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People Helping People


For Girlie Girls Mentoring: Ron Richard Companies has donated $15,000 to a memorial fund in the name of 15-year-old homicide victim Melanie Lyons The funds will be divided between Girlie Girls Mentoring Inc., of which Mr. Richard is a founding board member; Christian World Church Food Bank, and the burial expenses and the family. Josephine Cunningham, Lyon’s mother, said she implores all young ladies to get involved with Girlie Girls Mentoring.

For Distinguished Student Award: Jeff and Rhonda Miller gave $46,500 to the Jeff and Rhonda Lee Miller Distinguished Student Award fund, which recognizes students in the McNeese State University College of Business. Jeff Miller is the chairman, president and CEO for Halliburton. The Halliburton Foundation matched their gift with a $104,625 contribution to the foundation, making the total donation $151,125.