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June 27th, 2013

DART lauds state budget

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Nearly all funds restored to domestic violence programs
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After six months of work, appeals and negotiations, Louisiana legislators offered a final budget which restored almost all of the funds lost during last year’s budget cuts to domestic violence programs. Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed one of the amendments, but supported another, bringing domestic violence dollars close to pre-budget cut levels. DART joins domestic violence programs throughout the state in breathing a sigh of relief.

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CARE Fun Day at the Methodist Children’s Home

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The Methodist Children’s Home has implemented Children and Residential Experiences (CARE), which is a practice model designed to support safe environments and a wide-variety of treatment programs and interventions that are trauma-sensitive and developmentally appropriate. The goal is to create positive change for youth.

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Caney Lake Good Sammers

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May 22 – 25 found the Caney Lake Good Sammers headed to the Thomas Linge Community Center in Oak Grove. Hosts Pat and Joe Dickson and JoAnn and Richard Taylor invited campers Wednesday evening to begin the camp-out by bringing their sack supper and sharing fellowship around the table.

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Lightning strikes again

In 2012, 28 people died nationwide from being struck by lightning. Here in Lincoln Parish, although we haven’t had a fatality due to a lightning strike in several years, residents should be aware of the dangers associated with lightning.
In recent weeks there have been several known lightning strikes, some causing severe property damage and resulting in fire.

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‘Burk’ to boost RHS program

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Showcase invite will continue Bearcats’ prestige
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For David Michael Burkhalter, being a part of the prestigious East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase later this summer is about more than just displaying his talents.
It’s also about boosting the recognition of the Ruston High School program even more.
Burkhalter will be the second Bearcats’ player in as many summers to be chosen to play in the event that puts the spotlight on upcoming senior prepsters in Syracuse, N.Y., July 30-Aug. 8.

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Hall’s grand gala event set Friday

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It won’t be just another Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend starting on Friday
in Natchitoches.
The 2013 version will be special.
Extra special.
Highlighting the annual ceremonies in which 11 individuals will receive the state’s ultimate honor in athletics will be the unveiling of a $23 million complex that will house both the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

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Hodson: Record-wrecking Tiger

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Central LaFourche product kept LSU fans excited
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The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is the home to Super Bowl champions, Olympic gold medalists and Kentucky Derby winners, among its vast collection of legendary figures.
One thing it does not have is someone who caused the Earth to move ... until Saturday night, June 29 in Natchitoches, when a transcendent LSU quarterback officially joins the ranks of state sports greats.
Tommy Hodson made a name for himself on the gridiron as a record-setting quarterback at LSU and Central Lafourche High School. He also spent time in the NFL with four different teams, including the New Orleans Saints.

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Carl Frederick Abner (Sarge)

Carl Frederick Abner (Sarge) went to be with the Lord Monday, June 24, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday June 28, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Carl, born December 23, 1949, in Miami, Florida, was the son of the late Helen and Fred Abner. He attended George Washington Carver High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami Graduate School.

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Dorothy Dell "Dee Dee" Barksdale Buffington

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A Memorial Service for Dorothy Dell "Dee Dee" Barksdale Buffington, 74, of Monroe will be at 1:30 PM, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington, Monroe, LA.

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Beverly Ruth Daniels Free

Services celebrating the life of Beverly Ruth Daniels Free will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11 :00 am, at New Prospect Baptist Church, Dry Prong, with Bro. Mike Shamblin, Bro. Robbie Poole, Bro. Jack West, and the deacons of New Prospect Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Frazier Cemetery, Prospect, with Bro. Herb Dickerson and Bro. Tommy Free officiating. The family asks that visitation be observed Thursday at the church
from 5:00 p.m. until, and continue Friday, until time of service.

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