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Track: Shiloh Christian's Goode, Prairie Grove's Walker sprint to a draw


Team Scores — 1. Gentry 158; 2. (tie) Prairie Grove and Berryville 98; 4. Shiloh Christian 86; 5. Pea Ridge 75; 6. Gravette 74; 7. Lincoln 36; 8. Huntsville 19 100 — 1. Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian, 10.86; 2. Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove, 11.04 ...

Changing behavior


In Arkansas, there currently are more than 18,000 state inmates ...
In the House, the bill passed 79-5, with the following voting against it: Kim Hendren, R-Gravette; Fredrick Love, D-Little Rock; Stephen Magie, D-Conway; Mark McElroy, D-Tillar; and ...

Private-option panel is urged to skip rehash


LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas legislative task force studying the state's Medicaid program for changes to recommend to the governor will fail if "we spend the next six or seven months re-litigating the private option," task force co-Chairman Sen. Jim Hendren ...

Margaret “Louise” Herring


Margaret “Louise” Herring, 79, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Gravette, Arkansas. Born August 12, 1935 in Palmyra, IL, she was the daughter of Ray and Pearl (Pearson) Vance. On December 23, 1950 she married Harold R.

Boy With Rare Illness Has New Lease on Life


A Gravette boy with a rare illness has surgery and is healthy, leaving his family overjoyed. GRAVETTE, AR -- An Arkansas boy with a rare illness has a new lease on life. Zane Johnson is like any other young boy. He likes to play video games and ...

Home opener features Arkansas' Gravette


Jay revives a fan favorite when Gravette comes to town Friday night for the Bulldogs’ first home game. Gravette, an Arkansas school, is also in its third week and is coming off a big win against Mayflower. In its 48-24 win, Garber outgunned the brilliant ...

Parts of Bella Vista bypass construction stalled


Part of the bypass runs through the city of Gravette, Arkansas. Gravette's mayor, Byron Warren, said they are adding more businesses to their downtown area and hope the potential traffic that passes through will help boost their economy. "It just puts it ...

Gravette School District Discussing New Funding


GRAVETTE, AR -- Voters in the Gravette School District will soon decide whether they want to help fund a new school in September. GRAVETTE, AR -- Voters in the Gravette School District will soon decide whether they want to help fund a new school in September.

Schools in Gravette, Arkansas on lockdown following a shooting


KARK news reports that all schools in Gravette, Arkansas are on lockdown as of 2:16 p.m. today, May 14, 2013. This is a precautionary measure being taken by the school system due to a shooting that occurred near one of the schools. Parents are advised to ...

Gravette, Arkansas Vacation Rentals


Gravette, Arkansas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Gravette, AR, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! #ThankaTeacher


In addition to National Small Business Week, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated in schools nationwide this week. Many PTAs in Alexandria, Virginia are busy making sure school staff gets recognize…

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Unsere Top 5 Deck Designs – April


So abwechslungsreich wie sich das Wetter im April zeigt, so verschieden kommen unsere Top 5 Deck Designs für diesen Monat daher. Von “schick und schlicht” bis “abgefahren und gruselig” – bei diesem Qu…

Technologie of stone cutting. Lower Paleolithic time. Ravne Culture. 20000-35000 years old.


Part 1. Age of Ravne stone. Published sources 1.Archeological Journal of paleolithic research in Northern Bosnia. Banja Luka, 2014. 2. Jean Clottes. Cave Art. Phaidon. 3. Archeology. Moscow State Un…

Private-option panel is urged to skip rehash


An Arkansas legislative task force studying the state’s Medicaid program for changes to recommend to the governor will fail if “we spend the next six or seven months re-litigating the private option,”…

Renaissance Faire Of The Ozarks Attracts Hundreds


FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The fifth annual Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks was held at the Washington County Fairgrounds this weekend (April 18-19). The event attract hundreds of locals and out-of-towners…

TAQIYA {LYING AND DECEPTION}IS OK TO FURTHER THE CAUSE OF ISLAM


Patriots,ARE YOU READY FOR “PURIM 2015”If “YES,” Make this post VIRAL!A.) There are now Muslims in Gravette, Arkansas. It is only a matter of time until they make themselves known and dangerous.http:/…< /li>

Top Direct Selling CEO In The World in 2014 Full list


Alliance In Motion – Ed Cabantog (13%, 11,572 Votes) Isagenix – Jim Coover (13%, 11,302 Votes) 4Life Research – Steve Tew (7%, 6,194 Votes) Herbalife – Michael O. Johnson (5%, 4,150 Votes) Jam…

Le-Vel ships over 30,000 orders in one day!


CEOs Jason Camper & Paul Gravette at the warehouse today documenting the largest auto-ship day in the history of the company… over 30,000 orders in one day! Are you ready to THRIVE with us?? Visit…

Well-Known Activist To Speak In Northwest Arkansas


BENTONVILLE (KFSM)– A well-known activist will be in Northwest Arkansas today, talking with both college students and a group of seventh graders. Mary Beth Tinker, who was involved in the landmark 19…




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Get a Homeland Security Job in GRAVETTE 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.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    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.

Tips

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.

LEARN MORE

Last Published Date: December 16, 2014

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Fighting against human trafficking in GRAVETTE 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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GRAVETTE ARKANSAS: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.


2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).

 


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.

 


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.

 


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.

 


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.

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