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He also chipped in two assists, a team-high three steals and a rebound. • Redshirt senior guard Javarez Willis (Homer, La.) knocked down a game-high three treys to finish with nine points. He also grabbed two rebounds. • Sophomore forward Antonio ...

Willie J. Smith


Brady St., Davenport, IA 52806. Online condolences may be made at www.rungemortuary.com. Willie was born on Sept. 30, 1946, in Homer, La., the son of Elijah and Beatrice Louise (Smith) Smith. He moved to Rock Island in 1956 and attended school, graduating ...

Melvin Homer "Mike" Garrison


Melvin Homer “Mike” Garrison, 88 ...
He is also survived by his brother, Butch Garrison of Hemphill; sister, Susie Phillips of Sulphur, Louisiana; nephew, Buster Snelson of Mauriceville and sister-in-law, Christie Breaux of Orange.

Update: Natchitoches child killer set free overnight


Louisiana corrections confirms convicted child killer Philip Deselle was released from the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer. Deselle left the prison sometime in the early hours Thursday morning. Deselle has 48 hours to report to his parole officer ...

"HOMER — Leo Smith is 68, is nationally known for his incredible woodcarvings, is eagerly entering ...
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Confessed killer Phillip DeSelle released from prison


HOMER, LA (KSLA) - The confessed killer of an 11-year-old Natchitoches girl has been released from prison after serving less than half of his 50-year sentence. Averie Evans disappeared while selling candy door-to-door for a school fundraiser on November 5 ...

Self-Confessed Child Killer To Be Set Free As A Result Of ‘Good Time’ Loophole


On Thursday, January 22 nd, Phillip DeSelle will walk out of the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, a free man. In 1991, DeSelle confessed to abducting an 11 year-old girl that came to his door selling school candy. He admitted to killing ...

Justice for Averie advocate organizes DeSelle awareness rally


Phillip DeSelle will be released from a state prison in Homer, La after the required percentage of his sentence has been served for killing 11-year-old Averie Grace Evans. Today supporters of justice gathered in Turkey Creek to inform and educate people in ...

Unrepentant child killer to be freed next week


(Photo: The (Shreveport, La.) Times files) He'll be on supervised parole through July 30, 2040, according to Pam Laborde, the department's communications director. His early release from a state prison in Homer, La., after 24 years of a 40-year sentence ...

Homer’s Casey Farrell shines with national jewelry award


For local Homer High School graduate ...
Farrell has been bestowed the bronze Stuller Award for Excellence given by Stuller, Inc., of Louisiana for her work at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. “Our instructors nominate us for the best work ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR HOMER

Health insurance on HOMER

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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Avoiding job scams in HOMER

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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In HOMER: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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