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Feb 8, 2018
Fleeing Venezuelans find work cutting Valentine roses in Colombia
Venezuelan bolivars for dollars on the black market.She and other Venezuelan workers at the greenhouse were cautious about speaking to Reuters for fear of being stigmatized by Colombians."I know Venezuelans want to return to our own country ... It's hard for all of us but we have to move forward," she said.HARDEST HITColombia is the Latin American nation hardest-hit by the wave of emigration from its eastern neighbor.The number of Venezuelans living in Colombia jumped 62 percent in the second half of 2017 to more than 550,000, the Colombian migration authority said last month. Less than one-fourth of those people have visas. Most enter across the porous 2,219 km (1,379-mile) border between the two countries."This year there are a large number of Venezuelans who have arrived looking for work," said Dayana Rodriguez, a Colombian who supervises cutting and packing of flowers at Rio Frio, the flower farm where Velasco found work. "Here, we'll give them opportunities as long as they meet company requirements."Many in Colombia feel they owe Venezuelans a debt. Hundreds of thousands of Colombians moved to Venezuela in the 1980s and 1990s, fleeing violent conflict in their country and attracted by jobs in the OPEC country's then-booming oil sector.Venezuelan migrants have faced some violence in border towns where some residents worry about competition for jobs and rising theft. However, Colombia's government has insisted it has a responsibility to welcome them.The foreign ministry said it was worried about abuse of Venezuelans in Colombia and that last week alone close to 600 businesses were fined for employing Venezuelans at below minimum wage."We can't ever forget the generosity of that country with Colombians," Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said. "There are 4 million Colombians or children of Colombians in Venezuela, so we have to be big-hearted."Despite the deepening crisis and his weak approval ratings, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is favored to win re-election on April 22, thanks in part to the divided and weak opposition.Western governments accuse Maduro's government of violating political and human rights in Venezuela and have imposed economic sanc...Sep 7, 2016
Miami Beach finds Zika in local mosquitoes; officials blame flowers
Sept. 1, 2016
Updated 6:23 p.m.
In this file photo from Aug. 26, Maria Fernanda Ramirez Bolivar wipes off tears as she carries her baby Micaela Milagros Mendoza Ramirez, during a news conference in Miami. Ramirez Bolivar contracted the Zika virus when she traveled to her native Venezuela, she was three months pregnant. She tested positive for the virus in April after experiencing symptoms, including rash and body aches. Ramirez Bolivar delivered Micaela Milagros on June 28, weighing eight pounds, one ounce. She remained at Holtz Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit for more than two weeks, where she underwent a series of tests to measure the impact of the virus. ( ALAN DIAZ , ALAN DIAZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
By CURT ANDERSON / The Associated Press
Poll finds Zika worry
A poll released Thursday suggests nearly 48 percent of Americans are wary of traveling to U.S. destinations where people have been infected with Zika through mosquito bites.
The Kaiser Family Foundation survey also found 61 percent felt uneasy about traveling to Zika zones outside the U.S. m... (OCRegister)Jun 10, 2016
Memorial Day observances at Augusta, Carrollton, Malvern pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice
But she knows it’s too late, she can see it in his eyes
So she sits back and waits for one more good bye.
Representatives of Minerva, Malvern and Bolivar American Legions participated in the ceremony. Roger Rohr of Minerva Legion gave the invocation and benediction. Mike Lee and Elden Bell, Minerva Legion, Paul Hawkins, Malvern Legion and David Lingo, Bolivar Legion, along with Miller performed the three-volley salute.
Frank Hudson of Carroll Hills Workshop sang The Star Spangled Banner and Kyle Hudson, a freshman at Minerva High School, played Taps.
Miller is a 1987 graduate of Minerva High School. He graduated Marine boot camp in July 1988, and served eight years active duty and eight years reserve.
Retired Marine Charles “Chuck” Pearson reminded those gathered in Westview Cemetery for the Carrollton Memorial Day observance that our love of freedom comes from God.
“It is God’s desire for his people to be free,” said Pearson, who was guest speaker for the annual observance. “He wants us to be free from physical oppression, hardship and free from spiritual bondage. God also gave us freedom of choice – and we, in the United States, chose freedom. All of those we honor today helped us to gain our freedom and maintain and protect it.”
