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Recent state tax changes will trim $20.4 million from state revenue

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Tax changes approved this year will reduce state taxes by about $20.4 million next fiscal year, according to the forecast adopted Thursday. About $15.8 million in those reduced taxes would come out of the state general fund, the estimate indicates, which is the portion of the state budget over which lawmakers have the most control.

Supplemental SNAP benefits, other changes approved for August 2020

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Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not already receiving the maximum amount for their household size will receive supplements in August to bring them up to the max. This is the sixth consecutive month Louisiana SNAP recipients have been approved for added benefits as part of federal COVID-19 relief. Supplements for the first five months totaled more than $211 million.

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UPSB meeting scheduled The Union Parish School Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. August 10, via Zoom.

Reeves Memorial Medical Center

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Reeves Memorial Medical Center Employee Spotlight for the week of August 3, is Morgan Thurlkill. Morgan serves as Radiology Manager at the hospital, and has been a RMMC employee since 2018. Congratulations to Morgan Thurlkill for being chosen as the RMMC Spotlight Employee.

CARES Act money heading to hospitals

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding to hospitals. As parts of the nation confront a recent surge in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitals elsewhere continue to recover and grapple with the financial hardships caused by the pandemic, HHS recognizes the need to quickly get these funds to frontline health care providers.

Hunter seeks mayor’s office to help her home

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The November 3, 2020 elections will bring many changes, both on national and local levels. After three terms, Farmerville Mayor, Stein Baughman, Jr. will not be seeking reelection. Five candidates successfully qualified to run for the open seat. Farmerville native, Bevelyn Warren Hunter is one of those five and the only female candidate.

Woods is a candidate for Farmervile mayor

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Hello, to the citizens of the Town of Farmerville, Family, and Friends. My name is Jeffery M. Woods, a candidate for Mayor, for the town of Farmerville. I was born in Farmerville in 1965 and I was delivered by Dr. Booth at Norris Clinic in Farmerville.

Remote feral hog trapping offers possibilities

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The frightening commentary about feral hogs around much of the country today is this – if you don’t have hogs on your property now, just wait; they’re coming. So, what is the problem with having feral hogs on your property? Aren’t they just another species of wildlife that have a right to compete for living spaces? Not exactly – wild pigs not only can, but do horrific damage to the landscape, rooting up food plots and fouling water sources.