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Mount Ida has bragging rights as quartz capital

MOUNT IDA -- Yes, there is an official Arkansas State Mineral. As voted by the General Assembly back in 1967, it's the quartz crystal. That designation may sound somewhat less dazzling than the diamond's stature as the official Arkansas State Gem.

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Mount Ida loses beloved teacher

Mount Ida Middle School mourns the loss of one of their favorite ...
remembered how he would have his students pick cotton that she would bring from her father’s farm in eastern Arkansas. “He would hold the stalks and explain how to pick the cotton ...

Royal Man Dies in Accident Near Mt. Ida Saturday

Kenneth Adams, Jr. was killed in the wreck shortly after midnight early Saturday morning. MT. IDA, AR -- A man is dead after a wreck in Montgomery County. 47-year-old Kenneth Adams, Jr. of Royal died in the accident. It happened on Mountain Harbor Road ...

Former Agency Owner Standridge Sentenced in Arkansas

Standridge was the founder of the Steve Standridge Insurance Inc. based in Mount Ida. Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford suspended Standridge’s insurance license in 2010, alleging that he falsified collateral used to purchase another insurance ...

Mount Ida Man Gets 5-Year Prison Term in Fraud Case

Steven Alan Standridge, 58, also received three years of supervised release and victim restitution totaling more than $7 million. HOT SPRINGS, AR - A Mount Ida man has been sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and wire fraud. Steven Alan ...

Where Did Most Snow Fall in Arkansas?

See other snowfall totals below. The NWS says its record books show that on this day in 1880, moderate to heavy snow fell in western and central Arkansas. The 1880 record noted 6 inches at Mount Ida and 9.4 inches in Little Rock. As for the cold ...

Mount Ida man gets 60-month plea deal in fraud scheme

The U.S. attorney's office has announced that Steven Standridge, 57, of Mount Ida had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and ...
And here's some earlier Arkansas Business reporting on the case. Standridge, who owned independent insurance agencies, was charged ...

New TV series filming in Mount Ida

MOUNT IDA, Ark. (KTHV)- A new scripted television series about life as a pro bass fisherman in Arkansas is filming in Mount Ida this week. It will be called "Catch 'Em Lane." "First of all, it's going to be very funny and it's going to be clean ...

Mount Ida, Arkansas Vacation Rentals

Mount Ida, Arkansas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Mount Ida, AR, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

04/25 Links: Israel hits Hezbollah in Syria; Young Arabs: Israel Isn’t Arab World’s Major Problem

04/25 Links: Israel hits Hezbollah in Syria; Young Arabs: Israel Isn’t Arab World’s Major Problem: From Ian: 3 cops struck by car on Mt. of Olives in suspected attack Three Israeli police officers w…

04/25 Links: Israel hits Hezbollah in Syria; Young Arabs: Israel Isn’t Arab World’s Major Problem

From Ian: 3 cops struck by car on Mt. of Olives in suspected attack Three Israeli police officers were injured Saturday evening when struck by a car on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem in what au…

Mount Ida College to host student fashion show

More than 100 Mount Ida College students will put on “Fashion Features 2015” on Saturday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at Royale in downtown Boston. from Google Alert – fashion

Camlet Mount gives DSLR a monitor through smartphone/tablet

While a lot of smartphones and tablets have high enough specs that you can take quality pictures and videos, there are times when a DSLR is still your camera of choice. But we've gotten so used to the…

Runway Alert: Mt. Ida’s Fashion Futures 2015

Hey Ya’ll! It may not be Mercedes Benz Fashion week but for a lot of Fashion Colleges it’s time for the hard working students to put together their fashion show.  Al though I went to rival school, Las…

Mass. College Lax: GNAC Women’s Quarterfinal Roundup

By It was another busy day in the Division III lacrosse world as eight teams competed in four Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) quarterfinals, including a quartet of teams…

Alexandria’s Historic Mount Ida Goes on the Real Estate Market

The 200-year-old dwelling, located in the North Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia was home to descendants of the founder of Alexandria, John Alexander, and an order of nuns. The listing for t…

News: Mount Agung Closed to Climbers

In connection with Karya Ida Bathara Turun Kabeh ceremonies underway at Bali’s sacred Mother Temple of Pura Besekih, trekkers and mountaineers are forbidden to climb Mount Agung until April 28, 2015 i…

Mass. College Lax Notebook: No. 3 Tufts Rolls Past No. 8 Endicott

Tufts’ Cole Bailey recorded nine points this evening, netting five goals and dishing out four assists. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan/ ) By Matt Noonan  Third-ranked Tufts University sc…

Men’s Volleyball Rolls Past Mount Ida

[Source] NEWTON, Mass. – Freshman Sean Mullen (Longwood, Fla.) led with 11 kills and five service aces while hitting .471, as the Wentworth Institute of Technology men’s volleyball team swept Mount Id…


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in MOUNT IDA 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]


The importance of local education funding in MOUNT IDA 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." 


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in MOUNT IDA ARKANSAS

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


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