Pearson took guests back on a journey though America’s history, reviewing the wars and conflicts Americans were involved in, starting with George Washington’s army of valiant patriots in the Revolutionary War. He carried guests on an emotional history lesson through the Barbary Wars in the early 1800s, the War of 1812, onto the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He talked about the role the United States has played as the protector of freedom for other countries and how American men and women were willling to serve in Vietnam and Korea in what is known as a limited war and how Americans today are willing to fight the War on Terror.
Pearson was emotional as he shared the story of two marines, members of infantry battalions 1/9 and 2/8 which were switching out in Ramadi, Iraq, on April 22, 2008.
He told how the two men, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, one from each battalion, were assuming watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained makeshift barracks housing 50 marines and 100 Iraqi police.
He vividly described the scene as a large blue truck turned down the ally way and began moving toward the entrance, gaining speed as it moved. The action was all caught on a security camera at the entrance to the barracks
“It was obvious that it had no intention of stopping,” Pearson related. The two marines stepped to the middle of the road and began firing. Their rounds hit the windshield exploding it into shards of glass.”
He said a few Iraqi police also stepped into the street and fired their weapons and then ran for cover. “The two marines never stepped back and the truck careened to a stop just a few feet in front of them exploding with a... (The Free Press Standard)Apr 22, 2016
Planters Bank promotes 10 at North Mississippi banks
School of Banking this spring.
Whalen is a member of the Cleveland Noon Lions Club and serves on the board. He is enrolled in the Leadership Bolivar County class for 2016 and serving as Secretary and Treasurer for the Bolivar County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association. Andrew is married to Emily Whalen, and he is a member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Rebecca Knighton has been promoted to Branch Officer for the Cleveland office. Knighton is a native of Cleveland and a graduate of Cleveland High School. She received a B.S. and M.L.S. from Delta State University. She was a teacher in Mississippi for over 24 years before her career in banking. She has been in banking for 11 years, 10 at Planters Bank as a Customer Service Representative.
Knighton is a past member of Cleveland Ephic Woman’s Club and Cleveland Exchange Club. She is a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. She has two children, Stuart Knighton and Leigh Knighton, and two grandchildren, Mauri and Miller Wilson.
Susan Si... (Mississippi Business Journal)Jan 8, 2016
Venezuelan socialists protest new congress' ban on Chavez
An oversized portrait of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez that was recently removed from the National Assembly building, now stands in Bolivar Square in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Reflecting the changing political winds, the oversize portraits of Chavez and independence hero Simon Bolivar that were prominently displayed in the Venezuelan congress have been removed. Some pro-government people rallied in Bolivar Square Thursday morning to protest the opposition leadership’s removal of the portraits.
An oversized portrait of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez that was recently removed from the National Assembly building, now stands in Bolivar Square in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. ... more
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Government supporters work together to put in place a wooden frame box displaying oversized portraits of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez that was recently removed from the National Assembly building, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Reflecting the changing political winds, the oversize portraits of Chavez and independence hero Simon Bolivar that were prominently displayed in the Venezuelan congress have been removed. Some pro-government people rallied in Bolivar Square Thursday morning to protest the opp... (Fairfield Citizen)Dec 30, 2015
Miriam C. Alexander, 79
Miriam C. Alexander, 79
Miriam Carole Alexander, 79, passed away Dec. 26, 2015, in Hennis Care Center in Bolivar, after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Jerome and Esther Robinson.
Both her parents and her two sisters, Nana Thomas and Joan Walker, and her brother, William Robinson, preceded her in death. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Miriam graduated from high school in 1954, joined the Women’s Army Corp in 1955, and after her honorary discharge in 1957, she married and moved to California where she worked and attended college. After graduation, she taught school in California, and later in life, she studied at seminary and served in several California churches both as pulpit supply minister and director of Christian education. Miriam and her husband, William, moved to Ohio in 2004. After Bill’s death in 2009, Miriam moved to Carrollton. She volunteered for Hospice and was a “foster grandparent.” She taught a number of adult classes at her church and was active in a weekly prayer group.
Following... (The Free Press Standard)