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SWLA boys teams to play second-round games tonight


Eighteen Southwest Louisiana teams will play Tuesday night in the second ...
7 p.m. Tuesday No. 13 Doyle at No. 4 Welsh, 6 p.m. Tuesday No. 11 Rosepine at No. 6 Rapides, 7 p.m. Tuesday No. 2 Lakeview at No. 18 Pickering, 7 p.m. Tuesday No. 16 Lacassine ...

Rosepine, Louisiana Vacation Rentals


Rosepine, Louisiana 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 Rosepine, LA, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Prep Basketball: No. 4 Westlake Rams open playoffs at home today


The Rams opened the season with eight straight wins before suffering their first loss on December 12th 57-56 to Rosepine at the Sam Houston tournament ...
will travel to No. 10 De La Salle (22-5) while No. 26 Jennings will travel to No. 7 Patterson ...

Prep report for Thursday, Feb. 27


Washington-Shreveport (20-7), 7 p.m. No. 29 North Vermilion (16-13) at No. 4 Westlake (22-5), 7 p.m. Class 2A No. 21 St. James (10-19) at No. 12 Catholic-New Iberia (21-6), 7 p.m. No. 22 David Thibodaux (12-12) at No. 11 Rosepine (18-9), 6:30 p.m. No. 17 ...

Study: Pickering High School among top five in Louisiana


PICKERING — Late last year, Pickering High School was recognized as an “A” school by the state of Louisiana, being a part of an overall ...
coming in seventh overall, while Rosepine and Evans were both in the top 20, with Rosepine at No. 13 and ...

Rosepine Historical Society to host pageant


This pageant, to be held April 18 at the Rosepine High School gymnasium, is a preliminary to the Miss Louisiana State Pageant. There will be trophies, crowns and gifts. Queens in each division will receive half of their entry fees paid to the Miss ...

Rosepine employee arrested for theft of town credit card


ROSEPINE, La. (AP) -- Two officials say a Rosepine employee has been arrested for theft of approximately $3,500 The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) Troy Miers was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail after he allegedly used the town's fuel ...

Rosepine employee arrested for theft of approximately $3K, accused of using town credit card


The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) Troy Miers was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail after he allegedly used the town's fuel credit card for personal use. The alleged theft prompted town officials to implement a new policy for the usage of ...

Rosepine sex offender accused of sex with teen girl


A Rosepine sex offender jailed on a probation violation now faces more serious charges after investigators learned that he allegedly met a 16-year-old Texas girl on social media and brought her back to Louisiana for sex, according to a release. Christopher ...

Peabody, Tioga ready for 2nd-round showdown at Emerald Palace


The last time Peabody faced a district tiebreaker, the Warhorses walked away with the District 3-4A title and the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A playoffs. The stakes are even higher this time around. Tw…

David Thobodaux relishing first playoff opportunity


Any school that begins competing in athletics, ultimately hopes to enjoy a great deal of success. David Thibodaux wasn’t any different, as they had hopes of winning games, competing for district titl…

Local eager to get back on diamond


Winter Storm Remus brought snow and more icy precipitation across Northeastern Louisiana on Wednesday and high school baseball and softball teams across the region are feeling the effects as much as a…

Cenla boys basketball teams primed for playoff runs


The dream of playing for a state championship in Lake Charles remains alive and well for 36 Central Louisiana teams. For a trio of Rapides Parish teams this year’s state playoffs are also an opportuni…

LHSAA announces boys basketball playoff pairings


The dream of playing for a state championship in Lake Charles remains alive for three dozen teams from Central Louisiana. A total of 36 area teams earned berths in the state playoffs for boy’s basket…

Lady Rebels cruise through Chalmette in first round


PINEVILLE — Tiffany Edmonson had to stop and think. After spending the last several weeks going through the gauntlet that is District 2-5A girls basketball, the Pineville coach had a difficult time r…

Pickering, Fairview, Pineville eye playoff runs


Nearly 40 teams from across Central Louisiana earned berths Monday into the LHSAA girls basketball playoffs. A total of 37 area programs received berths, with Pickering from Class 2A being the lone t…

Southwood, Airline get playoff slots


Perennial state title contender and District 1-5A champion Southwood, along with Airline, slipped into the LHSAA Class 5A state playoff brackets as the Nos. 32 and 31 seeds respectively as the bracket…

Cenla girls basketball teams learn playoff matchups


Nearly 40 teams from Central Louisiana earned berths on Monday into the LHSAA girls basketball playoffs. A total of 37 teams received berths with Classes 2A and B having nine teams each earning the n…

Rapides outlasts Rosepine in double OT


LECOMPTE – Rapides senior Ashton Washington waited all of his life to make a shot like this. Washington’s game-winning basket and free throw with 2.9 seconds left in double overtime gave the Mustang…




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The Guardian and a warning to ROSEPINE LOUISIANA: 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

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What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

Retirement

Taxes

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds

International

  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]










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