Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lib Horn's obituary in Nov. 15, 2015, Northwest Arkansas Times


Olivia Ann Horn

Fayetteville, AR

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Published: November 15, 2015

Olivia Ann Horn of Fayetteville was born in Black Rock, Ark., to C.L. Horn and Donna Wallin in 1939, the youngest of nine children. Lib (as she preferred to be called) was graduated from Black Rock High School and Arkansas State University. She died after a brief illness on Nov. 10, 2015.
Lib had taught English, worked for the Veteran's Administration, and as a Veterinarian Technician prior to moving to Fayetteville in the 1980's and becoming the Director of the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.
Here she discovered her true calling: protector of and advocate for the unwanted, mistreated, tortured animals of the world. She was the driving force behind the building of a state of art animal shelter in Fayetteville, and later, the creation and building of the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County. Lib initiated the development of low cost spay/neuter programs within both shelters. Known locally, statewide, and nationally for her efforts to improve the lives of all animals, she will be remembered for her compassion for both animals and people.
Lib leaves behind two brothers, John D. Horn of California and Ray D. Horn of Kansas, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless loving friends, family, and pets. She will be missed by all.
A service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Monday, November 16 at 3 p.m. Pets, of course, are welcome. Memorials may be made to the Lester Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jimmy Carter sacrified to do the right thing


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lowe's takes first step toward protecting pollinators

Thanks to pressure from thousands of people like you, Lowe’s is finally taking action on bee-killing pesticides! Today, Lowe’s announced that it’s making a public commitment to phase out neonicotinoid pesticides - the most significant public commitment so far for a retailer of its size. 

So what does this mean? Here’s what Lowe’s had to say in their just-released 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report1:
Lowe’s is committed to regularly reviewing the products and information we offer customers and we’re taking the following actions to support pollinator health:
  • Including greater organic and non-neonic product selections
  • Phasing out the sale of products that contain neonic pesticides within 48 months as suitable alternatives become commercially available
  • Working with growers to eliminate the use of neonic pesticides on bee-attractive plants we sell
  • Encouraging growers to use biological control programs
  • Educating employees and customers through in-store resources such as brochures, fact sheets and product labels
CFS members sent thousands of emails, prodded Lowe’s on social media, and even rallied in front of Lowe’s stores to urge the company to protect our pollinators. While this is not a silver bullet solution, this is a major step and you should be very proud of your role in this fight.

This progress would not have been possible without the thousands of emails and calls from members like you, and the hard work of our allies like Friends of the Earth and others.

Thank you for all that you do for bees,

Center for Food Safety

(Lowe’s Home Improvement, 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility reporthttp://responsibility.lowes.com/2015/wp-content/uploads/Lowes_2014_SR.pdf, page 27)

Monday, March 30, 2015

How 'Under God' got into the national lingo