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LAVACA Eula Irene Fisher, P.O. Box 941 ...
NASHVILLE Jessica Marie Ashley, 155 Chapel Hill Road East, July 28, 2015, Chapter 7. Tamela Berry, 2642 Arkansas 26 West, July 28, 2015, Chapter 13. NEWPORT Johnny Ray and Sharon Kay Baty, 7020 Center Drive ...

Obit Martin


Ruby Jane Martin, 64 of Lavaca, Arkansas entered into rest Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was born November 12, 1950 in St. Charles, Arkansas to the late R.C. Hudson and Frances Scroggins-Hudson. She is survived by two sons; Richard Martin of Madisonville ...

Lavaca Residents Awaken to 'Lake' In Their Yard


LAVACA, AR-- Residents in the small town of Lavaca, got a rude awakening Wednesday morning LAVACA, AR-- Residents in the small town of Lavaca, got a rude awakening Wednesday morning "It was just kind of like sheer chaos," said Lavaca resident Joseph Patrick.

Steffy's Pizza: a River Valley institution


Every small town in Arkansas can point to one business that can be described as the heart of the community. For the town of Lavaca, that is Steffey's Pizza. Steffey's Pizza is Lavaca's most well-known restaurant. It has been around since 1983 and draws ...

Body Found In Arkansas River Near Lavaca


The body of a man was found Thursday morning in the Arkansas River near Lavaca. A tug boat was traveling on the Arkansas River near Arbuckle Island, about 10 miles east of Lavaca, when it came across the body of a man floating near navigational mile-marker ...

Anne Louise 'Meek' Lichti


Anne Louise "Meek" Lichti, a resident of Berryville ...
Robert James and wife Laurel Lichti of Lavaca, AR; one brother, John Meek of Oklahoma; one sister, Merrily Ward of Kingston, AR; six grandchildren, Jessica Mahan, Nathan Mahan, Ashley Engel, Kaitlyn ...

Lenamae "Trip" Foster


Arkansas, and Nathan Dodd and wife, Serena of Lavaca, Arkansas; and nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Michael and Jack Moeller of Georgetown, Kentucky, Drew and Allison Slaton of Amarillo, Texas, James and Julia Slaton of Jasper, Texas, Mason and Macy ...

Lavaca Divided Over Former Teacher’s Sex Charges


“Seems really intelligent and a Christian we thought,” said Heddings. The alleged victims have their own Facebook page called “We Support The Kids/Victims In Lavaca Arkansas.” “I want him to know I know what you did,” said a parent of one of th ...

For Memorial Day Safety, Statistics Aren't on Your Side


One vehicle contained the Johnson family from Lavaca, Arkansas: James, his wife Misty and daughter Shea, who was just 3 years old. According to the CNN report they were on their way to the zoo for some Memorial Day fun. They never made it. The state of ...

Julie Marie Fowler


Julie Marie Fowler, 61, of Lavaca, Arkansas died at 12:45 P.M. Friday, June 10, 2011 at her home. Mrs. Fowler was born February 14, 1950 at White Earth, Minnesota the daughter of Charles and Gloria Bray Newton. Julie was a homemaker and also worked as a LPN.

Carpenter Port Lavaca (TX) – Port Lavaca Carpenters


Carpenter Port Lavaca (TX) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Port Lavaca (TX). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Port Lavaca, Texas work with, builds and fixes items and struct…

Free Fun in Austin for August 1-2


AUSTIN (KXAN)- If you’re making plans for the first weekend in August, here’s what our partners at Free Fun in Austin recommend. Back to School Clothing Swap – Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to noo…
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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in LAVACA 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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The Guardian and a warning to LAVACA 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 [6]



Protect Your Business in LAVACA ARKANSAS from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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