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Children’s Coalition helping with local childcare

The Children’s Coalition is making childcare openings available in Richland Parish for children ages birth to three whose families meet eligibility requirements. 

Parents are faced with countless challenges because of the current pandemic, accessing quality child care should not be one of them.

Parents must meet an income requirement as well as provide required documentation when applying, and can apply directly to Little Feathers Daycare in Rayville or Tender Touch Nursery II in Mangham.

Schools seek students with learning disabilities

The Richland Parish School System would like residents to take advantage of the Child Find program.

Richland Parish School System Supervisor of Special Education Angie Snuggs said Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which requires states to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services.

Voter registration week gets underway in state

Richland Parish Registrar of voters wants to remind residents of the importance of participating in Voter Registration Week Sept. 21-25.

No cost is associated with registering to vote, Morgan said. It is a right afforded to you as a United States citizen by the U.S. Constitution.

To register to vote you must:

• be a U.S. citizen;

• be 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles), but must be 18 years old to vote;

Delhi Community Health Center Dental Clinic staff

Delhi Community Health Center Dental Clinic staff members are, from left, Dr. Mindi Roberson, Misty Croft, Amelia Sanders, Makieta South, Dr. Claire Raphael, Gaynelle Raybon, Ruthie Grant, Terresia Acreman and Temeisha Johnson.

Delhi Hospital receives grant for dental care

The Delhi Community Health Center Dental Clinic is one of 13 Louisiana organizations receiving grants totaling nearly $375,000 to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“This grant really is a pretty big deal to us,” Richland Parish Hospital CFO Jinger Greer said. “We have gotten a few grants from them before, but this is the largest so far. We serve quite a few uninsured people with this funding -- and we also serve quite a few more on a sliding fee scale. In this case, the patient pays a very nominal amount based on their income and household size.”

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