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University of West Alabama commencement


The University of West Alabama conferred undergraduate ...
Montevallo: Perry Dunkling, Kimberlin Johnson, Keith Pardue. Mount Olive: Robert Williamon. Needham: Michael Kimberly. Newbern: Dexter Thornton. Northport: William Baldes, Amber Hall, Scotlan ...

Caughenbaugh to serve as Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall


Looking sharp in his uniform, Allen Caughebaugh, will lead Monday's Memorial Day Parade KnoxPages.com photo by Rebecca Cook This year's parade grand marshall is Allen Caughenbaugh, 91, of Mount Vernon. Al proudly served in the U. S. Army for a total of 30 ...

Interviews to begin for library director’s job


He has a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Katherine Suzanne Blacksmith of Mount Vernon has been a reference librarian since June 2011. She is pursuing a master’s degree in library and ...

Mike Nice T-Shirts In Mount Vernon NY Offers Custom T-Shirts At 50% Discount Of Retail Price


An online T-Shirt retail outlet which also has a store in Mount Vernon NY is pleased to announce consumers and ...
Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani with Sri Lankan Minister of Highways and Investment ...

Solunar Information for Mount Vernon, AL


Just like drivers sometimes use snow to clean their car mirrors in winter, two Exelis Inc. engineers are practicing "snow cleaning'" on a test telescope mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope. For the first time ever, researchers on Earth have been able ...

Al B. Sure Comes Home To Mount Vernon For Documentary Series


MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A familiar face could be seen traversing Mount Vernon streets on Tuesday as native son Al B. Sure came back to his hometown to film segments for a music documentary series. The Grammy-nominated R&B singer was a guest of Mayor Ernest ...

R&B artist Al B. Sure! talks about connection to Mount Vernon


R&B artist Al B. Sure! talks about connection to Mount Vernon Al B. Sure was at a press conference hosted Mount Vernon City hall talking his roots in the city and his documentary "Unsung." (Video by Ricky Flores/The Journal News) Check out this story on ...

E. Allen ‘Al’ Craigo


MOUNT VERNON — E. Allen “Al” Craigo, of Summit Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the son of Frederick Harlan and Mary Beryl (Ripley ...

State Troopers: Pedestrian killed in Mount Vernon, driver charged with manslaughter, DUI


MOUNT VERNON, Alabama -- Alabama State Troopers arrested a man on multiple charges Wednesday after authorities said he struck a pair of pedestrians while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One of the pedestrians died, said Trooper Kevin Cook.

On the historic Mount Vernon grounds, an already weathered piece of history nears ruin


MOUNT VERNON, Alabama--The grounds of what was Searcy Hospital have been many things. The buildings were in almost constant use since 1830: as an arsenal, barracks, prison camp, mental hospital for African Americans, psychiatric facility for all.

Tips On Choosing Reputable Carpet Cleaners In Mount Vernon WA


By Tammie Caldwell Most houses and offices have carpets but the biggest problem is how to keep them clean. Carpet owners do not have time to carry out the cleaning but this is not a worry because p…

What You May Have Not Known When Choosing Carpet Cleaners In Mount Vernon WA


By Tammie Caldwell Most houses and offices have carpets but the biggest problem is how to keep them clean. Carpet owners do not have time to carry out the cleaning but this is not a worry because p…

2015 Senior Alissa: Part Two || Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Portrait Photography


Back in the fall, I met this wonderful girl and her mom. (You can view that session by clicking here) Posing for Alissa came so easily for her and our personalities clicked instantly. I was so flatte…

Three Businesses Damaged In Mount Vernon Fire


MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a stubborn fire has caused significant damage to three businesses that share a downtown Mount Vernon building. KOMO-TV reports the fire started about 6:30 p…

Carpenter Mount Vernon (WA) – Mount Vernon Carpenters


Carpenter Mount Vernon (WA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Mount Vernon (WA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Mount Vernon, Washington work with, builds and fixes items an…

Nicole + Andy + Deakin || Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer


Seeing Deakin again after what feels like forever was incredible! The last time I photographed Deakin, I believe he was 3 months old. I photographed him and his mommy in their home for a very warm, lo…

Kaylee’s Senior Ultimate Session: Part One + Two || Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Portrait Photographer


Working with Kaylee actually started back in February, believe it or not. Kaylee wanted so badly for her location to have snow. So, back in the winter, we did make an attempt but the weather and temps…

Mr + Mrs Reinard || Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer


Our time spent with Kelli and Casey has been amazing. This couple is absolutely genuine in everything they do. For their wedding day, Casey + Kelli specifically decorated and scheduled the day arou…

Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour


Gabriella Hoffman: Check out my review of the Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour up at A Taste of Patriarchy today! Originally posted on A Taste of Patriarchy: Anna Maria and I spent …

Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour


Anna Maria and I spent Saturday evening at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate to attend their annual Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour event. This was a three-night event, which ran from Frida…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR MOUNT VERNON

The situation of health coverage in in MOUNT VERNON ALABAMA

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. 

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in MOUNT VERNON ALABAMA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in MOUNT VERNON ALABAMA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]










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