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Rising from the depths


"He loved Northwest Arkansas. It was beautiful ...
"The U.S. Post Office was getting Silver Springs confused with Siloam Springs, and they asked him to change it." Harvey chose the name Monte Ne -- "Monte" being the Omaha Indian word for mountain and ...

State Playoff Glance


Siloam Springs, 2:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Friday ...
5 p.m. CLASS 4A First Round Thursday, Mar. 5 Arkansas Baptist vs. Dumas, 2:30 p.m. Brookland vs. Huntsville, 5:30 p.m. Hamburg vs. Cent Ark Christian, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 6 Dardanelle vs.

Arkansas basketball playoffs postponed due to weather


Forecasters say freezing rain, sleet and snow will fall across all corners of Arkansas on Wednesday. Game sites are: Class 7A - Springdale Class 6A - Siloam Springs Class 5A - Greene County Tech Class 4A - Ozark Class 3A - Cossatot River

National coaches honor LH's Koonce


The Southwest section includes Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico ...
a one-point decision over Siloam Springs (55-56) in November at Oaklawn Park. Lake Hamilton runners Austin Kohrs, McKree Martin and Andrew Larey made the 2014 6A boys all-state team.

Siloam Springs swimmers compete at state meet


LITTLE ROCK -- The Siloam Springs swimming and diving teams participated in the Arkansas State High School Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday and Saturday at Donaghey Student Center Natatorium on the campus of the University of Arkansas at ...

Siloam Springs police search for man accused in botched dentistry


SILOAM SPRINGS -- A man suspected of fraudulent dentistry who preyed on Latino families is being sought by police. Siloam Springs police are searching for Jesus Enrique Lopez-Portillo of Illinois, who is accused of practicing dentistry without a license ...

Local Artist Chosen to Paint Mural in Siloam Springs


SILOAM SPRINGS, AR-- Main Street Siloam Springs has picked a local artist to paint the town! SILOAM SPRINGS, AR-- Main Street Siloam Springs has picked a local artist to paint the town! Kirk Demarais will complete a mural in the downtown area. It will be ...

Siloam Springs Police Searching for Fraudulent Dentist


SILOAM SPRINGS, AR (KNWA) - Police are searching for a man they say was performing dental procedures without a license. Investigators say Jesus Enrique Lopez-Portillo claimed to be a "missionary dentist" and offered dental services in patients' homes at a ...

Training; Instructional Design; Product Management


I received my B.S. degree in Business Administration from John Brown University, located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas in May 1996. My most recent employment is with Encore, A Quintiles Company in the position of Trainer/Instructional Designer. The duties in ...

Smith Has Pointers Flying High


Before joining a star-studded Arkansas Wings AAU squad this spring ...
opening half Tuesday night in Van Buren’s 72-40 win over Alma. The Pointers play at Siloam Springs Thursday night in a make-up game and then host Russellville Friday night to finish ...

Siloam Springs Police Search For Phony Dentist Practicing Without License


SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- The Siloam Springs Police Department is searching for a man who has been practicing dentistry without a license on people in the area, according to a release from police. Polic…

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Siloam Springs Police Arrest Man Accused Of Military Desertion, Domestic Battery


SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Siloam Springs Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of military desertion and domestic battery, according to an arrest report. Rhandall S. Lavasseur, 26, of Fort …

Introducing… Oak and Earth!!!


C.S. Lewis once said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’ “. True friendship is indeed a rare and splendid thing, and wh…

Siloam Springs Police Investigate Death Of 24-Year-Old Woman


SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Siloam Springs Police Department is investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman, according to a news release. On Monday (Feb. 16), police were called to the Stone Inn a…

Bentonville Police Arrest Two In Auto Theft Case


BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville Police Department arrested a man and woman in an auto theft case on Feb. 12, according to a news release. Police found a suspicious vehicle in the 4100 block of S…

Siloam Springs Police Make Arrests In Infant Manslaughter Case


SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Siloam Springs Police Department made two arrests in an infant manslaughter case, according to a news release. Austin and Jennifer Moss of Siloam Springs were taken into c…

PHOTOS: Firefighters Respond To Business On Fire In Siloam Springs


SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Firefighters responded to a business on fire in Siloam Springs on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 10), officials say. The business that caught fire is at Retreat Flowers in the 600 bl…

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How Jesus’ Work Changes Our Work


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Avoiding job scams in SILOAM SPRINGS 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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Giving Every Young Person in SILOAM SPRINGS 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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Two years of community college free for responsible students in SILOAM SPRINGS ARKANSAS

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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