompanied by a parade for the New Year, or “Songkran”, Festi…

Chapter 10: Travel from St. Louis, Missouri, to Leavenworth, Kansas, April 10 – 22

In 1833 Wied wrote that it was his intention to travel to the western areas of the interior of North America. St. Louis was a good place to start this journey. At first he wasn’t sure if it were bette…

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Police Investigate Noose Found in Tree

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) – Police in north St. Louis County are investigating after a noose was found hanging from a tree near a high school. KMOV-TV reports that the noose was discovered Wednesday near …

Evacuations Near Florissant In Teller County Lifted Following Grass Fire

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Evacuations have been lifted in Teller County west of Colorado Springs after of a fast moving grass fire threatened some homes. Residents in the Highland Meadows subdivi…

Grass fire burning near Florissant; evacuation notices issued

FLORISSANT, Colo. — A grass fire is burning near Florissant in Teller County. The Teller County Sheriff’s Office said the fire is about 100 acres as of 6:15 p.m., and is not contained. The fire is sp…

Carpenter Florissant (MO) – Florissant Carpenters

Carpenter Florissant (MO) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Florissant (MO). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Florissant, Missouri work with, builds and fixes items and struct…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in FLORISSANT MISSOURI

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in FLORISSANT MISSOURI?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]

The Guardian and a warning to FLORISSANT MISSOURI: 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 [27]


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