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Rev. Kayla Givs, pastor of Restoring God’s Glory Ministries

Restoring God’s Glory Ministries receives $5K grant

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced today that six community-based organizations, including Restoring God’s Glory Ministries in Eunice, have been awarded funding through the health plan’s COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program.
The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program awards grants of up to $5,000 each to assist eligible organizations in implementing innovative solutions to address the social service and healthcare needs of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other organizations selected for funding awards include:

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The Friendship CME Church was the place where the fight for Civil Rights in Claiborne Parish was planned and coordinated. (Photo by Evelyn Lewis from the National Registry of Historic Places, United States Department of the Interior)

FBI documents given inside look at Civil Rights struggle

A dozen times over three decades, Claiborne Parish resident Frederick Douglass Lewis had tried to register to vote in Louisiana, only to be denied time after time.
During his adult life, he had held numerous jobs to feed his family. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, stonemason and insurance salesman. He also taught Sunday School.
In almost every way, Lewis, who was born in 1905, had done his best to do what was right. All he had ever wanted was just a chance, a fair fight if nothing else, to enjoy the rights afforded white Americans.

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Casinos get tax breaks for promo offers

The House voted 73-18 Wednesday to approve a tax break for promotional play wagers at casinos. It would cost the state $11.2 million in lost revenues in the next fiscal year, starting July 1, and a total of $83 million over five years.
The bill is designed to help the casino industry after the major hit it took from the COVID-19 shutdown. It would allow each casino to give customers $5 million in free promotional play wagers without having the casinos having to pay state taxes on those amounts. Anything above $5 million would be taxed at the normal rate, 21.5 percent.

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Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, shared his own difficult experiences with police in supporting a resolution to study policing in the state. (Photo by Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

Task force to study policing passes House but only after racially charged debate

A racially charged debate on the House floor about a resolution to establish a task force to make recommendations about policing ended with remarks from Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, about his own experiences with law enforcement.
The House approved the resolution 99-0, but only after Republicans had pushed privately before the debate to remove references to George Floyd, a black man who died when a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes.

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LSUE radiology technology students, from left, Alex Ronsonet, Brooke Bagala, Caroline Naomi, Taylor Hebert, Hailey Dupre and Draven Vice. Not pictured are Laina Bell and Ke’Ara Charles. (LSUE photo)

LSUE students head back to hospitals for summer clinics

Throughout the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19, there has been a spotlight on the tireless efforts of the healthcare workers and providers. That relentless effort to take care of our community is also being felt at LSU Eunice, as students in the radiology technology program returned to area hospitals this month to continue their workforce training.


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