Program targets students
When Mary Barrios learned the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana was going to use grant funds for a program in Union Parish, she was almost beside herself. A longtime resident of Union Parish, Barrios is coalition’s Safe and Healthy Kids Coordinator. in Union Parish, she was almost beside herself. A longtime resident of Union Parish, Barrios is coalition’s Safe and Healthy Kids Coordinator. »»

School concerns addressed
Last spring, just over 5,400 voters – representing slightly more than one-third of those registered in Union Parish – cast ballots on a tax proposal submitted by the Union Parish School Board. Monday night, less than two percent of that number attended a meeting where specifi c plans were outlined for improvement projects at Downsville Charter, Union Parish Elementary and Union Parish High schools. »»

Property taxes still trickling in
To say that time is running out to pay your 2014 property taxes without having to reach deeper in your pocket isn’t entirely truthful. If you pay before January 31, you won’t have to reach as deep. That’s when interest is added to the penalties paid by those who didn’t square their bills before December 31. »»

Sharing the Gospel to the EXTREME
Imagine living in a country where a new of pair of basic blue jeans – not designer duds – costs $100. A jar of peanut butter we might pay $3 for in the U.S. costs $10. I f that ’s not stark enough, picture this: You’re one of maybe 3,000 Christians in a nation of 8 million Muslims. »»

Recommendations outlined
In the time leading up to the tax proposal put before parish voters last spring by the Union Parish School Board, superintendent George Cannon said transparency would be an integral part of the process if voters approved the package. Cannon sees a public meeting scheduled for next Monday as part of the accountability to taxpayers as the board moves forward in making $42.5 million in improvements to three parish schools. »»