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Six Game Home Stand Begins May 26 - May 31


Fans in Batesville and Heber Springs may pick up FREE general admission vouchers ...
Or find a discount coupon at Edwards Food Giant stores in Central Arkansas. After the game kids run the bases thanks to the Museum of Discovery. First pitch 2:10 p.m ...

Harry Scott, former owner of Thompson Industries, dies


Harry Scott Jr., a former resident of Dardanelle and owner of Russellville-based Thompson Industries Inc., died Sunday in Heber Springs, according to a report from Arkansas Business. Cleburne County Coroner Waren Olmstead said Scott, 64, died of natural ...

Heber Springs Parks and Rec director touts teamwork


Stacey Mills became the director of Heber Springs Parks and Recreation in January after serving for 2 1/2 years as groundskeeper supervisor. Mills and his family moved to the city in 2003 from Kansas, where he grew up. Heber Springs Mayor Jimmy Clark said ...

Local Lakes, Campgrounds Flooding Over Holiday Weekend


Ongoing flooding concerns across Arkansas is expected to hamper activities for Memorial Day weekend. Heber Springs, AR - Ongoing flooding concerns across Arkansas is expected to hamper activities for Memorial Day weekend. As Arkansans pack up their boats ...

Where to find safe water for the holiday weekend


Just days away from the start of the holiday weekend, parts of Eden Isle Marina in Heber Springs sit under water. "Because of the flooding down south we can't release anything. The Arkansas River flows to the White River, the White River goes to the ...

Celebrating 25th anniversary


Kent and Darlene (Duvall) Davis of Heber Springs, Arkansas will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, May 24 at an open house from 2-4 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 1800 Bypass Road, Heber Springs, Arkansas. The couple were married July 14 ...

Dollarway's title stripped, Heber wins state


The Heber Springs track and field program was awarded the 4A state ...
said jubilant Panther Coach Dale Cresswell following Monday’s decision by the Arkansas Activities Association. Heber has now won three triple crowns, which is two more than any ...

Motorcycle Accident Near Heber Springs Leaves 1 Dead


57-year-old Shelby Neal of Pangburn died in the accident. HEBER SPRINGS, AR -- A man is dead after a motorcycle accident Saturday. It happened around 2:00 p.m. on State Highway 25, three miles south of Heber Springs. 57-year-old Shelby Neal of Pangburn ...

Heber Springs mayor Jackie McPherson sets 1st District congressional announcement


Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson apparently will ...
shills have already been trying out talking points against him. By way of background: Arkansas Business talked to McPherson about the city's growth and new facilities in 2009. Michael Cook at ...

Heber Springs, Arkansas Vacation Rentals


Heber Springs, 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 Heber Springs, AR, there's surely a great local vacation home ...

Rain totals: See how much rain your area got in last 24 hours


Feeling washed out? Experts say even with the recent downpours, the amount of rain Utah has received isn’t enough to get us out of the drought. Check how much rain the National Weather Service says y…

Heber Springs Trails – Mossy Bluff and Collins Creek


At the top of the Mossy Bluff Trail About six miles from Old Highway 25 Campground is the Greers Ferry Visitor Center.  Feeling a little water-logged, we decided to check it out, hoping to gather inf…

Duke TIP 7th Grade Students


Heber Springs DUKE TIP students pictured at the Duke Awards Ceremony on the campus of UALR in Little Rock.  Pictured on the left is the Johnny Key, Commissioner of Education for Arkansas. We are very…

End of Year Activities


May 15    End of testing celebration, 9:30 old gym     & nbsp;   &n bsp;   &nb sp;    1st Grade Field Trip to Cleburne County Library (afternoon) May 19    Summer Activity Fair 5-7 p.m.     & nbsp;   &n bsp;   &nb sp;   Cleburne County …

5th Grade Field Trip on Tuesday, May 19th


The 5th grade GATE students will travel to Central Baptist in Conway to participate in a Crime Scene Investigation Unit of study.  Adult chaperones are still needed.  Please let me know if you are int…

AGATE Parent Meeting Wednesday, May 20


The last AGATE meeting for this school year will be held on Wednesday, May 20th right after school in the GATE room.  Officers for the next school year will be elected and the location for the GATE tr…

Old Highway 25 Camping – Greers Ferry Lake


Outside of Heber Springs, Arkansas, nestled by the waters of Greers Ferry Lake, lies the Jones Ultimate Campsite at the Old Highway 25 Corps of Engineers Campground.  Located about ten miles north of …

SPORTS STORY >> Panthers, Jackrabbits excel in sprints, field events at meet


By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Cabot Panther boys’ track team turned in an eighth-place finish at the Class 7A state track meet last Thursday at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville. The…

McDonalds Fundraiser for the Quiz Bowl Teams


McDonalds will be hosting a fundraiser for the Quiz Bowl teams Tuesday night, May 12 from 5-8 p.m.  All you have to do is eat at McDonalds in Heber Springs between the hours of 5 and 8 and our teams w…

5th Grade CSI Field Trip to Central Baptist College in Conway


Tuesday, May 19th, the 5th Grade GATE students will travel to Central Baptist College in Conway.  A group of teachers have collaborated with school resource officers and law enforcement officials to c…




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Fighting against human trafficking in HEBER SPRINGS 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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The Guardian and a warning to HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS: 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]



Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]










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