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Two tornadoes, lakes overflowing in North Texas


lake levels across North Texas are elevated due to all the rain. Grapevine Lake is currently 17.3 feet above its normal level; Lewisville Lake is up 9.1 feet, Joe Pool Lake is up 9.2 feet; Ray Roberts Lake is up 8.8 feet; and Lavon Lake is 8.3 feet high.

Monte Jean Fedfern Toles


She was born December 13, 1942 in Dallas, Texas to Gregg and Beulah Ratcliff Redfern she married James Toles August 23, 1968 in Dallas. She retired after 20 years of service from Lake Lavon Baptist Encampment where she served as office manager. Left to ...

This week's Dallas city news recap brims with budget talks and flood worries


It's against the law in Texas so the point is moot ...
Management director Rocky Vaz says he does not anticipate an emergency, but lakes Lewisville, Lavon and Ray Roberts are a-brim, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been conducting controlled ...

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home


WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) - Recovery teams are set to resume looking for ...
Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms 44 year old Anissa Lavon Bolden died of blunt force trauma at 10:40am. One woman is dead after a three vehicle pile up on Steam Mill ...

Texas Fishing Report


LAVON: Water stained to muddy ...
Black bass are good on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait. MONTICELLO: Water clear; 71-75 ...

Storm-related high water closes some North Texas parks


According to the Texas Water Development Board’s website, waterdatafortexas.org, Lewisville Lake is more than 7.6 feet above conservation level, the point at which a reservoir is considered full. Ray Roberts is 7.5 feet into the flood pool, Lavon Lake 7 ...

Rising water puts some North Texas lakes on hold for holiday weekend


All over North Texas lake levels are changing rapidly ...
The eight area Army Corps of Engineers lakes — Benbrook, Grapevine, Joe Pool, Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Lavon, Bardwell and Navarro Mills — are in their flood pool, making boating a challenge.

Too Much Water Closes Lake Boat Ramps This Weekend


For boaters in North Texas, the recent rains is too much of a good thing ...
Lake Worth: The City of Fort Worth CLOSED the boat ramps on the evening of May 21, 2015. Lavon Lake: There are OPEN boat ramps at Bratonia Park, Lavonia Park (South), Twin ...

Drought over in Collin County, but officials urge residents to continue keeping water use under control


Lavon Lake is full for the first time since 2012. Jim Chapman Lake is full for the first time since 2010. But though the lakes may be full and the grass may be green, experts urge residents to practice restraint before turning on the hose. The North Texas ...

Readers respond to need for spokesperson


Ben Scholz, B Scholz Farms, Lavon, Texas, a leader in North Texas ag circles, wrote: “Ron & Eric, Just read the SW Press story. Great presentation of what's needed. Keep up the work, for somehow ag needs to figure out how to become a proactive voice for ...

PoC News in America: Memorial Day


This Memorial Day, we are remembering black people that have been murdered by police in 2014 and 2015. #BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName Michael Laray Dozer Oliver jarrod Gregoire George V. King D…

Black people killed by police in 2015


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mooseblogtimes: Black people killed by police in 2015 Bernard...


mooseblogtimes: Black people killed by police in 2015 Bernard Moore 62 Lavall Hall 25 Jonathan Ryan Paul 42 Jamie Croom 31 Terry Garnett Jr. 37 Monique Jenee Deckard 43 Tony Terrell Robinson …

New Revelations in Lavon Affair Raise More Questions Than Answers


New Revelations in Lavon Affair Raise More Questions Than Answers The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael. com/new-revelations-in-la von-affair-raise-more-que stions-then-they-answer/ The Israeli a…

New Revelations in Lavon Affair Raise More Questions Than Answers


New Revelations in Lavon Affair Raise More Questions Than AnswersThe Times of Israelhttp://www.timesofi srael.com/new-revelations -in-lavon-affair-raise-mo re-questions-then-they-an swer/ The Israeli army…

Jay Verze – Conversations ft. Maryland Lavon [MUSIC]


I just returned from a cross country road trip and my inbox is flooded with quality content, which leads us to Jay Verze’s latest offering “Conversations.&rdq uo; The thing about this song is it’s not a very…

Person in the Mirror


Don’t complain there is no love in the world  Don’t complain there is no hope in the world  Don’t complain there is no peace in the world  Complaining will not make any difference  Do something d…

