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June 16th, 2014

The hidden problem of elder abuse

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When you think of DART and the services we offer, what kind of person comes to your mind? Many of you may say that DART helps women who are being abused. That is true. But DART also serves men who are being abused, which is a growing number. We also serve the children of abuse victims, to help them deal with the trauma they have witnessed at home. We work with teenagers who are experiencing dating violence. We offer support to people who are being stalked or cyber-stalked, which means that someone is trying to track or control them through use of the phone and the internet.

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Club News

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The June monthly meeting of The North Central Louisiana TEA Party featured a discussion about tax reform with Douglas Opbroek, Louisiana State Director with Americans For Fair Taxation (AFFT).
Opbroek gave an informative PowerPoint presentation. He emphasized that “Tax reform is a year round issue, and it has an impact on our economy, our politics, and our freedoms.”

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Pet of the week

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Raven is a Black Lab. She is around 2 years old and has been a great dog at the shelter. She came to 4 Paws as a puppy on Aug. 30, 2012, and has not found her forever home yet. She is very happy when she is around children. Raven is always happy and affectionate and she gets along with all the dogs. Give this sweet black dog a chance for a real home. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. See all the dogs at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Lions Club hosts Judge Tatum

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At the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club, the group was honored to have Ruston City Judge Danny Tatum as a guest speaker.  Judge Tatum told the Lions of the operations and limited scope  of the city court.

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Special-Called Meeting

THE GRAMBLING City Council will have a Special-Called Meeting, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Grambling City Hall & Community Center, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana for the purpose of the following:
An application for the establishment of the Economic Development Corporation.
Any other pertinent matter brought before the council.

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Solid Waste and Recycling Committee

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Solid Waste and Recycling Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Walter Pullen, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Hazel Hunter, Bobby Bennett, David Hammons, and Sharyon Mayfield.
ABSENT: None
Walter Pullen called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.

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Public Works Committee

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Public Works Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Public Works Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 13, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Randy Roberson, Chair; Hazel Hunter, Bobby Bennett, Skip Russell, Nancy Wilson and Ronny Walker.
ABSENT: None
Randy Roberson called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.

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Public Property and Buildings Committee

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Public Property and Buildings Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Public Property and Buildings Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 13, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. Present were: Sharyon Mayfield, Chair; Hazel Hunter, David Hammons, Walter Pullen, Jody Backus, and Nancy Wilson.
ABSENT: None
Sharyon Mayfield called the meeting to order and Ronny Walker delivered the invocation.

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regular session

THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Randy Roberson, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Jody Backus; District Seven; Skip Russell, District Eight; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Ronny Walker, District Twelve.
Absent: Joe Henderson, District Nine;

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.
Mr. Eddie Jones was absent.

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