ETC… for Friday November 16th

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Thanksgiving is approaching next week. Begin your Thanksgiving celebrations with the Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday night. First United Methodist Church on Front Street will host the evening service. Bro. Nathan Davis of First Baptist Church will bring the message. Music will be provided by Elizabeth Full Gospel Baptist Church.

Today is the final day of the Christmas Open House at Mabile’s Corner Pharmacy. Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) filed legislation titled the Income Verification Act of 2018 to reduce fraud in taxpayer-funded government assistance programs by requiring states to use federal tax information to verify income eligibility. The requirement would apply to the Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) programs.

The bill comes just days after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office revealed the results of a random sample showing that 82 of 100 Medicaid recipients in Louisiana exceeded income requirements. The Legislative Auditor’s Office projects the state wasted as much as $61.6 million on ineligible Medicaid recipients.

American Indian crafts people from Louisiana and adjacent states will demonstrate and sell their work at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Dec. 1. The annual American Indian Crafts Day will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Williamson Museum on the second floor of Kyser Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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