In Memory of...
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Sandra Grow Beierlein October 8, 1956 ~ May 7, 2015  Sandra Grow Beierlein, 58, loving wife, mother and sister, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. She was …

Updated killed by Police in USA


losttoy: Blacks Killed by Police 2015 (as of May 6th) Elton Simpson 30 Texas Alexia Christian 25 Georgia  Jeffery O. Adkins 53 Virginia  Terrance Kellom 20 Mississippi Todd Dye 20 Colorado Samuel …

Updated killed by Police in USA


losttoy: Blacks Killed by Police 2015 (as of May 6th) Elton Simpson 30 Texas Alexia Christian 25 Georgia  Jeffery O. Adkins 53 Virginia  Terrance Kellom 20 Mississippi Todd Dye 20 Colorado Samuel …




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR LAVON

Make Your Health Benefits Work for You in LAVON TEXAS

The Department of Labor´s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) administers several important health benefit laws covering employer-based health plans. They govern your basic rights to information about how your health plan works, how to qualify for benefits, and how to make claims for benefits.

In addition, there are specific laws protecting your right to health benefits when you lose coverage or change jobs. EBSA also oversees health care laws covering special medical conditions. For more information on the laws that protect your benefits, see EBSA´s Website. Or call the agency toll free at 1-866-444-3272 to reach a regional office near you. These 10 tips can help make your health benefits work better for you.

1. Explore Your Options for Health Coverage

You have options for health coverage. There are many different types of health benefit plans. Find out what your employer offers, then check out the plan (or plans). Your employer´s human resource office, the health plan administrator, or your union can provide information to help you match your needs and preferences with the available plans. Or consider a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit HealthCare.gov to see the health plan options available in your area. Get information about all of your options and review it. The more information you have, the better your health care decisions will be.

2. Review the Benefits Available

Do the plans offered cover the benefits that are important to you, such as mental health services, well-baby care, vision or dental care? Are there deductibles? What are the out-of-pocket expenses you may face? Determine your needs and priorities. Compare all of your options before you decide which coverage to elect. Matching your needs and those of your family members will result in the best possible benefits. Cheapest may not always be best. Your goal is high quality health benefits.

3. Read Your Plan´s Summary Plan Description (SPD) for the Wealth of Information It Provides

Your health plan administrator should provide a copy. It outlines your benefits and your legal rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Federal law that protects your health benefits. It also should contain information about the coverage of dependents, what services will require a co-payment or coinsurance, and the circumstances under which your employer can change or terminate a health benefits plan. You also can find many of the answers to your questions in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), a short, easy-to-understand summary of what a plan covers and what it costs. You should receive a copy with your enrollment materials. Save the SPD, the SBC, and all other health plan brochures and documents, along with memos or correspondence from your employer relating to health benefits.

4. Use Your Health Coverage

Once your health coverage has started, use it to help cover medical costs for services like going to the doctor, filling prescriptions or getting emergency care. Using your benefits will help you and your family stay healthy and reduce your health care costs. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides many valuable protections for people enrolled in employment-based health plans including prohibiting preexisting condition exclusions and annual and lifetime limits on essential health benefits. What’s more, many plans cover certain preventive services for free, including routine vaccinations, regular well-baby and well-child visits, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol tests, and many cancer screenings. You also can keep your children on your health plan until age 26. Take advantage of your benefits, especially free preventive care if your plan covers it. If you were required to pay cost-sharing for a preventive service, check your Explanation of Benefits and ensure that the provider billed the service properly.

5. Understand Your Plan’s Mental Health and Substance Use Coverage

Many health plans provide coverage for mental health and substance use disorder benefits. If a plan does offer these benefits, the financial requirements (such as co-payments and deductibles) and the quantitative treatment limits (such as visit limits) for the mental health and substance use disorder benefits cannot be more restrictive than the financial requirements or treatment limits applied to medical/surgical benefits. Plans also cannot impose lifetime and annual limits on the dollar amount of mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment. Some plans cover preventive services like screenings for depression and child behavioral assessments for free. Check your SPD and SBC to find out what your plan covers.

