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Just the Facts!

The 2017 Coats for Kids drive is in full swing and we will be collecting good, used coats for families in need through November 30.  Participating Cleaners will make sure the coats are clean and fresh and ready for the clothing rooms to distribute.   Please  think of the good you can do, by clearing out those closets OR by doing a bit of shopping for those hard to get sizes (about 2nd -6th graders.) Participating Cleaners make sure all the coats are clean and also a collection site for donations: Classic Cleaner 2474 N. Main Peerless Cleaners 519 N. Monroe Pride Cleaners and Launderers 2553 N. Main 1804 E. Eldorado 912 W. Eldorado 2056 Mt. Zion Road 1154 E. Prairie Ave. Waite's Dry Cleaners and Launderers 1004 S. Main, Decatur 664 W. Eldorado 115 Magnolia, Forsyth Drop off sites serve as an easy way to drop off your coat donation, while you are out. Decatur Public Library 130 N. Franklin

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but domestic violence is something we all should be aware of every day. For so long, domestic violence was considered to be nobody’s business because it usually happened in the privacy of the home.   We realize now that domestic violence IS our business; indeed it is everyone’s business.   The costs to our economy are staggering.   The pain the abuse causes the victims and their families is sometimes unbearable.   Bullying and other forms of violence can result from exposure to domestic violence as well. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior designed to keep the victim of abuse under the power and control of the abuser.   This occurs in a family, intimate partner, dating or caretaking situation.   Domestic violence has no boundaries; it happens in all income brackets and at all levels of education to people of all races, religions or sexual orientation.   More than one in three women and more than one in four men report abusive