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Halftime Boxscore: Arkansas vs. Kentucky


Top 25 1. Ballard (26-2) 2. Trinity (21-5) 3. Newport Central Catholic (26-3) 4. Knott County Central (25-2) 5. Taylor County (23-4) 6. Henderson County (25-3) 7. Hopkinsville (21-5) 8. Warren Central (20-7) 9. Wayne County (21-5) 10. Mason

Art festival helps shine new light on Newport


the executive director of the Arkansas Arts Council. "Newport has had amazing success with their shows over a short period of time," she said. "It's creating a ripple effect. "Hot Springs and Eureka Springs are branded as 'art towns,' but we're seeing a ...

Allen named Journal publisher


Allen began his duties Feb. 5 and will oversee operations for the Stuttgart Daily Leader; the Siftings Herald in Arkadelphia; the Hope Star; the Gurdon Times; the Nevada County Picayune-Times; the Newport Independent ...
to relocate to Arkansas from ...

Jonesboro man pleads guilty in connection to Newport man's 2013 shooting death


NEWPORT, Arkansas — A 22-year-old Jonesboro man has pleaded guilty in the 2013 shooting death of a Newport man. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1aiDGuS) reports Christopher D. Lee pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated robbery in Jackson ...

ACI announces 'third Annual Polar Bear Plunge'


Sponsorship levels include: If you would like to participate in the "Polar Bear Plunge" or be a sponsor, call ACI at 870.523.8488 or mail your sponsorship to P.O. Box 785, Newport, AR 72112. Please make checks payable to Arkansas Center for Independence.

Winter Storm Warning for No. Arkansas Counties Until Early Saturday


A Winter Storm Warning is issued until 6:00 am for these counties in northern Arkansas: Baxter-Cleburne-Fulton-In dependence ...
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Oxford.. .Viola The National Weather Service says light snow and sleet will continue ...

Rickey Harold Johnson was born November 4, 1954, in Newport, Arkansas, and passed away


Rickey Harold Johnson was born November 4, 1954, in Newport, Arkansas, and passed away on February 15, 2015, at the age of 60, in Moore, Oklahoma. Rick was raised and went to school in the area of Newport/Grubbs, Arkansas; and after graduation, served a ...

Community Health Systems : Announces Divestiture of Newport, Arkansas Hospital


FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2015-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that subsidiaries of the Company have completed the sale of their ownership interest in Harris Hospital and related outpatient services to White ...

Analyzing Walmart – The World’s Largest Retailer


Walmart was founded by the Waltons. Co-founder Sam M. Walton opened a franchise Ben Franklin variety store in Newport, Arkansas in 1945. His brother, James L. Walton, opened another store in Versailles, Missouri the following year. Walmart was ...

Obituary for Marilyn McKee Bratton


Marilyn McKee Bratton, 66 of Edgemont, Arkansas, formerly of North Little Rock passed away suddenly February 16, 2015. She was born August 23, 1948 in Newport, Arkansas. Marilyn was retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers. She enjoyed living on the ...

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An afternoon walk around the Wetlands (only in Newport would you have a wildlife area next to a power station)


Spent the afternoon walking more of the coastal path and exploring the Newport wetlands – an interesting place so close, though to be honest we didn’t see many animals.

Brunch at The Beachcomber Cafe in Newport Coast, CA.


Farmers’ Market Frittata at the Beachcomber Cafe. Brunch in itself is already an incredible thing…but brunch on the beach? Could anything seem more relaxing? If your idea of a good time is tasty food…

Slapfish Opens in Newport Beach


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What To Do In Newport, Rhode Island + What To Wear


Happy Wednesday, lovebugs! We’re halfway through the week. How about that for a small win? I cannot wait for this weekend as I’m driving up to Newport, Rhode Island with some girlfriends. We’ll be sta…

Thousands of Squat Lobsters Wash Ashore in Newport Beach


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Thousands of Squat Lobster Wash Ashore in Newport Beach


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Fire Breaks Out on 34-Foot Boat in Newport Beach Area; 1 Injured


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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in NEWPORT ARKANSAS

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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Giving Every Young Person in NEWPORT ARKANSAS a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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Avoiding job scams in NEWPORT ARKANSAS

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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