6. Look For Wellness Programs

More employers are establishing wellness programs that encourage employees to work out, stop smoking, and generally adopt healthier lifestyles. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the ACA encourage group health plans to adopt wellness programs but also includes protections for employees and dependents from impermissible discrimination based on a health factor. These programs often provide rewards such as cost savings as well as promoting good health. Check your SPD and SBC to see whether your plan offers a wellness program(s). If your plan does, find out what reward is offered and what you need to do to receive it.

7. Know How to File an Appeal if Your Health Benefits Claim is Denied

Understand your plan’s procedures for filing a claim for benefits and where to make appeals of the plan´s decisions. Pay attention to time limits – make sure you timely file claims and appeals and that the plan makes decisions on time. Keep records and copies of correspondence. Check your health benefits package and your SPD to determine who is responsible for handling problems with benefit claims. Contact EBSA for assistance if you are unable to obtain a response to your complaint.

8. Assess Your Benefits Coverage as Your Family Status Changes

Marriage, Porce, childbirth or adoption, the death of a spouse, and aging out of a parent’s health plan are life events that may signal a need to change your health benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible for special enrollment into other employer health coverage or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Even without life-changing events, the information provided by your employer should tell you how you can change benefits or switch plans. If you’re considering special enrollment, act quickly. You have 30 days after the life event to request special enrollment in other employer coverage or 60 days to select a plan in the Marketplace.

9. Be Aware that Changing Jobs and Other Work Events Can Affect Your Health Benefits

If you change employers or lose your job, you may need to find other health coverage. If you have a new job, consider enrolling in your new employer’s plan. Whether starting or losing a job, you may be eligible to special enroll in a spouse’s employer-sponsored plan or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act – better known as COBRA – you, your covered spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible to continue coverage under your former employer-sponsored plan. This coverage is temporary (generally 18 to 36 months) and you may have to pay the entire premium plus a 2 percent administrative charge. Get information on your coverage options and compare. Be aware of the deadlines for deciding on coverage and find out when your new coverage will be effective.

10. Plan For Retirement

Before you retire, find out what health benefits, if any, extend to you and your spouse during your retirement years. Consult with your employer´s human resources office, your union, or the plan administrator. Check your SPD and other plan documents. Make sure there is no conflicting information among these sources about the benefits you will receive or the circumstances under which they can change or be eliminated. With this information in hand, you can make other important choices, like finding out if you are eligible for Medicare and Medigap insurance coverage. If you want to retire before you are eligible for Medicare and your employer does not provide health benefits in retirement, consider what you will do for health coverage. Your options may include enrolling in a spouse’s employer plan or in a Marketplace plan or temporarily continuing your employer coverage by electing COBRA. Planning for retirement includes planning for your health coverage in retirement. To find out more, read Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning.

These Laws Can Help

  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act – Offers protection for inPiduals enrolled in retirement, health, and other benefit plans sponsored by private-sector employers, and provides rights to information and a claims and appeals process for participants to get benefits from their plans.
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Creates the Health Insurance Marketplace and provides protections for employment-based health coverage, including extending dependent coverage of children to age 26; prohibiting preexisting condition exclusions and prohibiting lifetime and annual limits on essential health benefits.
  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act – Contains provisions giving certain former employees, retirees, spouses, and dependent children the right to purchase temporary continuation of group health plan coverage at group rates in specific instances.
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – Allows employees, their spouses and their dependents to enroll in employer-provided health coverage regardless of open enrollment periods if they lose coverage or in the event of marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Also prohibits discrimination in health care coverage.
  • The Women´s Health and Cancer Rights Act – Offers protections for breast cancer patients who elect breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy.
  • The Newborns´ and Mothers´ Health Protection Act – Provides rules on minimum coverage for hospital lengths of stay following childbirth.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act – Prohibits discrimination in group health plan premiums based on genetic information. Also, generally prohibits group health plans from requesting genetic information or requiring genetic tests.
  • The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Mental Health Parity Act – Requires parity in financial requirements and treatment limitations for mental health and substance use benefits with those for medical and surgical benefits.
  • The Children´s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act – Allows special enrollment in a group health plan if an employee or dependents lose coverage under CHIP or Medicaid or are eligible for premium assistance under those programs.

For More Information

Visit the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Website to view the following publications. To order copies or to request assistance from a benefits advisor, contact EBSA electronically or call toll free 1-866-444-3272.

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in LAVON TEXAS ?

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]




Campaign in LAVON TEXAS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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