the plugin i use has you either show or hide pages, categories, etc... with a box checked next to them and I have them set on "show on checked". None of the pages or the category have the box checked next to them which is why the widget isn't actually showing up.
It's the space where the widget should be that won't go away. I turned off plugins and nothing has seemed to work.
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<div id="homeimage"><div id="imagecontainer" class="header-image-container" style="background: url('http://www.togetherwesoar.org/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/header/header3.jpg') top center no-repeat;"><div class="codeoverlay"></div><div class="opacityright"> </div></div></div>
<div id="call-to-action_widget" class="bfa_widget_area"></div>
if you look in the code - the widget is still showing up, but there's nothing in the div tags.