October 9, 2018
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FFO Home

FFO Home, a top 50 furniture retailer, is proud to celebrate the Grand Opening of 13 stores in the greater Louisville, KY area. After 54 years of service in Kentucky and Indiana, the Furniture Liquidators brand is retiring and all locations will reopen as FFO Homes. The transition will be complete by the end of October. FFO Home offers outstanding quality furniture and mattresses at the lowest prices in the market. 
The retailer features a wide selection of furniture for the home including living room, bedroom, dining room, mattresses and adjustable lift bases, and a great selection of home décor such as tables, lamps, rugs, and accent items. FFO Home brings the latest in style and value, offering something for everyone. Boasting prices of up to 50% lower than other furniture retailers, the stores showcase name brands such as Serta, Broyhill, Flexsteel, and Comfort Home, as well as their exclusive Natural Elements mattress line manufactured in Fort Smith, AR. In addition to a great selection of furnishings at the lowest prices every day, FFO Home provides a variety of flexible furniture financing options to fit any family's budget, and the ability to take the purchased product home the same day.
The company opened its first store on Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith in 1984 (known then as Furniture Factory Outlet,) and has grown to 65 stores across the eight-state area of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. The company now has 80 locations with 65 total FFO Home's and 15 Mattress and More locations, which is a leading retailer of bedding in the Louisville, KY area. FFO Home is a growing company and they attribute that growth to their loyal customers. Come visit the all-new FFO Home, "Where great quality furniture lives for less." Visit www.ffohome.com for more details.
Ozark Independent Living Center

Ozark Independent Living - Advocating for Disability Awareness

Ozark Independent Living (OIL) is celebrating October as Disability Awareness Month, joining with others in the community to recognize that having a disability doesn't define an individual; it's only one part of who a person is. At the national level, October is recognized as Disability Employment Awareness Month, with the purpose being to educate about disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "America's Workforce: Empowering All."

"Ozark Independent Living is proud to celebrate Disability Awareness Month," said OIL Marketing Specialist Terry Hampton. "One of OIL's core services is to advocate for those with disabilities and for the independent living movement. Pursuant to that, we want to help spread the important message that the perspective of individuals with disabilities must be valued and respected. Inclusion in the community at all levels, including the workforce, is a big win for everyone."

B usinesses interested in learning more about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities should call the Missouri Department of Vocational Rehabilitation West Plains office at 256-8294. This office serves seven counties in south-central Missouri. Preferred Family Healthcare  also provides employer and employee services .
As one of 22 Centers for Independent Living in the State of Missouri, OIL serves as a disability resource center for a seven-county region. For more information about OIL, visit the website www.ozarkcil.com, call 256-8714 or follow on Facebook.