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Livingston Academy seniors mingle with county seniors
County awarded $3,678 in food, shelter funds
Gordon to hold open meeting at local park

 

 

Livingston Academy seniors mingle with county seniors

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
A lady in attendance at Overton County Senior Citizens Center last Thursday, April 1 got a special treat in the form of a complimentary manicure from Michelle Smith, student member of the 2003-2004 Livingston Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. The LA seniors, who were inducted into the NHS in a special ceremony Sunday, April 4 at LA, visited the center and gave several manicures. The students also played several rounds of cards, performed exercises, and enjoyed conversations with the senior citizens on hand.

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County awarded $3,678 in food, shelter funds

Overton County has been chosen to receive an additional $3,678 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) programs in the county, bringing the total EFS funding for Overton County to $13,393 during Phase 22.

The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and United Way of America.

The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

The local board, made up of local elected officials and other community representatives, will determine how the funds awarded to Overton County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government; 2) have an accounting system; 3) practice nondiscrimination; 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are invited to apply.

Further information about the program may be obtained by contacting Dian Dillon at the UCHRA office in Livingston, located at 106 West Henson Street. She may be reached by telephone at (931) 823-7323.

Applications must be delivered to the UCHRA office in Livingston by 9 a.m. Thursday, April 15 in order to be considered for funding.

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Gordon to hold open meeting at local park

U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon will be at Standing Stone State Park on Friday, April 9 to discuss issues of concern with residents.

"I get my best advice from the folks at home," Gordon said. "That helps me insert a little Middle Tennessee common sense into the national debate on issues like education, health care, Social Security, and the problems facing our economy.

"Please join me during my open meeting and tell me what you think about these issues and other concerns you may have."

The open meeting will be held at the park's Tea Room, beginning at noon.

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