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With few exceptions, most South Arkansas towns are losing population -- Magnolia at 11,489

The U.S. Census Bureau has recently released 2014 population estimates for South Arkansas cities and towns, which document the region’s decline in residency. County-by-county figures were released last month but did not include numbers for cities and towns.

Local students win honors, receive degrees

of Citrus Valley High School has been selected to receive the Blue and Gold Scholarship from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. This scholarship includes $3,300 per semester and has a four-year value of $26,400. CAMPBELLSVILLE: Jordan ...

Graduate of Distinction: Tommy Smith of Ave Maria's Donahue Academy

That is reflected in everything he does," Graham added. The Smith family, consisting of five boys aged 18, 17, 10, 7 and 14 months, moved from Magnolia, Arkansas, to Ave Maria six years ago, when Tommy's father was offered a job as an Ave Maria University ...

Computer Troubleshooters Announces Bryan Windham as 2015 Franchisee of the Year

With offices in El Dorado and Magnolia, he and his busy staff are the premier managed services provider in the South Arkansas region. Windham and his family have lived in the South Arkansas region for over 30 years. Bryan Windham can be contacted at ...

Hawk Rescued From Truck Grille After 5-Hour Ride

MAGNOLIA, AR - A red-tailed hawk was rescued from the grille of a Ford F-150 truck Tuesday afternoon at the Reynolds Center parking lot at Southern Arkansas University by Arkansas Game and Fish. The driver of the truck said the hawk flew in front of him ...

BREAKING -- Four new principals announced

and his Masters in Education Supervision and Administration from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas, in December 2008. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Hawk Rescued from Truck in SAU Parking Lot

hawk from the grille of a Ford F-150 truck Tuesday afternoon at the Reynolds Center parking lot at Southern Arkansas University. MAGNOLIA, AR (Press Release) --Arkansas Game and Fish biologist Jeff Lawson rescues a red-tailed hawk from the grille of a ...

Magnolia Homeless Shelter Benefits from SAU Group’s Efforts

Through SAU’s Rankin College of Business’ Enactus organization, students raised money to purchase a complete desktop computer, a new playground for the children, and money towards a new ice machine for the Southern Christian Mission MAGNOLIA ...

Help needed: Shocking conditions revealed Magnolia, AR municipal animal shelter

Today the mayor of Magnolia, Arkansas is pleading for help and apologizing for a shocking situation revealed in the City's municipal animal control facility. The pictures and video of the dogs found at the shelter tell this story. It's something you have ...

Magnolia Blossom Festival wraps up in Magnolia, Arkansas

The Magnolia Blossom Festival and Championship Steak Cook-off was held Saturday in downtown Magnolia, Arkansas. Cooks from across the Ark-La-Tex attempted to grill their way to the top spot. Several festival attendees say the event gets bigger and better ...

Just Magnolia Blooms

Just magnolia blooms to share from our tree today. . . Blooming in all their majestic glory! Happy Friday :) Thank you for your visit! Filed under: Flowers Tagged: Magnolia blooms, Magnolia Grandiflor…

Happy Day - FFFC #140 'Fun in the Sun'

Hello.  Happy Friday! We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Nikki is our hostess and the theme is 'Fun in the Sun.'  Sponsoring us for this challenge …

Cobie Smulders Magnolia Pictures’ “Results” premiere in NYC May 27, 2015 [mq]

Cobie Smulders – Magnolia Pictures’ “Results” premiere in NYC – May 27, 2015 [mq]

Dropping A Note To Say ...
- Magnolia-licious 'Pretty in Pink'

Hello.  Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's time for the start of a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Pretty in Pink.'  To get complete details of the challenge and …

Tuesday Challenge - Pretty in Pink

Hello, Magnolia Friends!We have a new challenge for you this weekand our theme is...
"Pretty in Pink" ************************* ** We would love to hear from you so leave a commenton the challenge bl…

Today in Grateful Dead History: May 20, 1973 – Campus Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

1973 is the year that keeps on giving, with massive, high-quality shows that tend to blend together since everything is just so jammed out and well-played.  This daytime concert from the University of…

My Golden Days Rights Bought by Magnolia Pictures

EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk was covering Cannes live when Magnolia Pictures announced that it was acquiring all U.S. rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days (“Trois Souvenir…

Ch 93 Marvelous Magnolia Pearls and Lace

Hello Marvelous Magnolia fans from all over the globe...
.. Welcome to the We are always so delighted when you drop by to have a look around, but would love it even more if you would join in on the fu…

Magnolia-licious Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Hello, Magnolia Friends! In anticipation of Spring the Magnolia-licious DT are celebrating with a Project only “no cards”Blog Hop Challenge! Our theme for the Hop is… "Happy Birthday!" **************…

Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs and Ramps in Puff Pastry #SundaySupper

The perfect lazy morning needs the perfect breakfast in bed, cook up Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs and Ramps in Puff Pastry, grab the paper and enjoy the morning.  Happy mother’s day to all the moms o…


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in MAGNOLIA ARKANSAS

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



The situation of health coverage in in MAGNOLIA ARKANSAS

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 


Victms of discrimination in MAGNOLIA ARKANSAS

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011),; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011),

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities,

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC),, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



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