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COLLEGE HOOPS: Magnolia grad Jones finds home at Midland University

Jones went from Magnolia to Iowa Central – a junior college in Fort Dodge, Iowa – to continue his playing career. Once his two years were up at Iowa Central, Jones transferred to Midland University to finish out his eligibility. “It’s cold here ...

Where was original Fort Koshkonong?

As had been done in 1983, the archaeologist reviewed a survey map of the fort done by the original Milo Jones, as he remembered it 50 years later in in 1889. Reckner noted that Jones’ observations reveal important details, such as the fort was only three ...

Breakout Pack freshman Jones seeks his prey at wrestling super regional

JaCobi Jones has a mantra that’s carried him to new heights. Who: Adams State University, California Baptist , Central Oklahoma, Chadron State, Colorado Mesa, Colorado Mines, CSU-Pueblo, Fort Hayes State, Nebraska-Kearney, Newman (Kan.), New Mexico ...

Fort Madison edges Chiefs in overtime

From then on it was, ‘Lets go.’ That was fun to see.” Fort Madison led 28-20, but Chris Ailes-Jones sank a three-pointer, and Boyd added a basket to trim the margin to three going into the fourth quarter. Ailes-Jones made another three-pointer to ...

Packed House Shows Up To Support Fort Jackson

"Fort Jackson is a marquee asset for Columbia and a marquee asset for South Carolina," said Boyd Jones, chairman of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the event. Fort Jackson is the military's largest training base, churning out 45,000 ...

Fort Jones man passes away in solo rollover

A Fort Jones man lost his life Thursday in a single vehicle accident on a mountain road. According to a California Highway Patrol press release, Thomas D. Kenyon, 68, of Fort Jones, was driving his pickup truck on Forest Service Road 40N17 Feb. 19 at ...

Fort Polk brigade assumes name of deactivated Fort Drum unit

“We will retain the legacy of 3rd Brigade previously assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y.,” said Col. Guy Jones, the brigade’s commander. The newly named Fort Polk unit, launched in January 2005, will retain its Patriots nickname. Since its ...

Fort Polk brigade takes new name

Guy Jones told the assembled soldiers. The reflagging and additional troops has no effect on the upcoming decision about whether to keep the brigade based at Fort Polk, Army officials and local stakeholders have stressed. Army officials are considering ...

Louisville campus police: Jones threatened to 'smack' woman

A University of Louisville police report states former Cardinals guard Chris Jones sent a woman a text last Tuesday threatening to "smack" her, hours later he was suspended from the team. Jones, 23, was reinstated earlier this week following the one-game ...

Two Generations of Women Prosperous in Fort Worth

When times got tough for Fort Worth business owner Alyce Jones, help was always near. Jones, a Fort Worth native, loves eyeglasses and opened Adair Eyewear 35 years ago. "Some of the glasses I have are from Denmark, France [and] Italy," said Jones.

If You Ask Me…The Most Romantic Movie Quotes Of All Time

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love, chocolate and naked babies are everywhere. What better way to get into the holiday spirit then to celebrate some of the greatest movie quotes that consiste…

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents the “Battle of the Belts” March 13th in Arizona

Billy “Bronco” Wright, born in Morenci, Arizona, and now fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, will defend several titles against challenger Gilberto Matheus “Magico” Domingos, from Sao Paolo, Brazil in …


Register now and request your ballots for the year in FORT JONES

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in FORT JONES ?

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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