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Arkansas public defenders stretched thin


Her office, which includes two full-time attorneys and one part-time attorney, is in Heber Springs, but her jurisdiction stretches all the way to the Missouri state line. "From my office to our most northern county is a two to two-and-a-half-hour drive ...

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100 years ago Jan. 28, 1915 HEBER SPRINGS -- At a regular meeting of the council last night, a contract was awarded a concern in Atlanta, Ga., to make a preliminary survey of the town of Heber Springs and estimate the cost of a complete waterworks and ...

Defense carries Lady Panthers


After dropping five consecutive 2-4A Conference games, the Heber Springs Lady Panthers bounced back by winning their third straight league game on Friday night, utilizing full court pressure backed by stifling zone defense to beat Lonoke 43-35 at the ...

Cleburne Co. Sheriff Richard Swain dies


HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The sheriff of Cleburne County, Richard Swain, has died. Swain, 68, was elected as the Cleburne County Sheriff in November of 2014 and took office Jan. 1. The Sun-Times in Heber Springs reported Sunday, Swain died of natural ...

Heber Springs named Volunteer Community of the Year — again


Ina Brown, second from right, special projects manager for the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, holds the 2014 Volunteer Community of the Year plaque, which was presented Jan. 15 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, at a luncheon during the Arkansas ...

Lawanda E. Knox


She was born on January 8, 1941 in Heber Springs, AR, daughter of the late Willie Jack and Nelsie Jane (Dill) Heigle. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by an infant son, Billy Knox in 1960; sister, Willie May Longfellow and half- brother ...

Kids, impaired Arkansans Enjoy The Hunt of a Lifetime


These five hunters this season were John Paris of Jacksonville, David Miller of Heber Springs, Josh Miller of Heber Springs, Gordon Sasser III of Alma and Jerry Norwood of Hot Springs. The five hunters and their helpers enjoyed lodging and meals at the ...

Jon Abrahamson


Jon Eric Abrahamson, 57, of Heber Springs passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in his home in Heber Springs. He was born Oct. 8, 1957, in Long Beach, Calif., to Jack Gordon and Dianna Joan (Majors) Abrahamson. He was a consultant in the oil field.

Don't smile for the camera: Portraits of 1940s Arkansas that made a reclusive photographer famous after his death


Born into a German immigrant farming family, he was eventually drawn to photography, setting up a studio in his hometown of Heber Springs where he worked obsessively photographing residents. An egotistical recluse, he later changed his name to Disfarmer as ...

Mike Disfarmer: How One Photographer Became Famous After Death


Mike Disfarmer was a commercial photographer working in Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas since the 1910s. He took portraits of residents for pennies in the photo studio where he lived alone until his death in 1959. Twenty years later ...




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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]



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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in HEBER SPRING

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Register now and request your ballots for the year in HEBER SPRING

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 FVAP.gov:

  • 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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If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1

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