The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Jan. 19-25.

• Kanisha Daniels, 39; 113 Margaret St., Rayville; felony theft.

• Maryea Colson, 19; 542 Seal Loop, Rayville; improper supervision of a minor.

• One juvenile was charged with disturbing the peace by fighting.

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The Rayville Police Department issued a total of nine traffic citations this week. That number includes three for speeding and one each for running a stop sign, following too close with an accident, failure to yield at a stop light, no driver’s license in possession, wrong way on a one-way and following too close.

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Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson advised all citizens that it’s very important for parents to be aware of who their children are associating with and where they are hanging out.  

“In some instances, parents can be held legally responsible for crimes committed by their children,” the chief said. “However, apart from legal obligations, it is your duty as parents to direct and protect your children.”

Chief Robinson would also like to remind parents of the curfew ordinance in Rayville which states that juveniles cannot be out after 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday or after midnight on Friday and Saturday. 

“The curfew ordinance is just one of the ways in which law enforcement agencies and Town officials assist you, the parents, in protecting your children from harm,” he said.

Chief Robinson advised that the parents of children who are arrested for violating the curfew may be arrested and charged with improper supervision of a juvenile.

He encourages all citizens to come by the Rayville Police Department or to call 728-4431 if you need his help in any way.

Beverly Brown, a junior at St. Scholastica Academy in Covington, is one of two Louisiana students selected as delegates to the 53rd annual United States Senate Youth Program to be held March 7 — 14 in Washington, D.C. 

Each year this extremely competitive merit-based program brings 104 of the most outstanding high school students — two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity — to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who lead it. The overall mission of the program is to help instill within each class of USSYP student delegates more profound knowledge of the American political process and a lifelong commitment to public service. 

In addition to outstanding leadership abilities, a strong commitment to volunteer work, and exceptional knowledge of current events, government and U.S. history, the student delegates generally rank academically in the top one percent of their states among high school juniors and seniors.  Among the Louisiana finalists selected for consideration, Brown was the only junior.  

Brown chairs the Municipal Outreach Committee of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council. She was appointed to the Council by the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education. Academically, Beverly is ranked first in her class with a 4.58 GPA, scored in the 99th percentile on the PSAT and the SAT, is vice president of the National Honor Society, and is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Excalibur, Rho Kappa, and the National English Honor Society. She is also president of Students Against Destructive Decisions, plays varsity lacrosse and golf, and is a US Lacrosse certified girls referee. Beverly has established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which has received state and national recognition.

While in Washington the student delegates attend meetings and briefings with the President, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Senators, House Representatives and Congressional staff, leaders of cabinet agencies, an Ambassador to the United States and senior members of the national media. 

The Hearst Foundation provides all transportation and expenses for Washington Week, and also provides each student delegate with a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to continue coursework in government, history and public affairs. 

Brown is the daughter of Stacy and Brent Brown of Covington and the granddaughter of Shirley and Cliff Dodge of Rayville and the late Archie Neal Brown, Jr. of Rayville.




• Bee Bayou Faith Chapel will host revival services at 7 p.m. Jan. 29-31.

• The 60th annual Miss North Louisiana Livestock Show Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Delhi High School auditorium. Tickets for the pageant are on sale now at Delhi Health Mart.

• The annual Lambda Kappa chicken and spaghetti plates  will be available for $7 per ticket from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Rayville Civic Center. Pick up or dine in tickets will be sold at the Rhymes Memorial Library or by members of the Original Rhymes Library Restoration Society.

• The Richland Parish Police Jury will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 on the fourth floor of the Richland Parish Courthouse.

• The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Department will sponsor a Hunter Education Class at 6 p.m. Feb. 2, 3 and 5 at the Delhi Charter School. If you have questions or need further information, contact Dy. B.J. Martien at 417-2590.  To register for the class go online to and click on Hunter Education.

• The Northeast Louisiana Livestock Show Grand Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 6. 

• The LSU AgCenterwill hold a crop production forum for northeast Louisiana farmers from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 3 at the Delhi Civic Center. More information is available from Keith Collins at 728-3216.

• Hamlett Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will host a prayer luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at  the Rayville Civic Center. Keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Anthony Sledge, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church. Tickets are $20. For more information, call the Rev. Diane Nelson at 381-1566 or Ola Bunnitt at 728-5812.

• The Gospel Sounds are coming to Eastside Baptist Church, 102 Horn Road, Rayville, at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Lunch will follow.

• Abundant Life Church will host revival services Feb. 8-11 with Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday services at 7 p.m.

• The Delhi Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Delhi Town Hall.

• The Rayville Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Rayville Town Hall.

• The Richland Parish School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Richland Parish School Board Office.


• North Central Baptist Church, 1374 Hwy 859, Delhi, will host 2 Talk 4 2 Feb. 15-18. Sunday service will begin at 5 p.m. with Monday through Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m.

• Richland Parish Schools will host parent/teacher conference day Feb. 17. Report cards will be given to parents at the conference. Check with your child’s school for the specific time.

• Abundant Life Church will host a citywide crusade at 7 p.m. March 3-7 at the Rayville Civic Center.

• The Richland Parish Sheriff Department will host a Conceal Carry Class  at 8 a.m. March 14 at the Richland Parish Detention Center Classroom. Students will need to provide their own handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition.  To register for the class, call the sheriff’s office at 728-2071 ext. 0. For additional information, you may call Dy. B.J. Martien, 417-2590.

• The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival will hold its 29th annual celebration  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 in Winnsboro. Approximately 275 vendor spaces, both arts and crafts and commercial, are available this year, with an application deadline of Feb. 28. Vendor applications can be downloaded at, or one can be obtained by calling 435-7607. 

• 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.