The Sedente Animo Civic Club hosted the 2014 annual Cotton Blossom Cotillion Aug. 16.

To be a Cotton Blossom, high school girls in Richland Parish attend meetings, work a minimum of 12 community service hours and promote community spirit.  The ladies contributed their volunteer hours throughout the parish in numerous ways such as vacation bible school, working with senior citizens, mission trips, teacher assistants, concession stands, school beautification, etc. 

McKenzie Colvin was chosen as this year’s queen by the senior Cotton Blossoms. 

JoAnna Franklin was awarded the Amelia Jordan Scholarship.

Each year the college scholarship is presented to a senior Cotton Blossom who is chosen based on the highest accumulated score received in the following categories:  interview, essay, community service hours, grades, served as a four year Cotton Blossom, attendance to the meetings and spirit.  Franklin was chosen for the scholarship by a group of educators.

Sedente Animo Civic Club members are Hannah Allen, Jada Banks, Sarah Blackwell, JoAnn Bond, Kayla Bridges, Nora Beth Brooks, Caroline Carpenter, Sharon Claxton, Chessa Copeland, Katie Copeland, Belinda Crawford, Renee Crawford, Samantha Crawford, Paula Cumpton, Lindsey Cumpton, Penny Hammons, Sharon Heath, Sheri Kitchens, Laura Mulhearn, Amanda Power, Linda Rice, Mary Sims, Janice Spencer, Darla Thames and Kym Trisler. 

The 2014 Cotton Blossoms are Madison Albritton, Olivia Biddy, Avery Blackwell, Frances Brow, Olivia Burson,  SuanneGrace Dear, Leann Franks, Gabby Gill, Madeline Gilmore, Erica Gwin, Karston Harris, Savanna Hatten, Kristin Hendry, Josie Hoychick, Isabella Micell, Melanie Parks, Natalie Reeves, Madison Russell, KoriBeth Thomason, Bailey Trichell, KaraGrace Trisler, Josie Wiggins, Hannah Williamson, MaryKyle Allen, Jenna Brakefield, Tori Burgess, Kayli Clardy, Isabel Dawson, Samantha Duncan, Madelyne Farrar, Alizabeth Guillot, Sophie Heath, Maggie Lee, Lynsey Mercer, Caroline Mills, Kylie Mills, Lauren Nobles, Christiana Papadapolos, Annie Parker, Elizabeth Spencer, Molly Stokes, Caitlin Swain, Madeline Thomas, Madision Thomas, Madalynn Warner, Madelaine Blackwell, Erin Branch, Riley Bridges, Ainsley Butler, Anna Carter, Avery Crawford, Michaela Lewis, Eryn Ogden, Kirstie Payne, Katherine Payne, Leslie Sharbono, Macy Sorensen, Cherie Tanner, Lexie Barkley, Alexis Biddy, Caroline Cater, Mackenzie Colvin, Caitlyn Corey, Joanna Franklin, Ali Green, AnnaGrace Guillot, Jenni Kennedy, Lacy McManus, Madison McPherson, Hayley Mooney, Kelsey Neilson, Kylee Ogden, Destiny Oliver, Karley Poindexter, and Emily Rawls.

The first annual “Gimme Shelter” golf tournament will be held on Oct. 18.

All proceeds will go towards the Delhi Humane Society’s goal of creating an animal shelter in the North delta. 

“We still need both corporate and hole sponsors to make it a success,” Casey Lattimer said. “If you believe in what DHS does and you share our wish to never have to turn an animal away for lack of a place to house it, please support this event. Lots of fun. Early tee times.”

For more information contact Tasha Robertson at 481-1296 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society will host its annual meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Calvary Baptist Church, 155 Hwy 594, Monroe.  Keith Kridler, Texas Bluebird Society, will be the keynote speaker.  There will be lots of bluebird and native and non-native cavity nesting bird information.  Great door prizes will be awarded.  A pair of Nikon binoculars will be given, but pre-registration and attendance is required.  There is no registration fee.  The contact for registration is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 878-3210.

• Delhi Alderman Larry Rancher invites all churches and community groups in District A to join him for a Trash Bash Day from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 at the Delhi Recreational Center. Following the trash pickup, hamburgers and hotdogs will be served to the participants.

• Cedar Baptist Church will host its 58th homecoming celebration Oct. 5.

• Boeuf River Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming/harvest day at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Lunch will follow the morning service.

• Greater Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church,, #2 Austin Road, Mangham, will celebrate its 101st church anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5.

• Charles Willoughy will celebrate his 90th birthday with a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Rayville First Baptist Church.

• The Richland Parish Police Jury will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the conference room on the fourth floor of the Richland Parish Courthouse.

• Lamar Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Oct. 12. Worship service will begin at 10 a.m. with preaching at 11 a.m., followed by dinner in the fellowship hall.

• St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church, Bee Bayou Road, will celebrate its 103rd church anniversary at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.

• Union Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 263 Cook Road, Delhi, will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

• The Delhi Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Delhi Town Hall.

• The Rayville Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Rayville Town Hall.

• The Richland Parish School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Richland Parish School Board Office.

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omicron Iota Omega Chapter, will host its Eleventh Annual Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe.

• Five churches will gather for Sunday School Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Antioch #2 Missionary Baptist Church and March 29, 2015 at Agape Full Gospel Church.


• Richland Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered approach to dealing with life, hurts, habits and hang ups meets every Thursday at First Baptist Church, Rayville. Fellowship dinner is at 5:30 p.m., a large group meeting at 6:30 p.m., open share groups at 7:30 p.m. and Solid Rock Cafe at 8:30 p.m. Child care is provided.