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Friends of the Library Book Shop HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of the Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers a large selection of books at bargain prices.

Hutchinson announces appointments


Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Justice Steve Curry. —Bryan Tilley, Heber Springs, as a special associate justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas, Shelter Mutual Insurance Company v. Michael Goodner. Replaces Justice Josephine Linker Hart.

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses; clerk in Arkansas resigned


Cleburne County is about 60 miles north of Little Rock; its county seat is Heber Springs. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday that clerks have a "duty to follow the law." Representatives from the Association of Arkansas Counties and the Association ...

Clerk resigns over same-sex marriage, sets example for others


Local Arkansas news channels are reporting that a clerk in Cleburne ...
Guffey's Facebook page indicates her formal education was in the Heber Springs area, a resort area of sorts, home to the Greers Ferry Lake and Dam. Her husband's page indicates the ...

New American Legion commander elected


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (American Legion) -- The American Legion Department of Arkansas is pleased to announce the election of Verlon Abram, of American Legion Post #64 in Heber Springs, as the 2015-2016 State Commander of the American Legion for the State ...

Irvin addresses Heber Rotary


The Rotary Club of Heber Springs was happy to welcome their special guest, Senator Missy Thomas Irvin of Mountain View, during their June 2nd meeting. Missy represents District 18 in Arkansas which includes a total of nine counties, and this is her second ...

Red hot engines


Tim New, of Heber Springs, polishes a Rosenbauer pumper truck on display Friday at the 2015 Joint Convention of Arkansas State Firefighters and Arkansas Association of Fire Chiefs. Get started in less than 60 seconds. Pick a plan below to sign up.

Shelby Swift


2015 at the Promise Hospital in Vidalia, Louisiana. Born to Hugh and Martha Mary Spriggs Hackworth in Heber Springs, Arkansas she was a homemaker, former cook and waitress at Pastime Pool Hall. Shelby was a former member of North 10th Street Baptist Church ...

Catholic QB eager to sling it, bring it this fall


Pool B: Little Rock Christian 5-1, Warren 5-1, DeSoto (Miss.) Central 4-1-1, Central Arkansas Christian 4-2, Heber Springs 4-2, Pulaski Academy Blue 3-2-1, Lake Hamilton 2-4, Little Rock Catholic 2-4, Lake Hamilton JV 0-6, Quitman 0-6. POOL PLAY SCORES 11 ...

UCA chooses Heber Springs for CDI program


Heber Springs was selected to host the University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute (CDI) advanced year program in August 2015. Heber Springs was selected through a competitive process of potential communities seeking to work with the CDI.

Cascade Springs


We've been wanting to visit Cascade Springs for years but have never gotten around to it.  Jeremy had a day off from the Wonders build, so he suggested we go up there for some family time today.  So o…

Willow Springs Lake


Sunday, I took my 2009 BMW F650GS out on the road to give her one last chance to behave before I go on my road trip next week. I want to take her on the trip, but so far, she has seemed a bit unwillin…
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR HEBER SPRINGS

There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]



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    The importance of local education funding in HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS

    Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

    In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

    See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

    This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

    President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

    Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


    "The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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  • Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS ?

    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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