The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services are requesting assistance in locating two children who are in state custody and were allegedly taken from their foster parents by the children’s biological mothers.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury Finance Committee members last week heard from a few organization representatives requesting additional monies for 2013.
Committee Chair Jody Backus opened the meeting by explaining the current financial situation.
“We are in a little better position going into this time than last year,” Backus said. “Last year, it was pretty disheartening the cuts we had to make. But we are still in a crunch. Everyone needs to consider tightening their belt.”
While the Ruston Farmers Market is taking a small hiatus, one local family has teamed together with other locals to keep the produce and crafts coming.
Tom and Lorrie Fabre are owners of Brairhill Farms, located on U.S. Highway 80.
“Our little farm has been in my wife’s family since before the Civil War,” Tom Fabre said. “You see my granddaughter right there, she is the seventh generation to be on this farm.”
The Fabres were on hand during the first ever Farm and Art event held Aug. 31 at Briarhill Farms.