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Sharon Y. Bagwell and John T. Tuthill

Mr. And Mrs. Alan Tuthill of Lake Placid, New York and New Smyrna Beach, Florida announce the engagement of their son John Thacher Tuthill to Sharon Yvonne Bagwell daughter of Mark Alan Bagwell and the late Laura Lee Bagwell of Roscommon, Michigan.

Edgewater girl, 17, dies in crash on I-95 in New Smyrna Beach, FHP says

according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Brianna Nelson, 17, died when her Suzuki Forenza veered off the road, overturned and then hit a tree on I-95 at mile marker 251 in New Smyrna Beach just before 1 a.m. Nelson was pronounced dead at the ...

Joseph Clyde Richards, 74, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Joseph Clyde Richards, owner/operator of Clyde Richards Excavating, died at his home in New Smyrna Beach, FL from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Richards was born on Jan. 5, 1941 in T.B., MD to Margaret and Clinton Richards. He was the ...

New Smyrna Beach seeks funds for less traffic, more trails

The Florida Department of Transportation is performing a study on whether the signals are warranted and is expected to complete the report by mid-April, said Michelle Updike, New Smyrna Beach’s capital projects manager. “We don’t want to jeopardize ...

New Smyrna Beach, FL, US

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Daytona Beach/New Smyrna Beach area Beaches

Discover 23 miles of sandy beaches on Florida's central Atlantic coast. Beaches and parks are listed geographically from north to south. The Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach area offer 23 miles of sandy beaches on Florida’s central Atlantic coast ...

Easy Florida beach towns: Vero Beach

MORE EASY FLORIDA BEACH TOWNS: New Smyrna and Ponce Inlet The beach in front of the plaza is very good, but can get crowded. Don't worry; there's plenty of room to spread out. Florida does not allow private property owners to acquire title to the beach itself.

New Smyrna Beach cops: Elderly woman found beaten to death in home; search under way for victim's car

New Smyrna Beach cops ask that anyone who spots a 2006 beige or tan Nissan Altima with Florida tag 803-MBW to please contact Central Dispatch at 386-424-2000 and advise on the whereabouts. The car belongs to the deceased woman. Crime Stoppers Reward ...

Grandson sought in slaying of New Smyrna woman

"A crime scene has been established and an investigation is underway by the New Smyrna Beach Police Department in conjunction ...
a 2006 beige or tan Nissan Altima with Florida tag number 803MBW. Anyone who spots this vehicle or Campbell is asked to ...

New Smyrna Beach slaying victim's car found; Grandson named person of interest

The car of a woman found dead inside her New Smyrna Beach home has been found in Daytona Beach Thursday. Darlene Robertson's grandson has been named a person of interest in the case, authorities said. Officials said they are investigating Robertson's death ...

Easter Kid Fest at Pub 44 in New Smyrna Beach (2015)

Venetian Bay – New Smyrna Beach’s Premier Golf Course Community!

Venetian Bay | http://www.sarahcaudill.c om Venetian Bay Portofino | Johnson Group Built | http://www.sarahcaudill.c om Venetian Bay is New Smyrna Beach’s most preferred golf course community.  This c…

Carpenter New Smyrna Beach (FL) – New Smyrna Beach Carpenters

Carpenter New Smyrna Beach (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in New Smyrna Beach (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in New Smyrna Beach, Florida work with, builds and fixes…

Free yard sale in New Smryna Beach (2015)

Investigators: Worker installing metal roofing shocked in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A 35-year-old worker is in critical condition after being shocked while installing pieces of metal roofing at a business in …

Investigators: Worker installing metal roofing shocked in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A 35-year-old worker is in critical condition after being shocked while installing pieces of metal roofing at a business in …

Where is New Smyrna Beach in the Current Real Estate Cycle?

New Smyrna Beach’s Minorca Condos With the volume of single family home sales up 17.9% in February 2015 and condo sales up 15.6% compared to February 2014, it is easy to see that the real estate scen…

New Smyrna Beach

As I explore Orlando local spots, I found the locals spend their sunny weekends at New Smyrna Beach. NSB, as the the bumper stickers fondly refer to the beach getaway, is less kitschy than the likes o…

On The Road: Florida’s northeastern coast – Jacksonville, St. Augustine & New Smyrna Beach

There are many great places to travel in Florida – from Tampa to Miami and the Keys, the Sunshine State has plenty of unique and beautiful areas to visit. While I’ve been on several trips to Florida i…

St. Patrick’s Day Events 2015 New Smyrna Beach Florida

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day parties in New Smyrna Beach? Here’s a list of events we are aware of. If you know of others, feel...


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA

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



The Guardian and a warning to NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA: 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.

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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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