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Travis Raveling


MELVIN, Iowa | Travis Raveling, 35, of Melvin died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at American Lutheran Church in Melvin. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Baker ...

S-O's Lindberg and Pham headed to all-state for speech


SIBLEY, Iowa — Two seniors will head to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s All-State Festival on Monday. Lora Lindberg and Marissa Pham have been selected to perform their original works. The trip will mark Lindberg’s ...

Obituary of J. Jansma


Dean was born in Sibley, Iowa, February 5, 1933 to the late Frank and Dena (Kolkman) Jansma. Dean was one of ten children and the last member of his generation. Dean graduated from Sibley High School, Sibley, Iowa in 1951. He graduated from Iowa State ...

Multiple Injuries In Highway 60 Accident


Three victims from the VW were treated and released locally. Original Story: Sibley, Iowa — Multiple people were injured in an accident near Sibley on Monday morning. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 64-year-old Alan VanBeek of Orange ...

Iowa man sentenced to jail time for theft of farm equipment


SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) -- A Sibley man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail in connection with the possession of stolen farm and construction equipment. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1C9xDn4 ) that 53-year-old Michael Block was sentenced ...

Iowa man sentenced to jail time for theft of farm equipment


SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — A Sibley man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail in connection with the possession of stolen farm and construction equipment. Authorities say Block stole farm and construction equipment that was reported missing in four Iowa counties.

Police accuse Sibley, IA woman of stealing packages from Sheldon homes


A Sibley, Iowa, woman faces several charges after police say she stole packages that were delivered to homes in Sheldon. Sheldon Police received more than two dozen separate reports of packages that were stolen from the front entry areas of homes.

What happens in Dam. Stays in Dam.


I have been the worst person with a blog, writing nothing, posting nothing, a whole lot of nothing. I’ve had a few holidays, went to Morocco with some camels closely followed by a bloody strong weeken…

Last week in Right-Wing Extremism


By Robert A. Vella Here’s a roundup of some of the nasty things right-wing extremists were up to last week. From Daily Kos – After racially motivated attack, former STL Cardinals player says he may …

Sibley Tent and Some Fine Hats


Found this image on Tumblr with no other information.  Nice later model Sibley tent with old cabin in the background.  I would guess some time just after 1900.

Georgia ‘Patriot’ Reportedly Planted Pipe Bombs In Park To Sow Fear Of Muslims


By David Ferguson / Raw Story   A 67-year-old Marietta, Georgia man is accused of planting a backpack containing two pipe bombs in an Atlanta-area public park in order to frighten the public and sow f…

Penn Hills teen killed in Monroeville was ‘always down to Earth,’ friend says


Passion Sibley Bates was watching “Law and Order” in her living room Monday night and didn’t realize police were outside until she peeked out her … Penn Hills teen killed in Monroeville was ‘always …

'Patriot' Allegedly Confesses To Leaving Two Homemade Bombs In Georgia Park


A man who described himself as a "patriot" confessed to placing homemade bombs in a Georgia park to help people realize "that this type of activity could happen anywhere," according to court documents…

NSSA OPEN AT OCEANSIDE Results by Guest Writer SAMANTHA SIBLEY


24th March 2015 With guest contributor Samantha Sibley (TOP PHOTO: Samantha Sibley NSSA Open 2015 Photo by NSSA / Kurt Steinmetiz) As the NSSA season continues it’s season in full throttle it was …

SXSW: TV Review – Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless Get Creepy in ‘Mr Robot’ and ‘Salem’


Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless were on hand at SXSW 2015 to explain just why they are so creepy. Not, personally, of course, but in their new roles. Slater (Ask Me Anything, Assassins Run) stars, a…

1st Lumber Mills in MN 1848


Pioneer businessman Franklin Steele builds a sawmill at the falls of Saint Anthony. By 1856, there are eight mills at the falls.* May I sit with You and observe this chapter of life in my state? Mr. …

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland.


Witches and Wizards and Irish Folk-Lore (W.B. Yeats) Ireland was not separated from general European speculation when much of that was concerned with the supernatural. Dr. Adam Clarke tells in his u…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SIBLEY

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 SIBLEY IOWA.

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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    Giving Every Young Person in SIBLEY IOWA 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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  • Domestic violence in SIBLEY IOWA

    Does your partner ever….

    > Embarrass you with put-downs?

    > Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

    > Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

    > Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

    > Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

    > Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

    > Make all of the decisions?

    > Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

    > Prevent you from working or attending school?

    > Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

    > Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

    > Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

    > Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

    > Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

    If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

    For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

    We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

    The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

    http://www.thehotline.org/

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