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Debbie Whitsett

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren, graduated the class of 1971 from Van Buren High School and attended the University of Arkansas’ School of Business, graduating in 1974. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a ...

Death-penalty waiver sought

Capital murder is the only offense for which the death penalty is an option in Arkansas. The only other punishment for ...
at a transient camp on the western outskirts of Van Buren. Newman was sentenced to death after a one-day jury trial in June 2002 ...

Adventure Arkansas: Roller Derby

Tonight we lace up our skates and hit the rink in Van Buren to see what Roller Derby is all about in this week’s Adventure Arkansas. Erin bruesch, a member of the nationally ranked River Valley Roller Gurls, simply puts how roller derby is played.

Arkansas quarterback visits SMU practice

2016 Van Buren (Ark.) quarterback Jordan Barlow was on SMU's campus to get a look at the campus and take in practice. “I really enjoyed it. We got to walk around the field, watch drills and get a feel for their style and how their practices go,” Barlow ...

Jake Hinkson's Arkansas noir

Van Buren County native Jake Hinkson is probably better known as a writer overseas than he is in Arkansas. At the end of the month he'll attend the Quais du Polar literary festival in Lyon, France, for the launch of the translated version of his first ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for 28 Arkansas Counties

Van Buren, Washington, White and Yell counties. The NWS says there a moderate risk of severe weather covers portions of northwest Arkansas with other counties on the list under a slight to enhanced risk. Thunderstorms are expected to develop across ...

Barlow visits SMU practice

SMU hosted a number of visitors to its spring practice last Saturday and among them was 2016 Van Buren (Arkansas) quarterback Jordan Barlow, who was on the Hilltop for the first time. "It was a lot of fun! The campus and facilities were amazing.

Deputy environmental post funded

An Arkansas legislative panel Tuesday authorized the state Department ...
also approved the department's request to pay former state Rep. Rick Green, R-Van Buren, an annual salary of $62,616 as the department's facility support services manager.

Grayslake Central splits in Orlando

Grayslake Central's short-handed baseball team opened its 2015 season by splitting its first two games. The Rams lost to Van Buren (Arkansas) 5-2 under the lights on Monday night, before bouncing back to defeat Southridge (Oregon) 8-2 Tuesday. Grayslake ...

Sister's new location offers great desserts and sandwiches

Fortunately, the hole was partially filled last summer when Sister's Desserts and Sandwiches opened up at 1514 Fayetteville Road Suite H, Van Buren, AR 72956. Running a restaurant takes a lot of energy, and owner, Richard Hodo put forth a lot over the ...

Fire consumes barn in Van Buren County, causes an estimated $200,000 in damages

Fire consumed a 20,000 square foot barn Thursday night in Bangor, causing an estimated $200,000 in damages. from Michigan News

Fire crews from six agencies battle horse barn fire in Van Buren County

BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Six fire departments battled a major barn fire in Van Buren County on Thursday night. It happened around 8:15 p.m. on County Road 681 north of Bangor. South Haven Emergency …

Meth labs, marijuana grow found during raid in Van Buren County

He is facing potential charges of operating a meth lab, possession of meth, manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a drug house, police say. from Michigan News

Body found of man who went missing in Van Buren County

A 34-year-old man who went missing Thursday in Lawrence has been found dead, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office. from Michigan News

MI – Van Buren Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for missing man

LAWRENCE, Mich. (WZZM) — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing man believed to be in need of his medications. Investigators say 34-year-old Ryan Brocklehurst was reported miss…

Missing man’s body found in Van Buren Co.

LAWRENCE, Mich. (WOOD) – Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies say they found the body of a missing man Saturday. Ryan Brocklehurst, 34, was last seen around 12 p.m. Thursday at a treatment center on B…

Man, 34, reported missing in Van Buren County

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Police need help locating a missing man who walked away from a treatment center March 19. Ryan Brocklehurst, 34, walked away from the center on Bangor Road in the Village of…

TBI Investigation Yields Drug, Weapon Charges for Van Buren Man

COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Van Buren County man in connection with drug investigation. TBI Agents began investigating Willi…

New Police Department Opens In Van Buren

VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Officers with Van Buren Police are finally moving into their new department Thursday (Mar.19). Chief Kenneth Bell said the new department will give officers the space they need to d…

Second Salvation Army Store Opens In Van Buren

VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A new Salvation Army store opened its doors Monday (Mar.16). It’s the second thrift store for those in need around town. The new store is located on E. Main Street in Van Buren. Th…


VAN BUREN ARKANSAS: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



Having a vegetarian diet in VAN BUREN ARKANSAS

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.

Victms of discrimination in VAN BUREN ARKANSAS

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011),; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011),

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities,

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC),, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB),, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.



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