Commissioners declare October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Adair County Commissioners voted to make October Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Tuesday morning. Front row, from left, are: Sam Chandler, Mike Wininger and Larry Wood. Back row: Chandra Hudson and Michelle Rye, with Help In Crisis. Renee Fite | Democrat Journal

Chandra Hudson, Help In Crisis Domestic Violence Court Advocate for Adair and Sequoyah County, spoke to the Adair County Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at their weekly meeting.

“We’re asking you to proclaim October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The numbers are higher than they’ve been in 20 years, and we want to bring awareness to this and that we can help,” said Hudson.

Commissioners passed the proclamation.

The agenda items for a contract with Pafford EMS with the county; for EMS service for the county; creating Adair County EMS Trust Authority; and an EMS Board for the county, were all tabled. No action can be taken until the Pafford Contract with the city is approved.

“They still have to meet with the city. Those items are on there, but we may have to renegotiate that contract,” said Dianna Yell, emergency manager.

Regarding the trust, County Commissioner Sam Chandler said it would have to be approved by the district attorney.

COVID numbers continue to decrease, Yell reported to the commissioners.

“Active positives are 136. Any decrease is great news,” Yell said.

Claims, blanket purchase orders and minutes were all approved.

 

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