The Russ House presented its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program to a packed house Wednesday afternoon. In the top picture, Tameka Brantley (left) and Margaret Archie light candles remembering those lost to breast cancer (white candles) as well as breast cancer survivors. In the bottom picture, Belinda Shively (left) presents a thank you to Patricia Moss, who started the annual Russ House program around 10 years ago.
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State funding to libraries in Louisiana will take an almost $1 million hit this fiscal year.
However, the impact to the Lincoln Parish Library is expected to be minimal at this time.
This is because state funding makes up less than one percent of the budget, with the rest funded by a local property tax and grants, said Library Director Vivian McCain.
She added the local library is expected to receive about $11,000 less this year in state aid.
“State aid when I first came here about seven years ago was in the neighborhood of about $45,000, and it has steadily dwindled,” McCain said.
Most parents worry about what would happen to their children if something happened to them.
For a parent whose child has autism, Tiffany White, founder of the Hope Center for Autism, said the fear can be unimaginable.
“The most challenging thing is you worry about his future because he is so dependent,” White said. “After the initial heartbreak of realizing ‘My child is different,’ you realize he requires a lot more special attention. It’s a big concern. Will he be able to take care of himself?”